[MARMAM] Job Announcement

Valerie Park valeriep at alaskasealife.org
Tue Jan 17 17:46:36 PST 2006

The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to marine
research, rehabilitation, conservation, and public education is seeking
applications for the following: 




This position is responsible for coordinating a broad range of field
related activities specific to the Steller Sea Lion (SSL) & Northern Fur
Seal Research Program at ASLC, supporting  the Juvenile SSL Program, and
other duties as assigned that will require initiative and supervising


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

1.                   Supervise boat operations for the program, and
actively participate in selecting, purchasing, rigging, testing and
operating assorted boats utilized in the program, in collaboration with
the Vessel Safety Officer.  


2.                   Participate and assist in coordinating dive capture
and surface handling operations, and other diving-related research in
the SSL Program in collaboration with the Dive Safety Officer.


3.                   Support under the direction of the Chief Scientist
and attending Veterinarian, handling of captured animals while in the


4.                   Acquire sedation equipment and provide a lead role
in dart capturing Steller sea lions on land.


5.                   Support captive Transient Steller Sea Lion Program
under direction of the Chief Scientist, including research facilities
and animal care.


6.                   Participate in drafting permit applications for the
capture and holding of transient juvenile Steller sea lions, and other
permitting-related activities.


7.                   Support and assist in the design and construction
of facilities or technologies for Steller sea lions.


8.                   Provide support for research that may include
harbor seal, eider, sea otter and other programs.



Degree in Biology or Zoology preferred, or 3 years of project or animal
management experience may be substituted.  A minimum of 2 year
experience in a management or supervisory role desired.  Individuals
with Steller sea lion experience preferred.  Experience with equipment
procurement and inventory is beneficial.  Minimum of 3 years experience
with professional boat procurement, rigging, maintenance or operation
required.  Wildlife immobilization training and experience preferred.
SCUBA certification (NAUI / PADI) to Advanced Open Water level
preferred.  Position requires extensive field work dealing with large,
potentially dangerous animals.  


This is a full-time position.  The SeaLife Center offers a competitive
wage (DOE) with great benefits, in a beautiful setting.  Seward is a
tourist destination, located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, boasting
incredible recreation opportunities.  Imagine partaking in world-class
halibut and salmon fishing, rafting, and kayaking in Resurrection Bay
and on the Kenai River.  Experience icebergs calving from glaciers in
Kenai Fjords National Park.   Hike the 200 miles of trail in the Chugach
National Forest, viewing wildlife like moose, black and brown bears,
bald eagles, and Dall Sheep.  

Start Date:  March 1, 2006 or ASAP            Apply by:   February 3,


Send resume & application (downloadable at www.alaskasealife.org
<http://www.alaskasealife.org/> ) to Human Resources, Alaska SeaLife
Center, P. O. Box 1329, Seward, AK  99664-1329, or fax 907-224-6320, or
email to HR at alaskasealife.org <mailto:human_resources at alaskasealife.org>




The ASLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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