[MARMAM] Job Posting- Aerial Surveys at UNC Wilmington

McLellan, William mclellanw at uncw.edu
Tue Apr 10 17:00:18 PDT 2007


UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON

STAFF VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 23, 2007

 

 

Marine Mammal Coordinator/Observer (Research Specialist- Contributing
Level)* #27231 Time-limited through March 31, 2008, with continuation
possible pending available funding.  Coordinates and participates in
monthly aerial surveys to determine marine mammal abundance and
distribution off the coast of North Carolina with the purpose of
determining their spatial and temporal habitat use patterns. Conducts
offshore aerial and vessel surveys for marine mammals, coordinates
weather dependent flight schedules with pilot, and provides logistical
ground support. Will be responsible for data collection, entry and
analysis; generating activity reports; and assisting in final report
preparation. Ensures quality control of data collection including
recording location of sightings on GPS, photography, and video.  Mental
concentration and visual attention are essential to comply with research
protocol.  Must have marine mammal experience, strong data management
and photographic skills, and scientific report writing experience.
Travel may extend for periods of weeks and will include offshore vessel
surveys.  Requires graduation from an appropriately accredited four-year
college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and
experience.  .  Bachelor's degree in biology and marine mammal survey
experience preferred.  Additional evidence of offshore vessel skills
will be helpful. HIRING SALARY*:  $3,000 per month.  For
employment/re-employment purposes, this vacancy is treated as a grade
70.

 

 

MARINE MAMMAL OBSERVER (Research Technician- Journey Level) #27232
Time-limited through March 31, 2008, with continuation possible pending
available funding.  Conducts offshore aerial and vessel surveys for
marine mammals to assist in determining their spatial and temporal
habitat use patterns.  Duties will include monthly flights to assess
marine mammal abundance and distribution off the coast of North Carolina
with associated data collection and data entry. Data collection will
include recording location of sightings on GPS, photography and video.
Must have marine mammal experience, strong data management and
photographic skills, and scientific report writing experience.  Mental
concentration and visual attention are essential to comply with research
protocol.  Travel may extend for periods of weeks and will include
offshore vessel surveys.   Requires a combination of training and
experience required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the
position.  Bachelor's degree in biology and marine mammal survey
experience preferred.  Additional evidence of offshore vessel skills
will be helpful. HIRING SALARY*:  $2,500 per month.  For
employment/re-employment purposes, this vacancy is treated as a grade
60.

 

To receive consideration: Please complete the online application process
available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu by April 16, 2007.
Letters of application, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information
for three professional references should be attached to the online
application and not e-mailed or mailed.  MS Word or Adobe PDF
attachments are specifically preferred.  Paper applications will not be
accepted for this vacancy.  For questions regarding the online
application process, please contact Human Resources at 910-962-3160. The
University of North Carolina Wilmington is and Affirmative Action/ Equal
Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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