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Seasonal Office Assistant in Hawaii

Interested in supporting whale research, education, and conservation in Hawaii (Kona)?

DMCSWWA has an opportunity for a seasonal office assistant! Assistant needed for mid-December through end of March 2023.

Pay rate: $15 (training) 20/hour (once proficient).

On-site housing option provided, but can make own accommodation arrangements as well.

The ideal candidate will be able to undertake a variety of office support tasks and work diligently under pressure. This person will be comfortable working with a high degree of attention to detail and discretion as well as incorporating new and effective ways to achieve better results.

Responsibilities

Answer multi-line phone system
Make reservations and respond to phone and email inquiries
Review phone and web reservations for accuracy
Daily guest confirmation calls
Process payments
Monitor inventory
Troubleshoot technical issues (computer, internet service, etc.)
Daily and monthly balancing of payments
Create and review boat manifests and guest passes
Efficient communication with boat crew and guests
Stock work vehicle as needed
Launder guest towels
Keep office organized
Other duties as needed
Requirements and skills

Experience as an office assistant or relevant administrative role
Office equipment knowledge
Organizational and time management skills
Analytical abilities and aptitude in problem-solving
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in MS Office

Technical Project Manager / Research Biologist

Join our Virginia Beach-based team involved in cutting-edge marine science!

HDR is currently in need of a Technical Project Manager / Research Biologist for our Virginia Beach, VA location. The ideal candidate will have project management experience, an extensive knowledge of marine science emphasizing the effects of underwater sound to marine mammals and/or experience monitoring marine mammal abundance, distribution, or behavioral responses to stimuli. This position will assist in a wide range of project management, boat and aircraft-based fieldwork, and team support roles with our current clients and expand our client-base in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA area with an anticipated concentration of work assignments concentrated on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Ocean areas but also including occasional projects in the Pacific Ocean region.

Primary Responsibilities
In the role of Technical Project Manager / Research Biologist, we'll count on you to:
• Provide Navy client project-management, fieldwork, and reporting.
• Assist as needed in Atlantic-based small boat tagging efforts, data processing, and annual reporting efforts.
• Manage multiple projects from conception, planning, budgeting, and completion.
• Generate new ideas and foster collaboration with others to successfully achieve various programmatic goals.
• Anticipated concentration of work assignments would be concentrated on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Ocean areas.
• This position will assist in a wide range of project management and team support roles with our current clients and expand our client-base in the area with an anticipated concentration of work assignments concentrated on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Ocean areas but also including the Pacific Ocean region.
• This position will most likely require effort monitoring from small twin-engine aircraft and/or from small and large vessels.
• Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications
• Masters or Ph.D. Degree in Marine Biology or a related field
• Must have a minimum of 3+ years of experience managing scientific research projects focused on marine mammal biology or behavior in a consulting or university-related research capacity; ideally this would include a background of direct interface with clients and regulatory processes involved.
• Have successfully managed marine science projects with specific interests focused on one or more of the following: marine mammal behavior, abundance, distribution, behavioral responses to stimuli, and/or understanding the effects of underwater sound on marine mammals.
• Be detail oriented to perform work accurately in a team-oriented environment and have the demonstrated ability to direct the work of others including subcontractors.
• Demonstrated history of reliability, strong work ethic, solid time management skills, and a demonstrated history of team-oriented performance.
• Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills such as writing procedures, guides, and/or studies
• Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving and research skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
• Ability to travel up to 25%. Applicants can anticipate limited travel throughout the U.S.
• Qualified candidates MUST have the ability to obtain a security clearance at the secret level.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of U.S. Navy training, oil and gas development, construction noise monitoring, or offshore renewable energy activities a plus.
• Small boat handling and photography skills a plus but not required to apply.
• Unmanned aerial systems (a.k.a. drone) experience with FAA certification a plus but not required to apply.
• MATLAB and/or R Studio programming experience a plus but not required to apply.

