[MARMAM] Vacancy Announcement: Marine Mammal Technician, Georgia, USA

Clay George Clay.George at dnr.state.ga.us
Tue Sep 4 16:05:26 PDT 2012

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division
is seeking applications for a full-time marine mammal technician:

JOB TITLE:  Natural Resources Tech (AL)
POSITION #: 00099765
LOCATION:  Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, U.S.A.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  September 14, 2012 	
START DATE:  As soon as filled
ENTRY SALARY: $2,964.11/month (includes benefits, housing not

DESCRIPTION:  The Marine Mammal Technician will assist a Natural
Resources Biologist in implementing the Department's marine mammal
conservation program.  Primary responsibilities will include: 1)
assisting with North Atlantic right whale, manatee and bottlenose
dolphin field research and conservation activities (e.g., aerial
surveys, boat-based surveys, data entry, database management, report
writing), 2) implementing the Georgia Marine Mammal Stranding Network
(e.g., conducting necropsies, processing diagnostic samples, training
and supervising volunteers, administering humane euthanasia to sick and
injured marine mammals, participating in an on-call rotation) and 3)
maintaining  and organizing research equipment, facilities and supplies.
 Other responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1)
conducting public education and outreach programs, 2) providing
technical assistance to the public regarding nongame wildlife issues and
3) assisting with other nongame research and conservation activities as
needed (e.g., shorebird surveys, sea turtle strandings).  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Completion of coursework equivalent to an
Associate’s degree in Wildlife Management or a related field AND One
year of experience at a level equivalent to a Wildlife Technician 2. OR
Two years of experience in the Wildlife Resources Division as a Wildlife
Technician 2.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience operating small boats in coastal
water.  Experience and skills in operation of biological databases. 
Experience in marine mammal surveys and in marine mammal stranding
network.  Experience collecting biological data from stranded marine
mammal including necropsies.  Experience with the maintenance of boats. 
Due to aerial survey duties, the selected candidate must be able to meet
the NOAA Aviation Safety program minimum training standards, including
ability to pass a "water ditching safety and survival" course.

TO APPLY:   Go to http://www.gadnr.org/careers, click on the “View
DNR Vacancy Announcement” link to download the vacancy announcement,
and apply as directed for position #00099765.  Complete applications
must be postmarked by September 14, 2012.

R. Clay George
Wildlife Biologist
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division
Nongame Conservation Section, Coastal Office
One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
clay.george at dnr.state.ga.us 

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