Spellman, Ann Ann.Spellman at MyFWC.com
Thu Aug 30 08:55:06 PDT 2007

SALARY: $10.00/hr, no benefits; 40 hours/week 
OPEN: 08 August 2007; open until filled

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: Duties include but are not limited to
recovery of manatee carcasses from a six county area on the central East
Coast of Florida (Brevard, Indian River, southern Volusia, Seminole,
Lake and Marion Counties).  Conduct necropsies on badly decomposed
manatee carcasses and transport fresh to moderately decomposed manatee
carcasses to the necropsy facility in St. Petersburg.  Participate in
the manatee rescue network, including coordination of capture and
transportation of injured manatees to the appropriate rehabilitation
facility.  Conduct aerial surveys of manatees, track radio-tagged
manatees and photograph manatees for photo identification purposes.
Participate in aerial verification/documentation flights for the North
Atlantic right whale, participate in aerial synoptic surveys for
manatees. Participate in data entry, office work and extensive public
outreach including working with the press. Work long, unscheduled hours
on short notice that include some evenings, most weekends and frequently
on holidays.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A degree in one of the biological sciences from
an accredited university. The ability to safely operate and trailer
boats less than 40 feet in length is highly desired.   Applicant must
obtain boater safety certification within the first six months of
employment.  Knowledge and the ability to use personal computers, field
gear, and cameras are also highly desired. Applicant must be able to
swim proficiently. Field work is highly physical and applicant must be
able to lift 50#. Applicant must possess a Class D driver's license for
employment. Must have the ability to work both as a team member as well
as alone in various situations. Must be a U.S. citizen with clean record
as Homeland Security clearance is necessary for some areas within our
coverage. Applicants must be organized, detail oriented, have a strong
work ethic, be self-motivated and willing to go the extra mile on a
daily basis.

CONTACT:		Ann C. Spellman
			Marine Research Associate
			Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
			Florida Marine Research Institute
			Indian River Field Station
			1220 Prospect Ave., STE 285
			Melbourne, FL 32901
			Ann.Spellman at MyFWC.com

To apply, submit a State of Florida Employment Application (follow link
at    http://research.myfwc.com/careers) and current resume along with
at least three references to the individual whose name appears above.
Electronic submissions accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer

Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully
authorized aliens who can provide proof of their identity and employment

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