This opportunity is curated through the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network. Opportunities posted through the Network may not be affiliated with the Florida Museum or TESI, but are shared with UF undergraduate students who want to learn more about environmental research, education and outreach, and civic engagement. 

Host Organization

DB Environmental

Type of position

  • Full-time

Position description

This is a field-based position consisting of 90% outdoor field activities and 10% indoor office activities (this could vary from week to week). Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Collecting high-quality water, vegetation, and soil/sediment samples in wetlands and other aquatic environments, often in remote locations;
  • Leading a team of field personnel to ensure project objectives and quality requirements are met;
  • Calibrating, using, and maintaining field instruments to measure and record field data (e.g. data sondes);
  • Deploying, programming, collecting samples from, maintaining, and troubleshooting autosamplers;
  • Identifying South Florida freshwater wetland plants;
  • Recording detailed ecological observations and relaying those observations to project managers;
  • Maintaining and cleaning boats and field vehicles at the field office facility;
  • Updating and maintaining data files using MS Excel; and
  • Performing administrative tasks that support general operations of the field office.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the natural or physical sciences or a related scientific field and two (2) years experience collecting samples in wetlands or other aquatic environments required. An Associate’s degree in the natural or physical sciences or a related scientific field and four (4) years experience collecting samples may substitute.
  • Previous experience must include collecting environmental or water quality samples for low-concentration analytes.
  • Ability to learn computer software to manage field instruments and produce detailed, organized field notes.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively under adverse field and weather conditions. Examples include wading in wetlands up to waist-deep, exposure to South Florida heat and rain, and stinging and biting insects. Ability to swim. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Capacity to independently evaluate operational situations, identify hazards or problematic conditions, and problem-solve to appropriately apply techniques and protocols specified in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Ability to learn and implement new SOPs.
  • Ability to work in small teams in close quarters, operate and ride in vehicles and boats for extended periods.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Demonstration of initiative and willingness to perform a variety of tasks.

To apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter by May 24th to

Application Due

May 24, 2024


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