[MARMAM] Manatee Database Management and GIS position open at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Hines, Ellen Ellen.Hines at MyFWC.com
Mon Mar 10 08:46:25 PDT 2008

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Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission

Fish And Wildlife Research Institute

OPS Database management and GIS specialist

Position #77900909
Section: Wildlife Research

SubSection: Marine Mammals

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida (Pinellas County)

Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour, dependent on experience. No benefits.
Full-time (40 hr/week)

Posting Date: 10 March 2008

Closing Date: 24 March 2008

Brief Description of Job Duties:
This is a technical position that supports Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute (FWRI) scientists in managing and analyzing tabular and
spatial (GIS) data for research on the Florida manatee and its habitat.
The program collects a wide range of biological data, including
mortality, aerial survey, mark-recapture, satellite and VHF telemetry,
behavioral, and habitat characteristics. The person in this position is
responsible for creating, maintaining, and assuring quality control of
multiple databases on manatee biology and habitat; develops customized
Access-based data forms and databases; locates, retrieves, and
integrates biological and environmental spatial data from in-house and
outside sources; and maintains metadata documentation. He/she will work
under the supervision of a senior-level scientist of the program and
will interact with researchers and field station staff on various
projects. Assists in analyzing, modeling, and interpreting GIS and
tabular data; summarizes data for papers, reports and management, as
assigned. This position requires a person who is organized,
detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to communicate technical
materials with others.

Desired Qualifications
A bachelor's degree with a major in one of the natural sciences or
geography and one year of related professional experience; or a master's
degree in one of the natural sciences or geography. Qualified applicant
must have knowledge of relational databases and data management
principles, GIS theory and methods, and spatial analysis techniques.
Applicant must have strong computer skills, including a working
knowledge of relational database management tools using Microsoft
Access. Successful applicant will be expected to develop customized
Access databases, including data entry forms with built-in QA/QC and
queries to extract relevant information. Applicant must be proficient in
applying GIS skills using ArcGIS software. Good verbal and written
communication skills are necessary, including the ability to work well
with others in a team and to communicate GIS knowledge to team members
lacking GIS experience. Qualified applicant should have skills in
database quality control and problem-solving, and must be
detail-oriented to succeed in this position. 

An application form can be downloaded from
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com <https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/>  

Agency Web Site: www.MyFWC.com <http://www.myfwc.com/> 

FWRI Marine Mammals Web Site: www.research.MyFWC.com

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.

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



Ellen Hines, PhD 

Associate Research Scientist 

Marine Mammal Section 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 

100 Eighth Ave SE 

St. Petersburg, FL 33701 

1-727 896-8626 x1926

Fax: 1-727 893-9176

Ellen.Hines at myfwc.com 



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