Position Announcement, State of Florida

Hackett, Keith Keith.Hackett at fwc.state.fl.us
Fri Nov 15 09:59:03 EST 2002


This announcement was originally posted on 11/6/02... the original
deadline of Nov. 15 has been extended to Nov. 22, 2002.

Please do not reply to me, I am merely the messenger.  An application
can be obtained at


The online announcement can be viewed at


Please be sure to include a CV with the application.  Note that
applications must be RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 22, 2002.

Good luck,

Keith Hackett


This position is being advertised "PENDING APPROVAL" of reclassification
from Select Exempt to the Career Service.
SUPERVISOR:     Jennifer Wheaton, Natural Science Manager-L2
SECTION:                Ecosystem Assessment & Restoration/Coral Reefs &
                        BROADBAND CODE: 19-1023-4
                        Associate Research Scientist (FLORIDA MARINE
                        Class code: 5064
POSITION NUMBER:        70372, Career Service     =20
SALARY RANGE:   $1,566.63 to $3,916.58 biweekly; $40,732.48 to $101,831.19
annually.  Starting rate is $1,730.77 biweekly; $45,000.02 annually.
DUTIES:         =09
        Oversee and participate in activities of research group for coral
and hardbottoms.  Coordinate and participate in coral community field
research programs requiring extended travel.  Provide expertise in coral
community systematics and ecology including identification of marine
benthic taxa in underwater visual surveys. Supervise monitoring and
research staff.  Manage grants, contracts and budgets.  Compile,
analyze, and present project data in reports and peer reviewed journals
        Bachelor's degree in one of the physical or natural sciences plus 5
years experience in marine benthic ecology.  Knowledge of: marine
benthic ecology and systematics of reef organisms; principles of SCUBA
DIVING; data collection methods; word processing, spreadsheet, and
database software; terminology, principles, and techniques used in
ecological research, analysis, and reporting; management and supervisory
principles, practices, and procedures; principles and techniques related
to benthic resource management principles; and basic seamanship. Skill
in: use of scientific, laboratory, field and SCUBA equipment; seamanship
and safe operation of vehicles, trailers, and vessels; computer
operation and technical writing; and managing a field and laboratory
research team to conduct scientific research.  Ability to: plan,
organize, coordinate, and manage a program of scientific research;
collect, record, and analyze scientific data; perform strenuous field
duties in adverse conditions using SCUBA and advanced dive techniques;
effectively supervise people, foster teamwork, establish and maintain
effective working relationships; understand, apply and formulate rules,
regulations, policies, and procedures; prepare written reports, publish
scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present scientific
methods and results to non-scientific audiences; maintain AAUS
certification; and travel extensively for fieldwork.
JOB LOCATION:   St. Petersburg, Florida (Pinellas County)
JOB BENEFITS:   Paid annual and sick leave, 10 paid holidays, low cost
health and life insurance and an excellent deferred compensation and
retirement program
DEADLINE:               November 22, 2002.   Applications must be RECEIVED
by this
date.  Download a State Application from:
HOW TO APPLY:   Submit a completed State of Florida Employment Application
Form to:=20
                        Florida Marine Research Institute=09
                        Personnel Office
                        100 8th Avenue S.E.=09
                        St Petersburg, FL  33701-5020
SPECIAL NOTE:   Must have SCUBA certification and be able to acquire a
valid State of Florida driver's license.
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