[MARMAM] OPS Biological Scientist I Position at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Koslovsky, Stacie Stacie.Koslovsky at MyFWC.com
Mon Oct 8 11:50:08 PDT 2012

Broadband/Class Code:  19-1023-01
Position Number:  77907338
Annual Salary Range:  $15 per hour, no benefits
Announcement Type:  Open Competitive
Closing Date:  10/31/2012

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, St Petersburg
Section: Wildlife Research
Subsection: Marine Mammals


DURATION: 18 months at 20 hours/week

Job Description:
This is a part-time (20-30 hours per week), grant-funded 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.  The incumbent will specifically work with researchers on a project to summarize and analyze water temperature data in relation to cold-related manatee mortality.  The main responsibilities for this position are entering and verifying tabular and spatial data; assisting with the maintenance, quality assurance and quality control of databases; developing cartographic products, descriptive statistics, graphs, and written summaries for use in reports and presentations and for management purposes; assisting with metadata documentation and data archival; 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.

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

Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Application Form electronically in People First, by midnight on the closing date listed.  Go to:  https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com<https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/> (enter 77907338 in the keyword search field).  Additionally, applicants are required to complete the additional application questions.  Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and three references with their People First application by the closing date, but these do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida application form.  If you experience technical difficulties during the application process, please call People First at 1-877-562-7287.  Thank you.

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.  OPS temporary employment is limited to 1,040 hours.  Extensions beyond the 1,040 hour limit are based on position funding and agency need and must be authorized by the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget.

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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