[MARMAM] Job opening

Brill, Katie Katie.Brill at MyFWC.com
Tue Aug 15 07:42:54 PDT 2006

> OPS Research Staff
> Job #77900922
> Department: Marine Mammal Research
> Location: St. Petersburg, FL (Pinellas County)
> Rate of Pay: $10.00/hr (40 hrs/wk) including some weekends and
> occasional holidays; no benefits provided 
> Close Date: Open until filled
> Contact: Katherine Brill
> Position Description:
> Serve as member of FWC's manatee necropsy, carcass salvage, and rescue
> team.  Conduct necropsies at the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory
> or in the field on manatees and other marine mammal carcasses, record
> observations, and complete associated necropsy reports.  Responsible
> for preparation and labeling of sample containers, carcass disposal,
> and cleaning of equipment and instruments.  Recover marine mammal
> carcasses for necropsy from Florida's Northwest region (coastal and
> inland waterways of Manatee County to Escambia County).  Process
> skeletal collection requests according to FWC and USFWS guidelines;
> prepare skeletal remains for curating and shipping and process
> federal, state, and international permits for tracking skeletal
> collections and information requests.  Maintain inventories of tissues
> and tissue requests.  Manage associated database of inventories
> including metadata.  Responsible for vessel maintenance and associated
> boater safety reports. Assist with processing and labeling of manatee
> necropsy slides and digital images and managing the archiving of
> digital images.  Serve with other MMPL staff members in the rotating,
> on-call duty (that includes weekends and occasional holidays) for the
> purpose of responding to marine mammal emergencies and carcasses.
> Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
> *	Knowledge of the Florida Manatee Recovery Plan and state and
> federal legislation protecting manatees
> *	Knowledge of methods of data collection and principles and
> techniques of research and analysis
> *	Knowledge of marine mammal anatomy and necropsy techniques
> *	Knowledge of SLR digital cameras, filters, and lenses 
> *	Experience creating and managing databases, spreadsheets, and
> word processing using Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word
> *	Able to trailer flatbeds and watercraft vessels
> *	Able to safely operate watercraft vessels 26' in length and
> smaller
> *	Be capable of daily manual labor requiring handling of heavy and
> sharp objects and working under unpleasant conditions
> *	Must be physically fit, able to lift at least 75 lbs, and be
> able to swim sufficiently to save oneself
> *	Able to conduct fieldwork in all weather conditions
> *	Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships
> *	Be comfortable speaking to the public
> *	Possess or be able to obtain a Florida driver's license within a
> month of employment
> Minimum Requirements:
> A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a
> major in one of the biological sciences or one year of professional
> biological experience in a field or lab research program.  Experience
> with dissection, pathology, or animal necropsies. 
> TO APPLY: Please reply to this posting with a cover letter, resume,
> and references or submit a completed State of Florida Employment
> Application to the contact listed below.  An application can be
> printed from https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com. 
> Katherine Brill
> Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
> Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
> Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory
> 3700 54th Avenue South
> St. Petersburg, FL 33711
> (727)893-2904
> Fax: (727)893-2907
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