Biological Technician, Marine Mammals
This is a full-time (40 hr/wk), hourly position (OPS, no paid benefits) with
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, located in Jacksonville, Florida, working with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's Marine Mammal Research Program.
Participate in the manatee carcass salvage program by recovering manatee carcasses from a ten county area in northeast Florida and transporting to the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory (St.Petersburg) for necropsy.
Participate in rescues and transportation of sick and injured marine mammals, primarily manatees.
Perform and assist with field necropsies of manatees (primarily), right whales, dolphins and other marine mammals.
Conduct field work that may include aerial surveys of manatees, tracking radio-tagged manatees, photoidentification work, and assisting with the North Atlantic right whale project as needed.
Computer skills: utilize software such as ArcGIS, Excel, Access, and Word.
Prepare detailed stranding and rescue reports.
Complete paperwork including travel, time sheets, and technical reports as assigned.
Assist with manatee outreach programs.
Perform tasks such as general cleaning of office and equipment, vehicle, trailer and boat maintenance, data entry and other tasks assigned by supervisor.
A degree in one of the biological sciences froman accredited university.
The ability to safely operate and trailer boats less than 40 feet in length is highly desired.
Applicant must obtain boater safety certification within the first six months of employment.
Knowledge and the ability to use personal computers, field gear, and cameras are also highly desired.
Applicant must be able to swim proficiently.
Field work is highly physical and applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Applicant must possess or can obtain a Class D driver's license for employment.
Must have the ability to work both as a team member as well as independently in various field situations.
Marine mammal stranding-response experience is preferred.
Must be able to work under adverse field conditions, potentially nights, on weekends and holidays.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. citizens and law fully authorized aliens who can provide proof of their identity and employment eligibility.
Base pay: $10.00/hr
Position #: 77900919
Review of applicants will begin May 28, 2008 and will continue until asuitable applicant is found.
Please submit electronic resume, letter of interest, State of Florida application, and three references to:
Marine Research Associate
Fish & Wildlife Research Institute
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Questions or inquiries: 904-573-4910 (t)
State of Florida application:https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/sap/public/bsp/sap/public/graphics/mimes/SOFapp.pdf