[MARMAM] Job: FL manatee technician

Reinert, Tom Tom.Reinert at MyFWC.com
Wed May 14 13:25:47 PDT 2008

Biological Technician, Marine Mammals

This is a full-time (40 hr/wk), hourly position (OPS, no paid benefits)
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, located in
Jacksonville, Florida, working with the Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute's Marine Mammal Research Program.

DUTIES:  Participate in the manatee carcass salvage program by
recovering manatee carcasses from a ten county area in northeast Florida
and transporting to the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory (St.
Petersburg) for necropsy. Participate in rescues and transportation of
sick and injured marine mammals, primarily manatees.  Perform and assist
with field necropsies of manatees (primarily), right whales, dolphins
and other marine mammals.  Conduct field work that may include aerial
surveys of manatees, tracking radio-tagged manatees, photo
identification work, and assisting with the North Atlantic right whale
project as needed.  Computer skills: utilize software such as ArcGIS,
Excel, Access, and Word.  Prepare detailed stranding and rescue reports.
Complete paperwork including travel, time sheets, and technical reports
as assigned.  Assist with manatee outreach programs.  Perform tasks such
as general cleaning of office and equipment, vehicle, trailer and boat
maintenance, data entry and other tasks assigned by supervisor.  

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 lbs.  Applicant must possess or can obtain a Class D
driver's license for employment. Must have the ability to work both as a
team member as well as independently in various field situations. Marine
mammal stranding-response experience is preferred. Must be able to work
under adverse field conditions, potentially nights, on weekends and

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

Base pay: $10.00/hr

Position #:  77900919

Review of applicants will begin May 28, 2008 and will continue until a
suitable applicant is found.

Please submit electronic resume, letter of interest, State of Florida
application, and three references to:

Ryan Berger, Marine Research Associate
Fish & Wildlife Research Institute
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Ryan.Berger at MyFWC.com

Questions or inquiries: 904-573-4910 (t)

State of Florida application:

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