[MARMAM] JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Right Whale/Manatee GIS/spatial and mathematical modeling specialist; St. Petersburg, FL

Reinert, Tom Tom.Reinert at MyFWC.com
Mon Oct 7 08:42:16 PDT 2013


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST-FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Position Number: 77071804-51197197
Annual Salary Range: $50,000-52,045
City: SAINT PETERSBURG
Facility: FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Closing Date: 10/23/2013
The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

FULL ANNOUNCEMENT: http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-653944&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

Anticipated Vacancy
(11/1/2013)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Designs and conducts scientific research and monitoring programs that address management concerns for marine mammal conservation. Integrates GIS methods and analytical techniques with spatial databases resulting in spatially-explicit models and analyses of marine mammals including North Atlantic right whales and Florida manatees. Conducts statistical analyses and builds mathematical and spatial models of right whale and manatee populations. Provides statistical inference from existing databases, and assists in the development of efficient sampling designs for the collection of future data. Develop models of marine mammal movements, distributions, risk assessments, and effectiveness of proposed management strategies using empirical data on distribution, habitat variables, and vessel traffic patterns. Consults with and advises government agencies in evaluation of marine mammal information collected by FWC and other agencies.

Prepares and administers grant proposals, contracts, and agreements needed to achieve research objectives. Seeks extramural funding. Prepares reports and manuscripts of findings from above studies for Florida's wildlife resource managers and for publication in refereed scientific literature.

Responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel with duties including but not limited to: recruitment, training, planning and directing work, reviewing performance. Maintains a professional working environment that promotes teamwork within working units and with other sections in the Institute.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
A Master's degree in a physical or life science and 3 yrs. of professional experience as described above; or a Doctorate with 1 year of experience.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of wildlife ecology, terminology, principles and techniques used in research of marine mammals or other wildlife species; statistical, spatial, and simulation modeling methods. Ability to collect and maintain scientific data related to population and ecological research, biology and modeling; to perform quantitative analysis and modeling of scientific data; to publish manuscripts in refereed scientific journals; recent demonstrated experience effectively supervising assigned personnel; advanced use of statistical analysis and GIS software; use of word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Skill in use of ARCGIS including programming (such as Python or other scripting languages) and Model builders.

TO APPLY
Submit a complete an up-to-date State of Florida employment application form electronically in People First, by midnight on the closing date listed.

Go to: http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com.

You may also submit a resume and cover letter in People First as an attachment. Note that supporting documentation does not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida employment application form.

If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287. If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110. Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.
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.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.
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