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Florida Atlantic University IRLON Field Coordinator in Harbor Branch (HBOI), Florida

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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University is seeking an IRLON Field Coordinator, Fort Pierce, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

This position will participate in the Indian River Lagoon Observatory, specifically with the Indian River Lagoon Network of Environmental Sensors (IRLON). This scientist will work with the IRLO Principal Investigator, the IRLON Manager, and team, with an emphasis on the technical and field operations for IRLON, including deploying, operating, and maintaining monitoring sites and sampling equipment according to current IRLON SOPs. The IRLON Field Coordinator is expected to pursue this work with general guidance from the immediate supervisor.

Summary of Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Prepare, deploy, maintain, clean and troubleshoot continuously operating, custom suite of biogeochemical and weather instrumentation in a bio-fouling marine environment.

  • Perform sensor calibration, verification, preventative maintenance, and QA/QC checks on monitoring equipment in field and laboratory settings.

  • Interface with sensor manufacturer representatives for troubleshooting, shipping/ receiving, and technical issues with instrumentation.

  • Organize and oversee training for field personnel and volunteers on instrumentation, communications, and QA/QC procedures.

  • Maintain a stocked and inventoried supply of parts, equipment, and instrumentation for IRLON deployments, operations, and maintenance/repairs.

  • Participate in revisions of SOPs for technical operations.

  • Participate and adhere to the IRLON QAPP and IRLON SOPs.

Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS from an accredited institution in Engineering, Marine Science, or related technical field, and two years appropriate work experience relating to the duties and responsibilities of the position is required. Must have valid Florida Driver’s license and acceptable driving record.Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and managers from varying disciplines. May require some weekend and/or evening work in addition to regular work hours.Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following:• Experience with advanced water quality instrumentation and telemetry• Basic computer knowledge including MS Office, DOS, Terminal Emulator, sensor host software applications, CRBasic • Troubleshooting with technical equipment• Trailering, driving, and working from boats• Working in the field in various types of weather• Lifting heavy equipment (50 lbs)


$40,000 - $45,000

College or Department:

Harbor Branch


Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Work Days and Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. May require weekend and/or evening work in addition to regular hours.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment. Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on June 30, 2020. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior notice.

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Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art and technology in all disciplines. Student success, excellence and community engagement are some of our highest values as a university. These values are prominent throughout FAU's community and are essential to the employee experience. FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service, and reflects this commitment as a key Platform in its 2015 - 2025 Strategic Plan. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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