Please contact Dan Engelhaupt (Daniel.Engelhaupt@hdrinc.com) for details on how to submit an application.

Field Stranding Technician

Job Description

Field Stranding Technicians are responsible for all aspects of stranding response and animal care at Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, New Jersey. Technicians are also responsible for coordinating the efforts of volunteers as well as local, state and federal authorities during stranding responses in the field. This position's responsibilities will be based initially on the experience of the applicant hired and additional training will be provided where necessary.

Responsibilities

• Coordinate stranding response, recovery and reports of cetaceans, seals, and sea turtles within the designated response area.
• Organize and oversee the daily operations of the stranding program including, but not limited to monitoring and response to stranding calls and adhering to local and national laws and policies regarding protected species and habitats.
• Collect data and complete required documentations (e.g. 24-hour report, Level A Data, Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Report (STSSN) for all stranded animals and complete required reporting to databases.
• Coordinate and conduct or assist veterinarian in necropsies both in the field and at MMSC, including coordinating the disposal of carcasses and waste materials.
• Maintain inventory database for all samples and marine mammal parts in conjunction with MMSC staff and proper NMFS, USFWS, and NJFW permitting regulations.
• Maintain equipment, vehicles, and vessels.
• Develop and maintain a volunteer, partner, and public outreach network to assist in stranding response, public support, and necropsy.
• Conduct workshops and training for stranding program volunteers.
• Ensure adequate safety training and PPE for all volunteers and staff for all procedures involved in stranding response and necropsy, including hazardous and biological waste training, boating safety, animal handling, and zoonotic disease prevention.

Qualifications

• This position requires a high level of commitment and flexibility with regards to scheduling to accommodate the unpredictable nature of stranding response and requirement of 24/7 on-call status.
• High level interpersonal communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft software programs.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Relevant experience in marine mammal stranding and necropsy (may be a combination of paid and unpaid work).
• Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted after proper training.
• Ability to drive a large truck and boat including ability to trailer and tow vessel.
• Ability to work under harsh weather conditions.
• Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization and experience with stranding work (Cetaceans, pinnipeds, and sea turtles).
• Experience in stranding program(s) and procedures (2 year minimum). Team based work ethic and leadership capabilities.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Bob Schoelkopf at stranding@mmsc.org.

Associate Veterinarian

Job Description : Associate Veterinarian Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles
The Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles (“MMCC”), is accepting applications for a full-time seasonal, Associate Veterinarian to work during the busy marine mammal stranding season from February through July 2023. The location of this position is onsite in San Pedro, CA
Primary responsibilities
 Assist the staff veterinarian with medical diagnosis and treatment of rehabilitating patients, primarily California sea lions, northern elephant seals, harbor seals and fur seals
 Complete admission and pre-release examinations
 Write SOAPS, daily treatment plans, and assist with maintenance of medical records and stranding data for NMFS national database including Level A, Human Interaction and Final Disposition forms
 Be familiar with sedation and anesthesia protocols for pinnipeds
 Work up diagnostic cases to the extent financially and technically possible
 Complete necropsies and necropsy reports, collect samples, for research and histopathology and send samples out to various labs as indicated for selected cases
 Implement NMFS Policies and Best Practices, Marine Mammal Stranding Response, Rehabilitation and Release Standards to the fullest extent achievable
 Be willing to assist in other animal care related tasks as might be necessary
Education and Outreach
 Assist with training of third and fourth-year veterinary student externs
 Communicate with volunteers and the public on marine mammal cases of interest
 Presentation of public outreach and scientific lectures as needed

Culture of Philanthropy
 Supports MMCC development team and enhances donor relationships by sharing their passion for service to our animals and ocean conservation
 Being knowledgeable and supportive of development programs
 Assist with grant tracking/applications as needed
 Serving as an inspiration to all guests by providing an exemplary level of animal care and visitor stewardship

