[MARMAM] Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Employment Opportunity- Assistant Stranding Coordinator
hwhitehead at tmmsn.org
hwhitehead at tmmsn.org
Mon Oct 10 08:00:41 PDT 2016
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Employment Opportunity Announcement - Assistant Stranding Coordinator (Full-time)
October 10, 2016:
The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN) is a non-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals through rescue and rehabilitation, research and education, along the Texas coast.
Position: Assistant Stranding Coordinator
Hours: Employee must have flexible hours including some weekends and holidays
Application Deadline: October 21, 2016 by 5pm CST
TMMSN is currently seeking an Assistant Stranding Coordinator for our marine mammal stranding program. Our program investigates marine mammal strandings along the Texas coast and collects information that is important to the advancement of knowledge and conservation of marine mammals (primarily cetaceans).
The Assistant Stranding Coordinator position is a full time grant funded position without benefits that will work out of our Rehabilitation and Research Center in Galveston, TX. This position encompasses a variety of tasks, both in the field and in an office setting. Due to the unpredictable nature of stranding response work, weekly schedules may vary.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
* 24hr. stranding hotline coverage
* Recovery of dead marine mammal strandings in assigned area of coverage as needed including examination, data collection, necropsy, and tissue sampling according to TMMSN sampling protocol
* Coordinate disposal of marine mammal carcasses according to TMMSN protocol (e.g., scheduling rendering, burial, transport, etc.)
* First response to live marine mammal strandings, transports, live animal care, and rehabilitation observation shifts
* Rehabilitation pool water quality (e.g., weekly testing, backwashes, pool vacuum)
* Proper maintenance and sterilization of equipment and facility
* Submission of complete stranding forms, photo uploads, and 24 hr. reporting forms in a timely manner (i.e., within 24 hrs. of stranding)
* Stranding database entry
* Maintain electronic sample database for frozen and fixed samples including chain of custody management
* Maintain organization of necropsy laboratory and supply inventory
* Responsible for training and supervision of volunteers while in the field
* Responsible for assistance with equipment and vehicle maintenance
* Assistance with research projects
* Communicates with the public or local agencies for coordination of response as needed
* General office duties
* Public outreach including fundraising events and education programs
* Minimum of 21 years of age
* Physically fit, able to lift a minimum of 50-75 lbs., swim, walk long distances, work in hot and cold field conditions, tolerate strong odors
* Ability to be on-call 24hrs
* Experience driving a large 4WD truck and towing a large (25-30ft.) trailer
* Preference given to applicants with the ability to operate personal watercraft, small boats, and ATV's, including launching and retrieval
* Valid state of Texas class C driver's license
* Proficient in basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite; particularly Microsoft Excel
* Works professionally with the public and volunteers
* Background or degree in Biology, Marine Biology or a related field
MUST be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends, and holidays. The schedule will often be unpredictable and dependent upon stranding occurrences. This position is physically demanding and can require long days, including late night and early morning hours.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following information electronically (PDF or Word document) by October 21, 2016 to:
Contact: Heidi Whitehead, Executive Director
E-mail: hwhitehead at tmmsn.org-<mailto:hwhitehead at tmmsn.org-> Include "Assistant Stranding Coordinator" in Subject Line
1. Statement of Interest (brief, 250 word maximum) that describes: a) your professional interests and career goals, b) your reason(s) for applying for this position, c) why you should be selected for this position, and d) your availability in terms of flexible hours.
2. At least two professional references- list individuals capable of commenting on your professional qualifications.
3. Resume or curriculum vitae (no more than two pages) describing relevant jobs, internships, volunteer work, other activities you have been involved in, and other skills or accomplishments that you wish to identify.
Criminal background checks and verification of references will be completed.
Heidi R. Whitehead
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network
4700 Avenue U.
Galveston, TX 77551
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