[MARMAM] Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute position Associate Research Scientist

Hines, Ellen Ellen.Hines at MyFWC.com
Thu Jun 12 12:44:39 PDT 2008



Req No:  77072679-51197089-20080206094740   Agency Name:  FWC -
Fish&Wildlife Cons Comm Description: 


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Pinellas County

Annual Salary Range:

$1783.89 - $2272.02

Announcement Type:

Open Competitive






                         *This is being readvertised, previous
applicants need not re-apply to be considered.*

 $1783.89 - $2272.02 is the Bi-weekly salary upon experience.

Designs and conducts research and statistical assessments on various
aspects of marine mammal populations. Conducts statistical analyses and
builds mathematical models of manatee and right whale populations in
collaboration with other investigators within and external to FWRI,
using available databases (e.g. mortality, aerial survey, telemetry,
habitat, genetics, and photo ID) or obtaining additional data as
necessary. Designs studies and monitoring programs for research on
manatee and right whale populations and related habitat issues.
Evaluates and recommends appropriate changes to data collection methods
to correct for or reduce sampling bias and increase reliability. Ensures
that all data and modeling undergo rigorous quality control and quality
assurance. Consults with and advises government agencies in evaluation
of manatee population data collected by FWC and other agencies.

Prepares reports and manuscripts of findings from above studies for
Florida's marine resource managers.  Publishes data in refereed journals
or peer-reviewed books and proceedings.   Reviews and evaluates reports,
proposals, and manuscripts pertaining to marine mammals.  Seeks
extramural funding. Serves on committees and working groups as assigned.
Provides guidance to Imperiled Species Management on data
interpretation. Provides leadership and participates in 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 other sections in the Institute.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of wildlife
biology, terminology, principles and techniques used in research on
marine mammals or other wildlife species; statistical and simulation
modeling methods, Bayesian statistics including hierarchical models; and
aerial surveys, genetics, or other population survey techniques. Ability
to collect and maintain scientific data related to population research,
biology and modeling; to perform quantitative analysis and modeling of
scientific data; to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; to
publish manuscripts in refereed scientific journals; to work
independently; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to
effectively supervise people; to establish and meet work-related goals;
to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, to access and
formulate budgetary needs, policies, principles and procedures used in
personnel & database management; use of statistical analysis software;
use of word processing, spreadsheet and database software. 

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

The state of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action
Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the
Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority
and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287).  Notification
to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time
to provide the accommodation. 

Veterans' preference will be given to eligible veterans and their
spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. 

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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