Essential Qualifications and Skills
 DVM/VMD degree from accredited university
 Hold a current DVM license in a US state
 Required licenses, certifications and registrations must be maintained throughout employment
 Have completed a small, large, or aquatic animal post graduate internship
 Have knowledge of principles and practice of current veterinary medicine, animal diseases, their prevention, control, and eradication
 Have knowledge of current veterinary practices and techniques relating to treatment of injured animals
 Be cooperative and collaborative with team members, volunteers, partner researchers, and stranding network partners
 Be fluent in English
Physical Demands
 Job requires periods of 4 to 6 hours of standing, stretching and bending
 Must be able to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, grasp and grip, put fingers together firmly and reach above and below shoulder level and lift, push or pull 50 pounds for situations of restraining or moving animals and lifting supplies, materials, and equipment
 Repetitively use hands to operate computers and medical equipment
 Be able to work outdoors in inclement weather
 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Compensation
 Compensation is based on a $75,000 annual salary, prorated monthly
 The position is based on a full-time work week of at least 40hrs per week. Schedule to be determined by supervisor and is subject to change and weekend and holiday work may be required
 Other benefits include:
o Paid vacation benefits of 7 days per 6-month period
o Unpaid time off to be arranged with supervisor if needed
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed as received until an appropriate candidate is selected.
MMCC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment in the workplace.
If interested in applying for this position please send your CV, list of references, and a cover letter to lpalmer@marinemammalcare.org.
In the subject line please write your last name and Seasonal Vet Position 2023.

Florida Program Director

Position Title: Florida Program Director
Location: Melbourne Beach, Florida
Job Classification: Full time salaried/exempt
Salary Range: $75,000 to $90,000 per year plus full benefits

Job Summary: The Florida Program Director leads Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute’s (HWSRI’s) nonprofit scientific research in Melbourne Beach. The position serves as the primary representative for HSWRI’s Florida operations in the community and with other organizations and agencies. The Director will advance the Institute’s mission through a spirit of entrepreneurship and community engagement to increase support for HSWRI research and operations. The Director will seek new collaborations and interdisciplinary opportunities among the organization’s own laboratories and with like-minded institutions. The successful candidate will be a senior scientist (master’s or doctoral level) who both oversees other scientists’ research programs while maintaining an active, grant-funded, ongoing personal research program, preferably related to the Indian River Lagoon.

Responsibilities:
Program Management (30%)
Plan, coordinate, and advance all aspects of FL program
Set research priorities and strategic scientific vision
Oversee marine science research team
Keep current on new technologies, trends, and topical areas

Representation & Fundraising (20%)
Represent research programs through participation in outreach and development activities
Attend quarterly Board of Trustees and Science Committee meetings

Research (50%)
Direct own scientific research: seek extramural funding, conduct research, and publish results
Prefer that research focus on local or regional ecosystems, specifically in the Indian River Lagoon

Qualifications: MS/MA or PhD in a relevant science discipline. Hardworking individual who is highly motivated with excellent management, organization and communication skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the use of standard word processing and spreadsheet programs. Proven track records of successful scientific program leadership. Prior experience with government relations, community outreach and fund raising or grant writing preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in laboratory and office buildings and outdoor settings, to use standard laboratory and field equipment, to use a computer, and to travel to various sites within and away from central Florida.
Ability to read printed materials and a computer screen, communicate effectively in person and over the telephone.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Work areas may include wet and windy environments subject to weather exposure and may will include at times working on vessels. Indoor activities include office work and bench laboratory work.
Must possess and maintain a valid driving license, a reliable personal vehicle, and insurability to drive an HSWRI vehicle.
May include out-of-state travel (e.g., HSWRI California headquarters, Washington D.C.; averaging 1 to 2 trips a year).
At Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. We are proud to offer a full benefits package, which may include:

• Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short- and long-term disability.
• Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses
• Retirement Plan options
• Paid time off for all regular FT team members (starting at 10 annual days each sick and vacation; plus 12 observed Federal holidays)
• Employee Assistance Program – Confidential professional counseling, financial, and legal assistance provided at no charge to Team Members and immediate family members

How to apply: Please send a completed application along with a cover letter and resume to JCarpenter@hswri.org and hr@hswri.org.

