Temporary Sea Turtle Worker

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Number: 499432
Work Type: Temporary
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Marine Biology, BS
Categories: Research, Service, & Sponsored Programs

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Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was founded in 1964, and is a not-for-profit, independent university with a reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more. NSU cares about the health, welfare and its students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors and is a tobacco-free university.

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Job Title:Temporary Sea Turtle WorkerLocation:Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FloridaWork Type:TemporaryJob Category:Non-ExemptHiring Range: Pay Basis:Hourly Subject to Grant Funding?:Yes Essential Job Functions:1. Job duties may include some or all of the following functions listed below based on level of
experience with Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and/or endangered species
2. Locate, identify and mark all marine turtle nest sites laid each night in compliance with the FWC Marine Turtle Guidelines and Marine Turtle Permit under the supervision of an FWC permitted
program administrator, Principle Investigator, or Project Manager
3. Complete nightly checks of marine turtle nest cages
4. Locate, identify and document all false crawls from previous night nesting activity
5. Relocate imperiled nests
6. Excavate nests and assess hatching success
7. Construct and maintain restraining cages as designated by active Marine Turtle Permit
8. Monitor for sea turtle nesting activity in relation to beach re-nourishment projects on Broward
County beaches
9. Assess disorientation events of hatchling marine turtles
10. Collect and enter data related to all aspects of the nesting beach activities and monitoring with an emphasis on accuracy, quality, and efficiency
11. Work on and contribute to collaborative research teams
12. Perform the following major duties that include but are not limited to:
a. Conducting data analysis and computations
b. Collecting/cataloging of field and/or laboratory samples
c. Creating various reports based upon data results
d. Presenting data at conferences, scientific symposium, and professional society meetings
13. Help in training/supervising new beach staff
14. Other duties as assigned
Marginal Job Functions:1. Scheduling meetings for various groups
2. Assist in outreach and educational components as required by supervisor
3. Assist in sea turtle stranding/salvage events if properly trained and certified to do soRequired Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:1. Knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; database and data entry skills
2. Ability to utilize or learn to utilize software relevant to the research program, new research methods and, work routines quickly
3. Safely operate an all-terrain vehicle to patrol Broward County beach sites
4. Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends
5. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
6. Be able to communicate and maintain working relationships with all contracted staff, volunteers, County and Federal employees, and general public at all timesJob Requirements:1. Ability to lift heavy objects up to 100 pounds or more
2. Ability to work in difficult field conditions along Broward County beaches
3. Ability to ride on an ATV for extended periods of timeRequired Certifications/Licensures:Must be able complete all required training modules for each component of beach monitoring activitiesRequired Education:High School Diploma or EquivalentMajor (if required):Biology or related scienceRequired Experience:Preference will be given to applications that have prior field experience and/or experience working with endangered species. Pay rate is set according to experience in marine turtle beach monitoring activities with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation ProgramPreferred Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology or related area of studyIs this a safety sensitive position?Background Screening Required?Pre-Employment Conditions: Sensitivity Disclaimer:

Advertised: Jan 13, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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