[MARMAM] job posting - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) OPS Biological Scientist I (Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab - St. Petersburg, FL)

Garrett, Andy Andy.Garrett at MyFWC.com
Mon Aug 29 08:48:07 PDT 2016



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OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC


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Req No:  77902156-51307987-20160822140001

  Agency Name:  Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Description:

Working Title:  OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC
Broadband/Class Code:  19-1023-01
Position Number:  77902156-51307987
Annual Salary Range:  $13.00 per hour
Announcement Type:  Open Competitive
City:  ST PETERSBURG
Facility:  MARINE MAMMAL PATHOBIOLOGY LABORATORY (ST. PETERSB
Pay Grade/ Pay Band:  BB005
Closing Date:  9/8/2016
The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer.  For more information click on our E-Verify website<http://dms.myflorida.com/human_resource_support/human_resource_management/for_job_applicants/e_verify>.


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
Section: Wildlife Research/Marine Mammals
Location:  Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab - St. Petersburg, FL
Job Description
This position will assist in the coordination of salvage and recovery of marine mammal carcasses for the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory (MMPL)/Northwest field station (Northwest region: coastal and inland waterways of Manatee County to Escambia County).  The incumbent will serve as member of FWC's manatee necropsy team conducting field and laboratory necropsies on manatee, record observations and complete associated necropsy reports.  This position will be responsible for carcass disposal, and cleaning of equipment and instruments.  This position will assist in marine mammal rescue and transport operations in the Northwest region and assist with marine mammal rescue and capture operations away from designated area as needed. This position will serve as the MMPL volunteer coordinator and will be responsible for the management of MMPL volunteers and interns, including recruitment, scheduling, and assignment of tasks. The incumbent will be responsible for prioritizing and filling full and partial manatee skeletal requests for research and education and managing bone loan documentation.  This position will assist with other priority program monitoring efforts as assigned, may include aerial surveys, genetic field sampling, and photo-identification.  This position will be responsible for downloading and logging photographs taken during MMPL necropsies, rescues, captures, and other field activities.  This position will oversee repairs and general maintenance of all photography equipment at MMPL.  This position will work a normal work schedule of Tuesday-Saturday and will need to work some holidays in rotation with other MMPL staff members for the purpose of responding to marine mammal emergencies as needed or assigned.  Will respond to marine mammal strandings outside of normal work schedule as needed or assigned.
Minimum Requirements
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences
Preferred Experience
One year of professional biological experience in a field or lab research program is preferred.
Applicants having live and dead marine mammal stranding/necropsy experience may be given preference.
Knowledge, Skill(s), and Abilities

  *   Knowledge of the Florida Manatee Recovery Plan and state and federal legislation protecting manatees
  *   Knowledge of methods of data collection and principles and techniques of research and analysis
  *   Knowledge of marine mammal anatomy and necropsy techniques
  *   Knowledge of digital SLR cameras, filters, and lenses
  *   Knowledge of marine mammal capture, handling, and transport techniques
  *   Able to trailer flatbeds/utility trailers, and watercraft vessels up to 26' in length
  *   Able to safely operate watercraft vessels 26' in length and smaller
  *   Be capable of daily manual labor requiring handling of heavy and sharp objects and working under unpleasant conditions
  *   Must be physically fit, able to vertically lift at least 75 lbs, and be able to swim sufficiently to save oneself
  *   Able to conduct fieldwork in all weather conditions
  *   Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  *   Be comfortable speaking to the public
  *   Possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Florida driver's license within a month of employment
Where To Apply
Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First (http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com<http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/>) by the closing date listed.  Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are applying online, faxed, or mailed to 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 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.
WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT?  Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary 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 employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.
WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

  *   State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
  *   Workers' Compensation- mandatory
  *   Reemployment  Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
  *   Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements. Consult with People First or the servicing Human Resource Office for details.)
  *   Deferred Compensation - voluntary
  *   Employee Assistance Program - voluntary
WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

  *   Any form of paid leave
  *   Paid holidays
  *   Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  *   Reinstatement rights or retention rights
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.
The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database that confirms the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.





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