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Manager, Sarasota Bay Listening Network

The Sarasota Bay Listening Network monitors the soundscape of Sarasota Bay, recording the underwater sounds of the
long-term resident dolphins as well as manatees, fish, and invertebrates. It also provides an index of human activity from boat noise. Passive acoustic listening stations (PALS) provide this acoustic window into the coastal ecosystem, providing a means of documenting and monitoring changes to the ecosystem and its inhabitants. The Program Manager of the Sarasota Bay Listening Network (“SBLN”) will have expertise in the operation, construction, repair, and maintenance of bioacoustics equipment and analysis ensuring high quality acoustic data can be collected, managed, shared and analyzed and will oversee the operations of the SBLN to continue this important work.

Listening to Sarasota Bay Dolphins

The Program Manager, Sarasota Bay Listening Network contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by continuing research efforts of the SDRP, developing research proposals, managing funded research projects, training graduate students, undergraduate interns, and foreign colleagues to support the Society’s overall goal of innovations and excellence in animal welfare. Primary duties and responsibilities:
Construct, install and maintain passive acoustic listening stations as part of the established Sarasota Bay Listening Network (SBLN) in consultation with the Sarasota-based listening station manufacturer, Loggerhead Instruments, Inc. Coordinate data processing, storage and sharing among SBLN partners (Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, New College of Florida, Eckerd College, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and other collaborators.

Coordinate/facilitate opportunities for community engagement/citizen science and expanding stakeholder participation with the SBLN. Coordinate meetings of SBLN partners and produce semi-annual newsletter for stakeholders (e.g., partners, collaborators, site-owners).

Prepare research grant proposals and implement and manage funded research projects including supervising teams of
research assistants, graduate students, undergraduate interns and foreign trainees. Analyze data and prepare scientific manuscripts and presentations and present findings to further the long-term research of the program.

Remain current with technological and analytical advances in marine bioacoustics, including recordings and analyses and dolphin, fish, and manatee acoustics. Curate/prepare SBLN data for education, training, community engagement and outreach. Assist with training staff and students for conducting acoustic analyses.

Assist with field and laboratory research activities of the SDRP as requested, including photographic identification, abundance estimations, tagging and tracking, behavioral observations, biopsy darting, dolphin health assessments, and purse-seining for fish sampling.

Other related duties as assigned.

The requirements for this position include:
• M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in biology, animal behavior, marine bioacoustics, or related field required.
• Three years of experience with marine bioacoustics monitoring and analyses required, including ability to build, troubleshoot, and repair electronic equipment associated with acoustic monitoring.
• Experience with signal processing and programming using MATLAB, Python, and/or R required.
• Experience or ability to learn machine learning applications for detection and classification of dolphin signature whistles using TensorFlow or other ML framework required.
• Experience or ability to learn cloud computing for data storage and analysis of large datasets required.
• Computer skills in Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, ArcView/ArcGIS, R, statistical software required.
• Proficient swimmer required.
• Full professional proficiency in English required.
• Cultural proficiency; experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural
audience.
• A valid driver’s license is required at time of hire. Florida residents must possess a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of hire or must obtain one within 30 days of hire. A valid out-of-state driver’s license required at time of hire for out-of-state residents.

Preferred qualifications:
• Three years of experience operating and maintaining boats (up to 28 ft) and associated equipment, including
trailering desired.
• USCGA Safe Boating certificate or equivalent desired.
• Wildlife photographic experience desired.
• Ability to lead photographic identification surveys desired.
• Experience with DTAG deployment, tracking, and analyses desired.
• Experience with managing teams of research assistants desired.
• Current certifications in CPR and First Aid preferred.
• Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus, but not required.

