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HVAC Mechanic 60310000 - AG-FAC PLANNING / OPERATIONS In the State of Florida
The HVAC Mechanic with IFAS Facilities Planning and Operations provides preventive maintenance and general maintenance for all UF/IFAS-owned buildings at Lake Alfred, Apopka, and Wimauma, Florida. Primary work location can be adjusted to any of the sites to best accommodate the employee. Driving a state vehicle to work sites is required.
SNAP-Ed Evaluation & Data Coordinator 60451000 - AG-FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM In the State of Florida
The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program is seeking an evaluation scientist with strong study design, data collection, and analytical research skills in quantitative and survey research to guide evaluation of SNAP-Education activities in Florida. The Evaluation & Data Coordinator will assess statewide needs and determine evaluation priorities for a multi-million-dollar federal grant. They lead a team and coordinate efforts to enhance implementation and expand the evidence-base for SNAP-Ed. Join us to create a healthier Florida!
EXT AGENT II* 60354029 - AG-HILLSBOROUGH Hillsborough
The University of Florida (“UF”) is seeking an Extension Agent II for Fruit and Vegetable Production at UF IFAS, in Hillsborough County, with duties and responsibilities to include teaching, research, extension, and service.
Research Administrator II 60760000 - AG-IRREC-FT. PIERCE St. Lucie
This position requires a highly motivated, service-focused, self-starting professional to support scientists who are working diligently to discover solutions to some of the most vexing problems in Florida and the world. As a Research Administrator in The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), you are expected to provide comprehensive research administration to a portfolio of faculty/principal investigators (PIs) in various units to ensure the overall effective coordination of research administration services, systems, policies, processes, and compliance.Position will provide lifecycle pre & post-award research administration ensuring the fulfillment of all grant and/or contract and compliance requirements. Major duties include proposal development, review, submission, and management of research-related agreements, and award management, including effort, expenditures, modifications, and closeouts, in addition to regularly communicating with the projects’ sponsors.Working from a remote location is possible.The RA II is a mid-level position with some prior experience in research administration, who 1) applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity, 2) exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action, and 3) works independently with general supervision. Problems faced are sometimes difficult, but typically not complex. The RA II may influence others within the job area through explanation of facts, policies, and practices. Every member of our community is expected to foster a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others, regardless of background or perspective and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.
OPS Communications Assistant 60030000 - AG-DEAN FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
This part-time OPS position (approximately 20 hours per week) assists in the administration and communication of the Agriculture National Graduate Institutional Name Exchange (AG-NGINE) as well as the facilitation and production of a variety of communications collateral and media for the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). The Communications Assistant reports to the Assistant Director of Communications.
Extension Program Specialist (Hybrid) - Pinellas Region 60451000 - AG-FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM Pinellas, Remote/Flexible
The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program is seeking an enthusiastic professional in Upper Southwest Florida to deliver policy, systems and environment (PSE) change trainings and technical assistance to staff from schools, childcare centers, and other community partners to help make the healthy choice the easy choice in Pinellas and surrounding counties. If you are passionate about health equity, want to make it easier for limited-resource youth to lead healthier lives, and can see yourself working with partners from different sectors to increase healthy food access opportunities, work for FNP!
Extension Agent I - III – Commercial Horticulture 60354041 - AG-MANATEE Manatee
As an Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Manatee County government. As an extension educator, you will design, implement, and evaluate commercial horticulture educational programs to assist clientele in nursery crop production and oversee the educational programming for the Living Lab at Geraldson Farm Project. You will devote 5% of your time contributing to our 4-H Youth Development program. Your target audiences will include horticulture producers, allied industry representatives, national, state, and local agencies, Manatee County citizens youth and adult, among others.
Fiscal Assistant II 60950000 - AG-PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH / ED Marion
This is a key administrative position at PSREU focused on the overall Office Administration, primarily fiscal and office administration. Incumbent will also share the responsibility on a wide variety of financial transactions (PCard, invoices, purchase orders, monthly reconciliation, etc.) to assist with high volume at this IFAS Unit. The employee will be the primary receptionist greeting faculty, visitors, students, etc. when they arrive at PSREU. This position is cross-trained and shares responsibilities with the Administrative Support Assistant II position in the office.
