[MARMAM] Job Announcement

Reinert, Tom Tom.Reinert at MyFWC.com
Tue Aug 28 13:19:33 PDT 2007

*sorry for any cross-postings*

Agency: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Annual Salary: $39,863.72 
Position Number: 77072001
Employment link:

** This position is being RE-ADVERTISED to broaden the applicant base.
Previous applicants DO NOT need to re-apply in order to be considered.

Recover marine mammal carcasses for necropsy from the northeast sector
of Florida and transport to central necropsy facility in St Petersburg.
Responsible for accurate sample collection and measurements along with
photographic documentation of carcasses. Responsible for appropriate
disposal of carcasses. Conduct necropsies on badly decomposed manatee
carcasses and completes associated necropsy reports. Conduct necropsies
on other stranded marine mammals as time warrants. Participate in
manatee rescue operations including site coordination as well as vessel
operation, capture, and transportation of animal to appropriate ocean
aria. Conduct rescues on other marine mammals as time warrants.
Responsible for developing and monitoring annual working budget ensuring
that expenditures do not exceed spending authority. Responsible for the
supervision of assigned OPS personnel. Serve in on-call status after
operating hours in weekly rotation with at least three other staff
members for the purpose of responding to statewide manatee emergencies.
Responsible for daily operation of manatee activities in northeast
Florida field station including telephone communications, coordination
of required purchases and operational accounts with salvage staff at
FWRI, preventative maintenance and minor repair of field equipment,
vehicles, boats and trailers. Prepare field reports and office written
communications. Plan and conduct manatee field research projects such as
aerial surveys and photo identification as warranted and within the
framework of FWRI's manatee research program. Assist with Right Whale
and other cetacean research projects.
A bachelor's degree in one of the physical or natural sciences and two
years of related experience. Applicants with a master's degree as
described above or in Marine Science are encouraged to apply and may
receive preference. Applicants having experience with marine mammal
necropsies and stranding may also be given preference. 
Knowledge of: biological sciences; principles and techniques used In
research on marine mammals, methods of data collection; principles and
techniques of research and analysis associated with marine mammals.
Ability and willingness to fly aerial surveys. Ability to: collect and
analyze data; utilize problem solving techniques; understand and apply
applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare written
reports; track budget and assess budgetary needs: plan, organize and
coordinate work assignments; communicate effectively verbally and in
writing; use personal computers and database software; supervise people,
establish and maintain effective working relationships; work under
adverse conditions such as recovering, transporting, and necropsy
rotting carcasses. Ability to swim with sufficient skill to save oneself
in the event of an emergency; safely operate vehicles, trailers and
boats up to 22'; maintain a valid driver's license and work hours In
excess of 40 per week and serve in on-call status on a rotational basis;
and acquire certification of completion of a boater safety course within
the probationary period.

The state of Florida is an EEO/AA Employer.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, veterans and spouses of
veterans may receive preference in employment and are encouraged to
If you require an accommodation to participate in the process, please
contact the hiring authority in advance.
Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully
authorized aliens who can provide proof of their identity and employment

Thomas R. Reinert, Ph.D.
Research Administrator - Tequesta Field Laboratory
Marine Mammal Program -- Manatees
Fish & Wildlife Research Institute
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
19100 SE Federal Hwy
Tequesta, FL  33469

Phone: 561-575-5408
Fax: 561-743-6228

Visit our website: http://research.MyFWC.com/

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