[MARMAM] Manatee / Endangered Species Observer (Paid) - Immediate positions available

Tide Env info at tideenvironmental.com
Mon Sep 17 07:33:18 PDT 2018

Tide Environmental is recruiting individuals to monitor for manatees for
in-water construction projects within Florida waters. Endangered 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

We are seeking numerous individuals for the position of Manatee Observer
and/or Endangered Species Observer. Individuals are being sought for shore
and vessel based projects monitoring for manatee, sea turtles, and other
protected species of interest in conjunction with current dredging
projects. 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*: October 2018

*Minimum Requirements*:

·       Must have documented experience working with manatees

·       Must have or be able to obtain NMFS Endangered 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 (including holidays)

·       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

·       Previous observing experience monitoring manatees and their
behaviors in association with in-water construction projects

·       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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