Marine Mammal Stranding & Population Assessment Asst.-2

Location
Harbor Branch (HBOI)
Posted
Apr 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Harbor Branch (HBOI)


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-01
Req: REQ10008
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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Marine Mammal Stranding & Population Assessment Asst. – 2, Fort Pierce, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs stranding, data collection and outreach activities and is assigned to both field and office work.
  • Performs as a NOAA NMFS authorized first responder on marine mammal strandings.
  • Performs as a co-investigator on population assessment permit.
  • Participates in on-call rotation with other members of the group.
  • Assists with inputting data collected through strandings and population assessments.
  • Assists with maintenance of vessels, vehicles and equipment used for operations.
  • Assist with maintaining equipment used for operations.
  • Creates reports and performs QA/QC with data as needed.
  • Participates in presentations or other outreach activities regarding stranding and population assessments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution in Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related field with one year of appropriate Marine Mammal stranding experience and related activities required. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Must have valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire required.

Successfully complete the USGS Motorboat Operator Certification (MOCC) within 6 months of hire required. Experience driving various vessels in coastal and offshore waters required.

Comfortable driving large vehicles and towing boats required.

Florida certificate of Boating Safety Education required or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire required.

Ability to become a NOAA NMFS primary responder on marine mammal stranding activities (Article 3 and 4) required within one year of hire. Ability to immediately be approved for NOAA NMFS primary responder is preferred.

The ability to be able to work within a team and independently required.

Experience with population assessment data collection, photo-ID boat surveys, photo analysis and database input preferred.

Experience with Microsoft Office preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to success in this position.

Salary:

$16.76 - $21.07

College or Department:

Harbor Branch

Location:

Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Work Days and Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ability to work flexible hours including on-call times on weeknights, weekends, and holidays to meet program objectives required as needed.

Application Deadline:

2021-04-15-07:00

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans, spouses of eligible veterans, and certain family members of eligible veterans, in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 295.07. Please submit your DD214 (Member 4 preferred) showing your dates and character of service with your application as an attachment or fax to 561-297-3915 or scan and email to [email protected], prior to the closing date of the position. If faxing your DD214, please also send an email to [email protected] to notify us that the form was faxed, make sure the email includes your name and the REQ# of the job that was applied to.

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on June 30, 2022. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.

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