[MARMAM] Manatee OPS Biological Scienist II Position at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Koslovsky, Stacie Stacie.Koslovsky at MyFWC.com
Tue May 22 07:28:27 PDT 2012


Req No:  77900909-51196773-20120517094503
Agency Name:  Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Broadband/Class Code:  19-1023-02
Position Number:  77900909
Annual Salary Range:  $16.00 per hour, no benefits
Announcement Type:  Open Competitive
Pay Grade/ Pay Band:  BB008
Closing Date:  6/1/2012

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer.  For more information click on our E-Verify website.


Job Description:
This is a technical position that supports Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) scientists in managing tabular and spatial (GIS) data for research on the Florida manatee and its habitat.  Specific manatee research conducted at FWRI includes population monitoring, carcass recovery and necropsy, telemetry, mark-recapture, and habitat characterization.  The incumbent will interact and problem-solve with researchers and field station staff on various projects.  The main responsibilities for this position are entering and verifying tabular and spatial data; assisting with the creation, maintenance, quality assurance and quality control of multiple databases; developing cartographic products and tabular data summaries for use in publications, reports, presentations and field research and for management purposes; assisting with metadata documentation and data archive; and locating, retrieving and compiling biological and environmental data.
The person in this position will communicate technical information to coworkers, while maintaining a professional working environment that promotes teamwork within working units and with the Marine Mammal Program at FWRI.  The person will occasionally participate in public outreach efforts and may have the opportunity to take part in a limited amount of field work, depending on interests, skills and program needs.

Required Education:
A Bachelor's degree with a major in one of the life or physical sciences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*       Knowledge of GIS, relational databases and data management principles.
*       Knowledge of wildlife ecology, biology, or natural systems.
*       Skilled at using a personal computer, preferably including experience
using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and ArcGIS 9.x or 10.x.
*       Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to
work well independently and as a member of a team.  Qualified applicants will need to be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and adept at problem-solving and time management to succeed in this position.
*       Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.

Preferred Experience:
Applicants having experience with SQL Server, Model Builder, Python, MATLAB and/or R may be given preference.

Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida employment application form electronically in People First, by 11:59pm on the closing date listed.  Go to:  https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com (enter
77900909 in the keyword search field).  Additionally, applicants are required to complete the additional application questions and to submit a cover letter, resume and three references with their People First application by the closing date.  Further supporting documentation may be submitted in People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida employment application form.

If you experience technical difficulties during the application process, please call People First at 1-877-562-7287.

What is OPS Employment?
Other Personal Services (OPS) temporary employment is an employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks.
 OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position.  Extensions must be authorized by the Governor's Office of Policy and Budget each fiscal year.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in 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.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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