[MARMAM] Immediate need for Manatee Observers (Paid)

Tide Env info at tideenvironmental.com
Wed Apr 12 04:38:50 PDT 2017

Tide Environmental is recruiting individuals to monitor for manatees within
Florida waters. Protected species observers monitor the impacts of
ESA-listed species, including any potential interactions with or takes of
those species. Tide Environmental specializes in providing individuals for
marine construction projects when regulations deem there is a potential
impact to Endangered or Threatened Species.

We are seeking resumes for the position of Manatee Observer. Individuals
are being sought for shore based projects monitoring for manatee, sea
turtles, and other protected species of interest in conjunction with an
upcoming clamshell dredging project. Applicants with prior NMFS
Protected/Endangered Species approval will be given preference. Applicants
*must* have experience observing manatees in the wild. Applicants
possessing both manatee and sea turtle qualifications are desirable.

*Beginning Date*: Mid-April 2017

*Minimum Requirements*:

·       Must have documented experience working with manatees

·       Must have or be able to obtain NMFS Protected Species Approval

·       Must possess or be able to obtain a TWIC card for access to job

·       Must be able to work 12 hour shifts for 21-30 days in a row with no
days off onboard ships

·       Must be in good physical shape and able to stand for hours at a
time, climb ladders, lift 50lbs, board vessels at sea, and operate in a
safe manner

·       Must be detailed oriented and possess good communication skills

·       Must have reliable transportation and will be responsible for your
own travel to job locations

·       Must be able to provide your own transportation from the housing
location to/from the project site

·       Must be able to travel on short notice

·       Maintain objectivity and work independently

·       Must be able to work with ship and construction crews

·       Must reside within the continental U.S.

·       B.S. in Marine Biology or related field (specialized experience may
substitute for educational experience)


·       Extensive, documented *HANDS-ON manatee* experience is mandatory to
be considered

·       Ability to identify sea turtle and marine mammals to species level

·       Detailed data collection

·       Must possess or be able to obtain a TWIC card for access to job

·       Necropsy experience is a plus

This is an Independent Contractor position. As an Independent Contractor
travel to/from projects is the responsibility of the observer, there are no
benefits, and taxes are the responsibility of the observer. You will be
issued a 1099 at the end of each year for taxes. Housing is provided at the
project location.

Individuals possessing the above criteria are asked to submit the following
to info at tideenvironmental.com

·       Resume/CV detailing your relevant experience

·       Immediate availability

·       References
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