Additional Information: This position description summarizes the primary duties and functions of this position, but should not be considered a complete listing of every duty the incumbent may ever be called upon to perform. The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Workplace safety is the Chicago Zoological Society’s top priority. We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless they request and receive a religious or medical exemption. New hires must have at least received their first vaccine dose prior to their start date and must test weekly until fully vaccinated. If fully vaccinated, new hires must receive the booster, if due, prior to their start date.

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at www.czs.org/careers. Please use the Advanced Search feature to look for requisition number 2319BR.

Biological Survey Client Representative

A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline. AIS is recruiting a Client Representative to deploy on a vessel conducting a three-week survey conducting benthic grabs and ROV work.

Primary Function:
The client representative will be responsible for overseeing operations, documenting survey equipment calibrations, providing daily summaries of survey activities, and ensuring all HSE protocols are followed. The Client Representative will also be responsible for understanding the project Scope of Work and Project Execution Plan to be able to accurately report back daily to Client and confirm that proper protocols are being followed and ensure that the data being collected is of highest quality. Client representative will attend all onboard meetings and handoff meetings between survey watch teams. The project is anticipated to begin approximately November 15th, 2021, and last approximately three weeks with an anticipated 12 hours of work per day.

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Act as representative for project Client onboard survey vessel.
• Attend all project meetings during course of 12-hour shift including daily handoff meetings between survey watch teams.
• Complete daily activity and progress reports to submit to Client.
• Review data collected by survey team and QA/QC.
• Participate and follow up on all HSE matters to improve and ensure safety during survey.
• Ensure operations conducted by survey team, fisheries liaisons, PSO team, and vessel crew are being executed per the plan.
• Provide documentation of activities in an organized manner

Compensation: Competitive pay based on experience and some travel expenses to and from the staging location will be reimbursed. This is a full–time temporary position. Meals and lodging provided on vessel.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences
• 3-7 years of experience with QA/QC on offshore survey vessels.
• Must be certified by a physician as fit for sea duty including:
o Not be susceptible to chronic motion sickness
o Ability to live in confined quarters
o Ability to tolerate stress
o Ability to lift objects up to 30 pounds
o Ability to vigilantly monitor waters surrounding observation platform/vessel for up to 4 hours at a time and not more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period.
• Must not be affiliated with any group that may impair the objectivity or the appearance of objectivity.
• Must have proof of eligibility to work within the US.
• Must have offshore experience in the field.
• Must have offshore safety certification.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 1-2 years of experience management of survey teams.
• Experience in oversight of HSE programs.

Travel:
• Some travel to and from the staging location will be reimbursed.

Homeport:
• Project will deploy out of New Bedford, MA

Contact:
If you would like to apply for this exciting new opening, please click the following link http://aisobservers.com/careers/ to submit the required information:
• Resume
• Cover letter detailing sea and lead protected species observation experience.
• 3 professional references (name, email address and phone number),
• PSO Training Certificate
• Offshore Safety Training Certificate

All documents must be submitted for your application to be considered.
If you have any questions pertaining to this opening, please feel free to call William Byrd at williamb@aisobservers.com or 774-762-7019.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of A.I.S. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our employees and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.
Must be able to work in the U.S. • VEVRAA Federal Contractor • Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals • Equal Opportunity Employer