Grounds Supervisor 63520100 - FS-OPER EG GROUNDS-ADMIN Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Reporting to the Grounds Superintendent/Horticulture this position field manages and coordinates daily landscape maintenance activities of Grounds teams through the Senior Groundskeepers and through direct oversight. Expedites emergency requests. Oversees the performance of outside vendors for quality and workmanship, correct and timely billing, and timeliness of work. Establishes and reinforces safety guidelines. Performs administrative functions such as budgeting, purchasing, ensuring accuracy of work and payroll records, employee performance evaluations, metric reporting, and other related duties.
Administrative Spec II 60470000 - AG-WILDLIFE ECOLOGY / CONSERV Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
This position supports the Unit Leader, Assistant Unit Leaders, cooperating faculty, staff, and students in operation of all aspects of the Florida Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (Unit) within the Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation (WEC). The primary duties and responsibilities consist of independent work in pre- and post-award support for faculty within the Unit and cooperating faculty within WEC as well as cross-college proposals and awards. The incumbent must develop an understanding of the Cooperative Agreement that governs the Unit and exercise independent judgment in interpreting relevant Federal, State, and University policies and procedures to ensure smooth operations, a cooperative working environment, responsible management, and growth in Unit programs.
Water Resources Program Assistant 60354058 - AG-SARASOTA Sarasota
The Extension Program Assistant will work with UF Faculty and County staff to assist with the creation of education, outreach, and volunteer opportunities that enable county residents and visitors to save water and implement best practices that enhance water quality. These services include but are not limited to: water conservation, Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG), and reclaimed water outreach, irrigation evaluations, and school-age youth outreach and education. The incumbent will also develop and incorporate marketing strategies to inform residents of these programs and educate them about water conservation and water quality enhancement efforts through the website, social media, traditional media outlets, and at community events.
State 4-H Events Coordinator 60330000 - AG-YOUTH,FAMILIES& COMMUNITIES Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The State 4-H Events Coordinator manages, has fiscal oversight and leadership to a variety of state 4-H educational activities and competitive events in cooperation with other faculty and staff; coordinates Florida participation in selected national and regional 4-H events; plans, implements, and evaluates select state 4-H events and educational programs including awards and recognition; provides timely communication to faculty/staff, volunteers, youth, donors, sponsors, and the public; The State 4-H Events Coordinator reports to the Associate State 4-H Program Leader.
Research Administrator II 60150000 - AG-FOOD SCIENCE / HUMAN NUTR Main Campus (Gainesville, FL), Remote/Flexible
This position requires an initiative-taking, service-focused individual to support scientists who are working to discover solutions to issues related to human nutrition and food science. As a Research Administrator II in the Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) Department, you will provide comprehensive pre- & post-award research administration to faculty/principal investigators to ensure effective coordination of research administration services, systems, policies, processes, and compliance. Major duties include participating in proposal and complex budget development, review, and submission of grant proposals, ensuring compliance, management of other research related agreements, and award management. This position reports to the Research Administrator III of the FSHN Department. The Research Administrator II is a mid-level position with prior experience in research administration, who applies acquired skills, and knowledge to complete assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity, exercises judgment within defined guidelines, and determines appropriate action.
Agricultural Assistant III 60950000 - AG-PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH / ED Marion
The Plant Science Research and Education Unit (PSREU) in Citra is seeking an Agricultural Assistant III. The PSREU was established to provide space and support for specialized research on fruit, vegetables, turf, agronomic and ornamental crops for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. To accomplish this mission, PSREU staff interact with faculty and staff members to complete successful research projects. These projects are detailed by design and precise data must be obtained for the results to be meaningful.
