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Employment Opportunities

Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technology Specialist

Tall Timbers Research, Inc. is recruiting a full-time Remote Sensing and Geospatial
Technology Specialist to join the growing Geospatial Center. Tall Timbers is recognized as the home of the
study of fire ecology and is an advocate to protect the right to use prescribed fire for land management.

Position Responsibilities:
● Apply geospatial technology and remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve
geospatial problems for projects involving natural resources
● Analyze image data (multispectral and hyperspectral), use statistical analysis software, image analysis
software, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS, ERDAS, ENVI, Python, and R to
evaluate and analyze data obtained from remote sensing systems
● Develop and maintain applications in Google Earth Engine
● Document and develop results from both basic and applied scientific and technical research for use in
technical reports and publications
● Work on variety of projects in support of Geospatial Center at Tall Timbers
● Collaborate with research and conservation staff as well as outside partners
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
● Remote Sensing, GIS, Remote Sensing / GIS Integration, GIS Modeling & Simulation, Spatial and
Biophysical Modeling, Fire Behavior Modeling, Computer Mapping and GIS Applications for Natural
● Working knowledge of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise
● Programming experience in Python, R, and JavaScrip
● Strong interest in drone technology and current or ability to obtain FAA’s Small UAS Rule (Part 107)
● Ability to work across multiple technology disciplines
● Experience planning and managing GIS projects
● Strong organizational and data management skills
● Desire to continue learning in the fields of remote sensing, spatial analysis, and conservation science
Minimum Training and Experience
● MS in remote sensing, geospatial science, GIS or physical science or similar with specific coursework
or relevant work experience in remote sensing, image processing, GIS, geography, forestry ecology of
fire behavior.

This position requires:

1) Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, concepts,
practices, standards, and methods of geography and natural resources to assume duties related to
the analysis of relationships between various natural resources, and apply established geospatial
analysis processes, protocols and solutions to support project objectives

2) Knowledge of geospatial
technology (e.g., ArcGIS; image processing; remote sensing) sufficient to apply established methods
and procedures;

3) Skill in programming languages used for data analysis and processing (e.g., Python,
R); 4) Knowledge of cartographic principles and conventions sufficient to create maps for internal and
external use displaying natural resource data, highlight particular analysis results, and convey basic
geospatial information. and network equipment.
 Ability to document and convey technical information to technical and non-technical users in written
reports and oral presentations.

Time management skills to work on multiple projects simultaneously
 Willingness to learn new concepts and skills

The selected applicant will be employed by Tall Timbers and based out of Tall Timbers, Tallahassee, FL. This
position will be full time and on-site. The position will report to Joe Noble, GIS/Information Technology
Program Director and work in close collaboration with the on-site Project Reseach Scientist. Starting salary
range is $25 to $32/hour with benefits.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
to jnoble@talltimbers.org. Applications will be accepted until 12/30/2023 or the position is filled.



Livingston Place Quail Management Internship

The Livingston Place Quail Management Internship is designed for students finishing up at 2 or 4 year programs in Wildlife Management with an interest in working on managed quail land. Livingston Place is a 9,125 acre working quail property near Monticello, FL owned and operated by Tall Timbers Research, Inc. Objectives include:

  1. Quail hunting and field trials,
  2. Preserving the historical, cultural and natural features, and
  3. Education and training.

The internship is a 16 week program usually from Jan-April that is designed to indoctrinate young people to Tall Timbers land ethic of Exemplary Land Stewardship. The student will be housed and employed at Livingston Place and exposed to a wide array of activities in a short time. The end result is expected to be placement of the intern in a position on a managed quail property. A checklist of activities/skills the intern will be exposed to includes the following:

  • Tractor driving (roller chopping, mowing, fire break harrowing, planting, etc.)
  • Basic power equipment operation and maintenance (chainsaw, limb pruner, lawnmower, etc.)
  • Horseback hunting for wild quail
  • Assisting with wild quail field trials
  • Introduction to horse care and maintenance
  • Prescribed burning
  • Supplemental feeding including grain handling/storage
  • Wildlife research (radio-tracking quail, avian census, predator index, small mammal trapping, etc.)
  • Nest predator trapping
  • Quail trapping for research and translocation
  • Feral hog trapping
  • ATV and pickup operation and maintenance

Interested parties should have completed an A.S. or B.S. in wildlife management or be very close to doing so. A cover letter and resume can be sent to the Livingston Place office at 1583 Livingston Road, Greenville, FL 32331. TEL 850.997.1957, or emailed to LivingstonPlace@talltimbers.org.

Fire Ecology Internships

The Fire Ecology Program seeks to provide field and laboratory experience for college students and recent graduates in the areas of plant ecology, ecosystem ecology, and fire ecology and science. Our research focus includes effects of fire regime on plant communities, soil chemistry, carbon sequestration, and fire behavior in southern pine forests and hardwood bottomland forests, effects of prescribed fire on air quality, and natural history of the local region.

Most internships last 8-16 weeks and are largely fieldwork based. Specific activities vary from year to year.

  • Summer interns (May-August): Summer interns are usually focused on fieldwork in pine grasslands, with emphasis on identifying, measuring, and collecting plants to characterize changes in vegetation in response to fire regime or land-use history. Summer interns also often help with prescribed burns and collect associated fire effects and fire behavior data.
  • Fall interns (October-December): Every other year we hire fall interns. Fall interns are focused on measuring trees for a long-term census in an old-growth beech magnolia forest.

In addition to the above tasks, interns may also help with mapping burned areas with a GPS unit, entering and processing data using database and GIS software, entering data in Excel or Access, collecting and processing soil samples, adding information to a database on local native plants, and drying and weighing fuels.

Applicants should be college students or recent graduates in biology, wildlife, forestry, natural resources, environmental studies/science, or related fields and have an interest in a career in natural resources. Applicants will be evaluated based on the potential benefit of the experience to his or her career plans and satisfactory references regarding work habits, professionalism, attitude, and physical fitness, as work is sometimes strenuous and conducted in difficult outdoor conditions. Employment will be contingent upon passing a driver’s record background check (no points on driver’s record for the past 3 years) for insurance purposes, although exceptions are sometimes made. We encourage students of varying backgrounds to apply. Deaf and hard-of-hearing applicants are welcome.

Internships are technically unpaid but provide a stipend of $295 per week. Limited on-site housing is available at no cost to full-time interns. For interns that commute, some compensation is provided. Interns will be expected to work full 8 hour days (8-4:30, with a half hour lunch).

Summer internships: Review of applications begins March 1 each year and are filled as appropriate candidates are found.

Fall internships: Review of applications begins August 1 each year and positions are filled as appropriate candidates are found.  The internships run for about two months, beginning around mid September.

To apply, please submit:

  • A resume
  • A 1-2 pg. cover letter describing your qualifications, interests, and how you expect the experience to benefit your career. At the end of the cover letter, please be sure to state the beginning and ending date of your availability and note whether or not you require housing on station.
  • Updated academic transcript (does not have to be official).
  • Full contact information for two or more references from previous employers or educators.
  • Photocopy of your driver’s license (we require no points on the driver’s record for driving work vehicles).

Email application materials to: Cinnamon Dixon

Cinnamon Dixon, Fire Ecologist
Tall Timbers
13093 Henry Beadel Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Fire Science Applications Internships

No internships at this time