[MARMAM] Job Announcement: Florida GIS/database research scientist

Reinert, Tom Tom.Reinert at MyFWC.com
Tue Oct 14 07:47:19 PDT 2008


ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Position Number: 770071759

Closing Date: 11/07/08

Location: SAINT PETERSBURG

County: Pinellas County

Annual Salary : $51,045.54

Announcement Type: Open Competitive

Position Description: The Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) is
seeking candidates for the position of Associate Research Scientist.
Job duties include:
Integrates GIS methods and analytical techniques with spatial
databases resulting in applications and spatially explicit models and
analyses of marine mammals including North Atlantic right whales and
Florida manatees primarily to provide information to natural resource
managers.   Works to develop models of marine mammal movements,
distributions, risk assessments, and effectiveness of proposed
management strategies using empirical data on spatial distribution,
habitat variables, and vessel traffic patterns.   Provides statistical
inference from existing spatial databases, and assists in the
development of efficient sampling designs for the collection of future
data. Prepares written reports regarding interpretation and analysis
of GIS and biological data for manatees and right whales. Publishes
data in refereed journals or peer-reviewed books and proceedings.
Reviews and evaluates reports, proposals, and manuscripts pertaining
to marine mammals. Participates in editorial review of scientific
manuscripts written by other researchers. Works as a member of dynamic
section teams as an analytical consultant. Consults with and advises
government agencies in evaluation of manatee and right whale
biological data collected by FWC and other agencies.  Provides
guidance to the FWC Imperiled Species Management on interpreting and
using marine mammal data. Seeks extramural funding.

Education:  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.

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of research principles and techniques for wildlife and
habitats, Knowledge of marine mammals and wildlife biology.  Ability
to collect and manage data; plan, organize, and coordinate work
assignments; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; a
demonstrated ability to supervise assigned personnel in a coaching and
mentoring manner and to establish and maintain effective working
relationships, and to work in excess of 40 hours per week if needed.
Skill in use of ArcGIS including programming (such as Python or other
scripting languages) and experience with ArcGIS Model builder,
statistical software, and database management.

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

THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER. PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 295
FLORIDA STATUTES VETERANS AND SPOUSES OF VETERANS MAY RECEIVE
PREFERENCE IN EMPLOYMENT AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


APPLY ON-LINE at:  https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/ 

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