Stranding Coordinator

Stranding Coordinator

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge – Navarre, FL

Job Description: As Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge continues to grow and move forward in the next phase of our development, we have reimagined the role of our Stranding Coordinator to reflect more of the managerial and scientific duties that are required of this position. ECWR’s stranding team responds to more than 20 cetacean strandings per year and participates in full and partial necropsies, transporting live animals to appropriate rehabilitation facilities, collaborates with partner facilities and networks, and responds to and documents dead sea turtle occurrences within our specific range. While some work will and must be done during “normal business hours” at ECWR property, some can and may need to be completed remotely and/or during unconventional hours in the field. In addition, the Stranding Coordinator must be on-call 24/7/365 to respond to all stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in our response area and to conduct initial exams, provide triage, and help maintain health of the animals in transport. The stranding coordinator will also be responsible for building and expanding the future of the stranding program, in partnership with other staff members, to help ensure the longevity of his/her AND ECWR’s current and future efforts. Below are the anticipated job duties and approximate percentages of each, with the understanding that no two work weeks will be the same and that these responsibilities can change at any time. ECWR expects the Stranding Coordinator to promote a strong and positive team environment both within the organization and with collaborating facilities. This position is fully contingent on continued grant funding, proper reporting to grantors, and positive working relationships with grantors and partner organizations. While interviews may begin immediately upon job posting, this position will only be filled once the appropriate candidate has been located and anticipated grant funding finalized. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that it is an ongoing process with an undetermined exact start date.

Necropsies & Data Management (20%)
o Maintains necropsy supplies
o Serves as primary prosector, conducting full and partial necropsies on cetaceans as necessary, following current NOAA guidelines
o Collect, draft, and report essential Level A, B, C, & HI data to the national NOAA database
o Work with state, federal, & partner agencies in processing necropsy samples, entering data into appropriate databases & reporting activities to appropriate permitting agencies to ensure data reporting requirements are met and permit compliance is maintained
o Collect samples, send for processing and data collection or analysis, and properly dispose of animal remains
o Collect data, complete necropsy reports, and document all details & photos for each necropsy

Stranding Responses & Data Management (30%)
o Maintain and acquire stranding supplies
o Work closely with partner organizations, government officials and other non-governmental organizations to coordinate stranding efforts throughout the Emerald Coast
o Build professional working relationships with other agencies, partner organizations, and/or regional stakeholders
o Monitor & respond to 24-hour Stranding Hotline
o Coordinate marine mammal and sea turtle stranding or sighting responses and serve as the lead responder for all marine mammal strandings including all details involved with volunteers, equipment/materials and supplies potentially required, and necessary arrangements for the specific situation’s details such as species or condition
o Collect and document details, photos, etc. for each response as necessary, including proper reporting to NMFS and/or FWC or other agencies as needed

Education & Outreach (15%)
o Representing ECWR & the Stranding Program at outreach and educational opportunities and events across northwest Florida
o Develop and deliver educational outreach efforts at local beaches, piers, and other public locations to engage the public and increase awareness of ECWR’s work as well as increasing public knowledge on marine ecosystems, species, and what to do when an animal may be in distress

Volunteer Management (15%)
o Coordinate & supervise marine mammal stranding team volunteers, including scheduling, training, record keeping, and achievements
o Maintain and develop training opportunities for stranding team volunteers as well as relevant regional stakeholders or partners

Scientific Research & Contribution (10%)
o Consult with other agencies, and as appropriate, contribute to ongoing research through sample analysis or cooperation
o Attend professional development conferences or meetings, as relevant, potentially presenting findings or collaborations at that time
o Collect and analyze scientific data collected from stranding responses in our area, potentially with the intent for publication

Other Management, Development, & Administrative Duties (10%)
o Develops annual budget for the stranding team department, in cooperation with the Executive Director
o Order supplies, according to the established budget and maintain current or future vendor agreements
o Ensure vehicle maintenance is up to date and that all equipment is in working order
o Participate in grant writing, or other fundraising as required or needed
o Social Media & Website Content Contribution
 Updating, editing, and maintaining the stranding related pages and events on the ECWR website
 Create and post interesting and informational social media posts and participating in the management of social media communications
o Develop and submit timely reports as required by ECWR or funding sources
o Cultivate relationships with a diverse population of community members & partners
o Identify and develop relationships with potential community partners
o Communicate and plan with other staff members, especially in relation to off-site work such as strandings, education events, etc.
o Assist in all areas of refuge operations as directed or needed
o Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Job Skills, Personality Traits, & Qualifications: Positive outlook and joyful attitude with great customer focus. Ability to multi-task. Be welcoming and engaging to volunteers, visitors, interns, and/or students of all ages/abilities. Creative, organized, professional, project management skills, efficient, self-starter, initiative. Proactively anticipate & efficiently solve problems. Project management skills & desire to learn.

