[Coral-List] FWC job announcement-Florida Keys
Kerry.Maxwell at MyFWC.com
Wed Dec 4 15:30:35 EST 2013
Working Title: OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC
Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-01
Position Number: 77907272-51378000
Annual Salary Range: $16-19 per hour
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB005
Closing Date: 12/16/2013
Job ID: 77907272-51378000-20131108113009
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
Section: Marine Fisheries Research - Keys Fisheries Research
This is a 40 hour/week position with health benefits. This is a grant funded position for 1 year with the possibility of extension.
Assist FWC's Restoration Ecology team with field research and database management. Participate in coral nursery maintenance and coral restoration activities, and collect coral nursery and transplant monitoring data using underwater sampling techniques. Enter data and maintain database on coral nursery and coral restoration research, and prepare materials for nursery expansion and restoration projects. Assist with other related restoration ecology projects, including urchin and sponge restoration research. Underwater field research requires participation in SCUBA dives.
Primary duties include collecting data following defined procedures; entering, proofing and correcting associated data; performing routine data analysis and summaries; and writing summary reports for submission to team leaders, coordinators, supervisors, funding agencies and management agencies as needed.
Lead field research teams. Operate and maintain small research vessels.
Assist other team members with analyses and preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals and oral presentations on program results for local, state, and national meetings.
Perform other related work as required and assist in other institute activities as requested. Promote and participate in public outreach efforts.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the natural sciences and 1 year of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program. It is a project requirement to possess and maintain a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle for the State of Florida. SCUBA Certification is required.
Applicants with Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the natural sciences may be given preference.
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT, REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION
Knowledge of South Florida benthic ecosystems, including corals and associated reef organisms; knowledge of coral restoration techniques; knowledge of personal computer database and statistical analysis software (e.g.; SPSS, Excel, Access, GIS). Ability to perform strenuous physical activities under arduous conditions (e.g. inclement weather, rough waters); ability to safely operate and trailer vessels less than 26' in length; to collect and summarize restoration research data; to prepare technical reports and communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week; maintain a valid driver's license, complete and pass small boat and trailer safety course.
Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First (http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com<http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/>) by the closing date listed. Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted in People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Form.
If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287. If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110. Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.
WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.
WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
* State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
* Workers' Compensation - mandatory
* Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
* Participation in State group insurance - voluntary (must meet eligibility requirements)
* Deferred Compensation - voluntary
* Employee Assistance Program - voluntary
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database that confirms the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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