[MARMAM] Job Posting - Marine Mammal Spatial Analyst

Chip Deutsch chipjd at cox.net
Wed Sep 20 10:37:04 PDT 2006

  The following position with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission in St. Petersburg, Florida is now open.  
For more detailed information and to apply through People First, please
visit our web site: 
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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