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Environmental Lands Research Analyst (#ENVLRAGENR) GENR
$23.94-$38.02 Hourly / $4,149.60-$6,590.13 Monthly / $49,795.20-$79,081.60 Yearly


Performs advanced environmental monitoring, research and analysis to develop and implement effective environmental preservation and restoration programs within the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP).


A Bachelor's degree in Natural Science, Physical Science, or related field; and
Five years of experience in environmental research and analysis, one year of which must have been at a supervisory level.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of environmental protection issues and habitat restoration techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and local environmental protection, laws, regulation and policies.
  • Considerable knowledge of environmental monitoring and research methods.
  • Considerable knowledge of flora and fauna both indigenous and non-indigenous to Florida.
  • Considerable knowledge of current practices and advancements in the science of Conservation Biology.
  • Some knowledge of GIS and GPS technologies.
  • Skill in the research and analysis of complex environmental management issues.
  • Skill in the use of a computer and related software.
  • Ability to research and analyze environmental issues, assess changing facts or conditions, and develop effective strategies to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to prepare complex environmental related reports.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Develops and implements long term environmental research programs within the ELAPP program to promote the preservation and restoration of natural habitats, and the conservation of unique native species.
  • Establishes systematic monitoring programs to assess the status of native and exotic plant and animal populations within ELAPP preserve boundaries.
  • Assesses the effects of current environmental management practices such as the use of prescribed burns, and the public use of ELAPP preserves.
  • Researches and analyzes habitat restoration methods and outcomes to achieve desired results.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of efforts to control exotic species infestations, and provide statistical analysis of data and trends.
  • Coordinates with County and other government regulatory agencies regarding proposed developments and land use changes near ELAPP Preserves, and assesses how development and land use changes impact environmental management programs.
  • Develops, or assist with the development of scopes of services for habitat restoration projects on various ELAPP sites, and oversee contractors hired to implement these projects.
  • Assists in formulating environmental rules, policies, regulations, and operating procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Possession of a valid Driver's License.

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