Manager, Field Operations

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program is currently seeking a Field Operations Manager.


Date posted

Apr. 13, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

May 13, 2017 12:00 am




  • United States

Job description

Field Operations Manager
Location: Gainesville, FL US
Company: Battelle
Job Description:

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place. 

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program is currently seeking a Field Operations Manager. This position is located in Gainesville, FL and manages NEON operations at Ordway-Swisher Biological Station (Gainesville, FL), Disney Wilderness Preserve (Poinciana, FL), and Jones Ecological Research Center (Newton, GA).

Occasional travel outside the region will be required.

NEON is a continental-scale ecological observation facility sponsored by the National Science Foundation that gathers and synthesizes data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. The observatory is designed to collect high-quality, standardized data from field sites across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Gainesville, FL is home to the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Located in north-central Florida, Gainesville ( is 2 hours from both the Atlantic and Gulf Coast. Gainesville boasts world-class fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, diving and kayaking and offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy the unique natural environment of the Florida peninsula. 


This position manages a broad scope of scientific inquiry, managing a multi-disciplinary team of field scientists who collect measurements related to botany, mammalogy, limnology, micrometeorology, eddy flux and water quality at three NEON sites in Domain 03- Florida (Southeast).


  • Bachelors’ Degree in life science field.
  • 5 years previous experience supervising personnel including participating in hiring, training, and evaluating performance.
  • Previous experience developing and managing budgets and schedules.
  • Previous experience performing ecology related lab and field activities and/or maintaining scientific instrumentation (e.g. meteorological and aquatic sensors).
  • Previous experience communicating with external stakeholders such as customers, funding agencies, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Requires critical human relation skills to understand, select, develop and motivate others.
  • Permanent U.S. Work Authorization required

More information and to apply:

Field Operations Manager.NEON


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