[MARMAM] Job Announcement posted: #77903019 OPS Bio Sci I (Melbourne Beach)

Greer, Bill Bill.Greer at MyFWC.com
Fri Jul 15 06:20:37 PDT 2016


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OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC


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Req No:  77903019-51315564-20160707160008

  Agency Name:  Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Description:

Working Title:  OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC
Broadband/Class Code:  19-1023-01
Position Number:  77903019-51315564
Annual Salary Range:  $13.00 per hour
Announcement Type:  Open Competitive
City:  MELBOURNE BEACH
Facility:  Melbourne Marine Mammal Research Laboratory
Pay Grade/ Pay Band:  BB005
Closing Date:  7/29/2016
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>.


LOCATION:  Melbourne Beach
SECTION:    Wildlife Research/Marine Mammals

Description of Job Duties:
This position will assist in the coordination of salvage and recovery efforts of marine mammal carcasses for the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute FWRI) East Central Field Laboratory.  The incumbent will serve as member of FWC’s manatee necropsy team conducting field and laboratory necropsies on manatee and other marine mammal carcasses, record observations and complete associated necropsy reports.  This position will recover marine mammal carcasses for necropsy from the East Central region (coastal and inland waterways of Volusia County to Indian River County) of Florida and assist in manatee rescue and transport operations in the East Central region as well as assist with manatee rescue and capture operations away from designated area as needed.  This position will be responsible for preparation and labeling of sample containers, carcass disposal, and cleaning of equipment and instruments.  This position will be responsible for managing the East Central region’s manatee photo id efforts, managing field equipment and cameras and submitting data to stakeholders in a timely fashion.  This position will be responsible for assisting with other projects in the East Central region including volunteer and intern coordination as well as with the deployment, retrieval, maintenance and data collection of temperature probes throughout the winter months.  This position will be responsible for assisting with basic maintenance of vehicles, trailers and vessels as well purchasing needs and other tasks as assigned by supervisor.  This position will assist with aerial surveys for manatees as needed. This position will have an assigned work schedule of Sunday-Thursday (8:00 am-5:00 pm) and will be asked to respond to marine mammal emergencies and carcasses outside of normal work schedule as needed or assigned.  This position will serve in a rotation with other East Central staff members for the purpose of covering the East Central Region during state holidays.
 Knowledge, Skills, 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
  *   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
 Minimum Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences.  Experience with dissection, pathology, or animal necropsies and data management.
Preferred Experience:
Applicants having live and dead marine mammal stranding/necropsy experience may be given preference.
Applicants having photo-id collection experience in the field may be given preference.
Application Process:
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.
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 - optional (must meet eligibility requirements)
  *   Deferred Compensation - voluntary
  *   Employee Assistance Program – voluntary
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 hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If a conditional offer of employment is made, you will be required to provide identification and proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States for the hiring authority to which application is made.





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Bill Greer
Marine Mammal Biologist
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
4020 South Highway A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Cell: 321-626-7367
Wildlife Alert: 1-888-404-3922
E-mail: bill.greer at myfwc.com<mailto:bill.greer at myfwc.com>



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