[MARMAM] Job Posting - FWC Manatee Photo-ID Research Staff

Johnson, Jennifer Jennifer.Johnson at MyFWC.com
Tue Aug 18 05:49:04 PDT 2009



Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Manatee Photo-identification Research Staff


Section:  Wildlife Research

Sub-section:  Marine Mammals


Location:  Saint Petersburg, Florida (Pinellas County)


Rate of Pay:  $11.00-$12.00 per hour, dependent on experience.  No paid
benefits.  Full-time (40 hours/week)


Closing Date:  Sunday, August 23, 2009


Brief Description of Job Duties:

Assist in all aspects of the manatee photo-identification project.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: photographing
manatees, independently operating and trailering vessels up to 24' in
length, collecting environmental and behavioral data, collecting genetic
samples from free ranging manatees, matching images to known animals,
drawing composite scar sketches of manatees, data entry and
verification, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, management of
volunteers/interns, and public outreach.  Travel and working on weekends
will be required periodically.  


Desired Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.  The
successful candidate must have strong computer skills, preferably
including experience with Microsoft Office applications (particularly
Microsoft Access) and photo-editing/management software.  Previous
experience in photo-identification, in the operation of digital SLR
cameras, and in boat handling and trailering is strongly desired.
Patience, organizational skills, attention to detail, strong oral and
written communication skills, and the ability to work successfully with
a number of different cooperators are essential qualifications for this
position.  Qualified applicants will also need to be adept at
independent problem-solving and time management to succeed in this


Applicants should apply through the PeopleFirst website at
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com (enter 77900917 in the keyword search
field).  In addition, in order to be considered for the position,
qualified applicants must submit by the closing date a cover letter,
resume, and a list of three references via email to Kari.Rood at MyFWC.com.


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