[MARMAM] Job Posting Extended - Marine Mammal Spatial Analyst

Chip Deutsch chipjd at cox.net
Mon Oct 16 19:46:27 PDT 2006

   The deadline for the following position with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission in St. Petersburg, Florida has been
extended to Nov 3.  Previous applicants need not reapply to be considered.

> For more detailed information and to apply through People First, 
> please visit our web site:
> http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?refnode=410233

> For personnel information and assistance, you can also contact 
> Kathy.Kulaas at MyFWC.com.  Please do NOT reply to the sender.

> Position Description: 
> The Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) is seeking candidates 
> for the position of Associate Research Scientist. Job duties include:
> integrates GIS methods and analytical techniques with spatial 
> databases resulting in applications and spatially explicit models of 
> marine mammals including North Atlantic right whales and Florida 
> manatees primarily to provide information to natural resource 
> managers. Works to develop models of marine mammal movements, risk 
> assessments, and effectiveness of proposed management strategies using 
> empirical data on spatial distribution, habitat variables, and vessel 
> traffic patterns. Serves as scientific lead for FWRI's right whale 
> research program and supervises GIS staff and field coordinator for 
> right whale project. Provides statistical inference from existing 
> spatial databases, and assists in the development of efficient 
> sampling designs for the collection of future data. Works closely with 
> scientific and technical staff to assist in the maintenance and 
> continued development and deployment of GIS databases and metadata 
> related to our marine mammal program. Responsible for the supervision 
> of assigned personnel in a coaching and mentoring manner to maintain a 
> team-oriented approach to section goals. Other duties include but are 
> not limited to: recruitment, training, planning and directing work, 
> reviewing performance with employee and ensuring compliance with FWRI 
> rules, policies and procedures. Maintains a professional working 
> environment that promotes teamwork within working units and with their 
> sections in the Institute.

> Education: A master's degree and 4 yrs. of professional experience as 
> described above; or a doctorate with 2 years of experience. Candidates 
> with PhD will be given preference.

> Desired Qualifications: 
> Knowledge of research techniques for wildlife and habitats. Ability to 
> collect and manage data; plan, organize, and coordinate work 
> assignments; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; a 
> demonstrated ability to supervise assigned personnel in a coaching and 
> mentoring manner and to establish and maintain effective working 
> relationships, and to work in excess of 40 hours per week if needed.
> Skill in use of ArcGIS including programming (such as Python or other 
> scripting languages) and experience with ArcGIS Model builder, 
> statistical software, and database management.

> Salary:  $49,558 / yr

> This position is a State of Florida Full Time Employee (FTE) position 
> which provides a full benefit package.

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