Current Job Openings

Senior Security Guard


This position patrols assigned areas to insure the personal safety of the University populace and to provide protection and security at the FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory in St. Teresa, FL. Due to the remote location of this facility, the Sr. Security Guard (SSG) assigned to this facility works without direct supervision and exercises independent judgment in matters which may affect life and/or millions of dollars in marine research.

  • Within the broad range of safety and security responsibilities, the SSG performs specific Patrolling grounds and waterfront to ensure protection and security of personnel, equipment, vehicles, vessels, buildings and grounds
  • Provides emergency medical care to sick and injured persons
  • Maintains constant inventory of vehicles and vessels-ensures vessels at sea return as anticipated
  • Initiates search and rescue operations by Marine Patrol, Coast Guard and Sheriff's Office for missing/overdue marine vessels
  • Maintains close observation of weather and tide conditions-secures facility and vessels against severe weather
  • Conducts routine inspections of facilities for fire and other safety hazards
  • Closely monitors marine life and marine life-support systems including tanks, pumps, filters, lines, gauges, etc
  • Challenges strangers seeking entry and permits authorized entry only (water and land)-Secures accident and crime scenes-submits sketches and reports as required
  • Investigates unusual, suspicious or extraordinary events.
  • Prepares and submits appropriate reports and maintains various files
  • Assumes total responsibility for entire FSU Marine Lab Facility in absence of other authority
  • Performs special projects or other assigned work as required/requested
  • Assists with crowd control during special events at the FSU Marine Lab
  • Reporting the condition of safety equipment in and around University Facilities. This would include identifying hazards created by others who are working and/or visiting the campus


(1) High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience related to the duties of this position. (Note a combination of post high school education and experience equal to one year). (2) Experience or the ability to work proficiently under stressful conditions and complete one or more tasks simultaneously. (3) Able to meet the physical demands of this position to include standing and/or walking for long periods of time. (4) Able to follow written and verbal instructions. (5) Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. (6) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. (7) Ability to use good judgment and differentiate emergency situations from non- emergency situations and handle confidential information. (8) A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain. (9) Must meet the requirements of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes.

To apply, go to: Florida State University at and refer to job ID 39488.

Research Faculty Position Open: Marine Community Ecologist

The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) invites applications for a Marine Community Ecologist research faculty position (12 month renewable appointment). We seek a highly motivated individual with notable research achievements. The successful applicant will be expected to make a commitment to excellence in scholarship, student mentoring and outreach and have the ability to develop a well-funded, independent research program. Salary will be provided at 100% for the first two years and 75% from the 3rd year forward, with the expectation that the remaining 25% of salary will be met through external funding. A competitive start-up package will be offered. Applicants must have a Ph. D. degree with significant postdoctoral experience.

The Coastal and Marine Laboratory is committed to research focused on coastal and marine issues of ecological importance that provides the scientific basis for policy decisions. The primary area of interest is in experimental community ecology with a focus on local habitats. The FSUCML is embedded in an area of rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity with an abundance of complex and interconnected estuarine and marine habitats including tidal salt marshes and flats, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, and hard-bottom reefs dominated by soft coral and sponge communities. It is expected that successful candidates would focus on ecological processes related to these local habitats and environments, while complementing existing faculty expertise. Opportunities for collaboration are encouraged between FSUCML scientists and faculty on the FSU campus in Tallahassee.

Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a two page narrative describing their research interests and plans, and a brief graduate student mentoring statement. Applications must be sent electronically to Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation sent to

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Alternate Boat Captain/First Mate - a part time position

These positions are onboard the R/V APALACHEE, a 65-ft (80 ton), a twin engine research vessel. The positions will require abilities for precise vessel maneuvering and extensive nighttime work, and deployment of a variety of oceanographic equipment and fishing gears. Other duties include assisting the first captain in vessel maintenance and accommodating research equipment loading, hookup and deployment. Knowledge of hydraulic systems strongly desired.

Qualifications: (1) Must have at least a 100-ton captain's license and meet all US Coast Guard standards for time at sea and drug testing; (2) high school diploma/equivalent and at least four years of relevant experience; (3) knowledge of field equipment use and maintenance; (4) proficient in computer applications, including Excel and Word or equivalent software. (5) attention to detail and ability to multi-task; (6) ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and have strong critical thinking and communication skills.

To apply, go to: Florida State University at and refer to job ID 37136.

This position is being posted as open until filled. Review of applicants will begin in May and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Applicants must submit electronic copies (PDF files preferred) of a Résumé and the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references along with the application.

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