Laboratory Technician III 60910000 - AG-SWFREC-IMMOKALEE Collier
This is a technical position for laboratory work, field and greenhouse on citrus and vegetables. Responsibilities include day to day activities in support of the Soil Microbiology program at the IFAS/Southwest Florida REC
Research Regulatory Analyst II 11200000 - RE-IACUC Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
This is a highly responsible position, which reports to the Associate Director for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) office. The IACUC consists of scientists, non-scientists, and unaffiliated residents of the community who review the use of animals in research and teaching at UF under the rules and regulations of the USDA, NIH/OLAW and others who safeguard the welfare of these animals. The University of Florida’s IACUC reviews animal research conducted at the Health Center, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and IFAS. The IACUC office supports the IACUC committee. The primary responsibility of this position is to review IACUC protocol submissions, assist Principal Investigators/laboratory staff with protocol submissions, and serve as a liaison between the research community and the IACUC during protocol review. In addition, this person will be cross-trained in other IACUC pre and post-approval duties/staff areas to provide coverage during times of increased work burden, staffing shortages due to leave or turnover, and provide flexibility to modify processes to be more efficient and/or compliant.
Florida 4-H AmeriCorps Program Director 60330000 - AG-YOUTH,FAMILIES& COMMUNITIES Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The Florida 4-H AmeriCorps Program Director provides leadership for and manages the programmatic and administrative operations of the AmeriCorps Environmental Education Programs at Florida 4-H camps and communities. They will recruit, train, and retain AmeriCorps members and actively promote the associated environmental education programs; actively market the program to local and state community partners, and manage all necessary reporting related to the Florida 4-H AmeriCorps grant. The program director works alongside the on-site, camp directors in the formulation of policies and procedures which have a significant impact on the AmeriCorps program. This program director will also assist in creating, training, and teaching environmental education curricula and programs.
Laboratory Technician III 60460000 - AG-SCHL FOR, FISH, & GEOMATICS Alachua
The primary responsibility of this position is to facilitate citizen volunteers in the monitoring of water quality in Florida lakes. LAKEWATCH is a water quality monitoring program that facilitates "hands-on" participation by community volunteers in the management of Florida lakes, estuaries, rivers and springs through monthly sampling activities. LAKEWATCH is one of the largest community science programs in the country, with over 1800 trained volunteers, 800 monitored ecosystems, and 30 years of water quality data. In 1991, the Florida Legislature recognized the importance of the program and established Florida LAKEWATCH in the state statutes (Florida Statute 1004.49.). More information can be found at: https://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/. The LAKEWATCH Lab Tech is responsible for the training, supervision, and coordination of volunteers who collect water quality data from Florida’s lakes, rivers, and coasts. They will also disseminate LAKEWATCH information to the public at regional meetings. Duties also include assisting in the compilation of data collected by volunteers for later analysis, maintaining the LAKEWATCH email and phone line, and creating/editing content for social media channels. **The in-office work location is Building 782, 7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, FL 32653. This position requires regular out-of-area travel to attend Regional Volunteer meetings, sample pickups, as well as conference and/or other research activities.  Normal work schedule will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm for a 40 hour week with flexibility to accommodate regular work travel.**
Post-doctoral Associate - Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering for Biomass Oil 60080000 - AG-AGRONOMY Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The Crop Biotechnology Research Program at University of Florida, headed by Fredy Altpeter, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate with experience in modular assembly of recombinant DNA constructs, plant genetic engineering, molecular biology and project management to join our team. The research program focuses on designing high biomass crops for enhanced productivity and production of biomass oil using the “plants as factories” concept.
County Extension Director and Agriculture/Natural Resources Program Extension/Extension Agent II - IV 60355013 - AG-MIAMI-DADE Dade
We are looking for candidates with academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, and innovate in a rapidly changing world. The academic program focus of this Extension Agent position is Agriculture/Natural Resources. As the CED (about 70% of your time), you will lead the total Miami-Dade extension program. As the Agent (about 30% of your time), you will lead through the design, implementation, and evaluation of agricultural education programs designed to assist clientele in small farm management in a resource‐efficient and environmentally sensitive manner.

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