[MARMAM] FL Manatee Job Announcement
Tom.Reinert at MyFWC.com
Fri May 23 08:35:02 PDT 2008
Sorry for cross postings. This announcement is different than the
recent posting for a similar position in Jacksonville, FL. That
position also remains open.
OPS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
TITLE: OPS Biological Scientist I - Position # 77907011
PAY RATE: $10.00/hr (40 hrs/wk) including weekends and occasional
holidays; no benefits
SECTION: Wildlife Research - Marine Mammals
LOCATION: Port Charlotte, FL (Charlotte County) Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute
DEADLINE: Open until filled
APPLY TO: Send a completed State of Florida Employment
Application, letter of interest and three references to the address
below. Resumes are welcomed but do not replace the application. A
printable Adobe PDF application can be downloaded from
Denise Boyd - Manatee Office
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Charlotte Harbor Field Lab
585 Prineville St.
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Fax: (941) 613-0948
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:
Participate in the manatee carcass salvage program by recovering manatee
carcasses from a ten county area in Southwest Florida and transportation
of the carcasses to the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory (in St.
Petersburg) for necropsy. Participate with rescues and transportation
of sick and injured marine mammals, primarily manatees. Respond
appropriately to incoming calls related to public reports of wildlife
alerts. Communicate effectively with network of stranding responders
including various agencies, NGO's, and across FWC divisions. Perform
and assist with field necropsies of dolphins and manatees when
appropriate. Produce detailed reports regarding manatee carcasses and
rescues. Reports will include standardized maps generated with ArcGIS
software. Assist with manatee tracking and tagging projects as needed.
Conduct aerial surveys of marine mammals as assigned, including
management of data. Participate in multi-agency manatee
photo-identification and genetics sampling programs. Assist with data
entry, analyses, and data archival tasks as assigned. Complete
administrative paperwork including travel, time sheets, and reports.
Assist with manatee outreach programs including presentations for local
groups and agencies. Perform tasks such as general cleaning of office
and equipment, vehicle, trailer and boat maintenance, and other tasks as
assigned by supervisor.
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 field equipment, digital cameras, and personal
computers, software including Excel, Access, ArcGIS, and Word, are also
highly desired. Field work is highly physical and applicant must be able
to lift 50 lbs. Applicant must be able to swim proficiently, possess or
obtain a Class D driver's license for employment, and 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.
Applicant must be able to work under adverse field conditions,
potentially nights, on weekends and holidays. Aerial survey experience
is highly desired. Must be able to communicate effectively verbally
and in writing, establish and maintain effective working relationships
with others, utilize problem solving techniques, and understand and
apply applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
FWC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer. If you
require an accommodation to participate in the application / selection
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 ELIGIBILITY.
Review of applicants will begin May 28th and will continue until a
suitable applicant is found.
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