[Coral-List] Research Administrator I Position - FWC/FWRI Coral Reef Research Group

Callahan, Michael Michael.Callahan at MyFWC.com
Thu Feb 28 09:34:58 EST 2008

Please see the below job announcement. Direct any questions you may have
to the FWC/Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's Personnel Office.



Req No:  77070361-51199102-20080221145548    Agency Name:  FWC -
Fish&Wildlife Cons Comm  
Broadband/Class Level: NATURAL SCIENCES MANAGERS - Level 2   
Broadband/Class Code: 11-9121-02 Pay Grade/Pay Band: BB020 
Position Number: 77070361 Closing Date: 3/28/2008 
Location: SAINT PETERSBURG County: Pinellas County
Annual Salary Range: $55,029 annually 
Announcement Type: Open Competitive 

Position Number:  77070361
Location:  St. Petersburg
County:  Pinellas County
Annual Starting Salary:  $55,029
Announcement Type:  Open Competitive
Closing Date:  March 28, 2008


NOTE:  A State of Florida Application form must be submitted through
People First.  Applicants must also submit a resume via fax to
727-823-0166, attention Personnel Office, reference Position #70361 or
mail to:

FWC/Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 8th Avenue S.E.
St. Petersburg FL 33701

Federal Law requires that we hire only U.S. citizens or lawfully
authorized aliens who can provide proof of their identity and current
employment eligibility upon application.  Applicants selected for
interviews must give a thirty-minute seminar to staff at the Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Previous
applicants need not apply.

Education and Experience
Preference may be given to candidates having a master's degree with
three years or PhD with two years experience in reef research, two of
which must have been as a supervisor.  Preference may also be given to
candidates with experience in conducting parametric and non-parametric
statistical analyses.

Job Description
Lead the coral reef research group in ecological research and long term
monitoring of Florida reef communities.  Manage and/or oversee
management of coral reef grants and contracts to assure completion of
project goals.  Prepare, manage and monitor annual budgets ensuring that
expenditures do not exceed spending authority.  Plan and coordinate
research activities of the group.  Write proposals and design projects
with staff assistance.  Supervise assigned staff (FTE and grant-funded
OPS).  Duties include recruitment, training, reviewing performance, and
ensuring compliance with Commission and FWRI rules, policies, and

Participate in coral reef ecological field research.  Conduct research,
underwater surveys and monitoring to assess status and trends of coral
reef benthos targeting community structure, population and community

Act as co-principal investigator and project manager for the Florida
Keys National Marine Sanctuary Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring
project.  Utilize SCUBA techniques in underwater visual sampling,
identify scleractinian corals and other benthic reef taxa to appropriate
taxonomic level and collect video imagery.  Analyze images with
specialized software.  Oversee Quality Assurance/Quality Control
according to quality assurance standards/protocols.  Maintain
proficiency as a FWRI/AAUS scientific diver.

Coordinate, supervise and conduct coral research descriptive data
analyses and oversee statistical analyses of coral reef data.  Prepare,
guide and review preparation of documents and scientific manuscripts for
refereed/peer reviewed journals assuring products are timely, accurate
and of high quality.

Make presentations at public, managerial, governmental, and scientific
meetings and symposia.  Participate in cooperative projects and provide
expert assistance to other governmental, academic, and private groups as
an expert in coral reef ecology.  Review proposed regulatory actions for
consistency with State reef resource management goals.  Serve as a
member of the Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration Leadership team to
review EAR programs and implement Institute initiatives.  Represent
Florida and the FWC on resource assessment, scientific, and management
committees at the state, federal, and regional level as assigned.
Promote and participate in public outreach efforts as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: marine benthic ecology and systematics of benthic reef
organisms, in particular corals; terminology, principles, and techniques
used in ecological research; principles of scientific writing,
statistical analyses and reporting; principles and techniques related to
benthic resource management; principles of supervision, project
management, financial management, word processing, spreadsheet, and
database software; principles of SCUBA diving, basic seamanship, and
underwater data collection methods.

Skill in: use of scientific, laboratory, field and SCUBA equipment;
seamanship and safe operation of vehicles; applying supervisory
principles; identification of coral reef benthic organisms; techniques
of project management; computer operation; and scientific/technical

Ability to:  plan, organize, and coordinate a program of scientific
research; supervise staff, foster teamwork; establish and maintain
effective working relationships; understand, apply and formulate rules,
regulations, policies, and procedures; collect, record, and analyze
scientific data; perform strenuous field duties in adverse conditions
using SCUBA and advanced dive techniques; identify coral reef benthic
organisms; prepare written reports, publish scientific papers in
peer-reviewed journals and present scientific methods and results to
non-scientific audiences; maintain AAUS certification; maintain a valid
Florida drivers license; and travel extensively for fieldwork.

The state of Florida is an EEO/AA Employer.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, veterans and spouses of
veterans may receive preference in employment and are encouraged to

If you require an accommodation to participate in the process, please
contact the hiring authority in advance.

Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully
authorized aliens who can provide proof of their identity and employment

Job Type  Full Time  
Region/County  Pinellas County  




Michael K. Callahan
Coral Reef Research Group
Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
St. Petersburg, Fl
(727) 896-8626 ext. 1122
michael.callahan at myfwc.com

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