Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish And Wildlife Research Institute OPS
Database management and GIS specialist Position
Research SubSection: Marine Mammals
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida (Pinellas County)
Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour, dependent on experience. No benefits.
Full-time (40 hr/week)
Posting Date: 10 March 2008
Closing Date: 24 March 2008
Brief Description of Job Duties:
This is a technical position that supports Fish and Wildlife ResearchInstitute (FWRI) scientists in managing and analyzing tabular and spatial (GIS) data for research on the Florida manatee and its habitat.The program collects a wide range of biological data, including mortality, aerial survey, mark-recapture, satellite and VHF telemetry,behavioral, and habitat characteristics.
The person in this position isresponsible for creating, maintaining, and assuring quality control of multiple databases on manatee biology and habitat; develops customized Access-based data forms and databases; locates, retrieves, and integrates biological and environmental spatial data from in-house and outside sources; and maintains metadata documentation.
He/she will work under the supervision of a senior-level scientist of the program and will interact with researchers and field station staff on various projects. Assists in analyzing, modeling, and interpreting GIS and tabular data; summarizes data for papers, reports and management, as assigned.
This position requires a person who is organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to communicate technical materials with others.
A bachelor's degree with a major in one of the natural sciences or geography and one year of related professional experience; or a master's degree in one of the natural sciences or geography.
*Qualified applicant must have knowledge of relational databases and data management principles, GIS theory and methods, and spatial analysis techniques.
*Applicant must have strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of relational database management tools using MicrosoftAccess.
*Successful applicant will be expected to develop customized Access databases, including data entry forms with built-in QA/QC andqueries to extract relevant information.
*Applicant must be proficient in applying GIS skills using ArcGIS software.
*Good verbal and written communication skills are necessary, including the ability to work well with others in a team and to communicate GIS knowledge to team members lacking GIS experience.
*Qualified applicant should have skills in database quality control and problem-solving, and must be detail-oriented to succeed in this position.
An application form can be downloaded from
Agency Web Site: http://www.myfwc.com/
FWRI Marine Mammals Web Site: http://www.research.myfwc.com/
PhD Associate Research Scientist
Marine Mammal Section
Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
100 Eighth Ave SE
FL 33701 1-727 896-8626 x1926
Fax: 1-727 893-9176