Required Qualifications:
o Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine science, zoology, wildlife ecology or related field.
o Minimum 1 year of hands-on experience in animal care/rehabilitation with wildlife, including marine mammals and sea turtles.
o Minimum 3 years of experience with marine mammal and sea turtle stranding response.
o Experience leading marine mammal necropsies.
o Knowledge of vertebrate anatomy, dissection, and necropsy techniques.
o Comfortable working in and around water and operating vehicles around coastal environments (ie: beach driving, trailering, boat driving, kayaking, etc).
o Must possess a valid driver’s license.
o Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
o Experience with public speaking (ie: oral presentations) and communication of complex biological concepts (ie: training workshops).
o Strong verbal and written communication skills.
o Knowledge of federal regulations (ie: Marine Mammal Protection & Endangered Species Acts).
o Familiarity with MMPA, NOAA/NMFS, and FWC legislation & local, state, and national stranding protocols.
o Ability to work long hours in between breaks or meals.
o Ability to work under and handle stress appropriately.
o Must be willing to have flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
o Must be able to work unsupervised and with a team.
o Must be able to lift, push, drag, or pull a minimum of 50 lbs.
o Ability to work in various weather conditions, including extreme outdoor temperatures or situations or severe weather events.

Preferred Qualifications:
o Experience leading sea turtle necropsies.
o Possess a valid boater’s license.
o Experience providing training to volunteers and/or staff.
o First aid/CPR, HAZWOPER, and SCUBA certifications.
o Prior grant writing and research experience.

Additional Qualification: NOAA requires individuals in our Stranding Agreement possess the following:
1. Experience conducting or observing complete necropsies (on a minimum of 6 marine mammal with at least 3 of those necropsies on Code 2 animals).
2. Ability to obtain accurate Level A stranding data & conduct basic tissue sample (Level B) collection.
3. Knowledge and experience complying with Level A data reporting requirements.
4. Knowledge and experience complying with sampling protocols, sample processing, and shipment procedures.
5. Experience responding to a minimum of 5 live marine mammal stranding events.
6. Experience providing triage and/or transport for a minimum of 3 live stranding marine mammals during separate stranding events.
7. Knowledge and experience monitoring marine mammal vital signs.

Please ensure your resume or cover letter describes how you meet these requirements, include the species of marine mammal stranding responses/necropsies and whether you led, assisted and/or attended.

Salary: This job is a full time, salaried position, at $33,488.00 per year.
Reports to: Executive Director
We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

After reviewing the required qualifications and ensuring you have those required qualifications, please submit the following:
• A cover letter
• A resume/CV
• 3 professional references
Applications are accepted via email only and may be sent to Crystie Baker, ECWR Executive Director, at crystie@emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org. Once the interview process begins, qualified applicants will be contacted directly.

Field Stranding Technician

Job Description

Field Stranding Technicians are responsible for all aspects of stranding response and animal care at Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC). Technicians are also responsible for coordinating the efforts of volunteers as well as local, state and federal authorities during stranding responses in the field. This position's responsibilities will be based initially on the experience of the applicant hired and additional training will be provided where necessary.

Responsibilities

Coordinate stranding response, recovery and reports of cetaceans, seals, and sea turtles within the designated response area.
Organize and oversee the daily operations of the stranding program including, but not limited to monitoring and response to stranding calls and adhering to local and national laws and policies regarding protected species and habitats.
Collect data and complete required documentations (e.g. 24-hour report, Level A Data, Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Report (STSSN) for all stranded animals and complete required reporting to databases.
Coordinate and conduct or assist veterinarian in necropsies both in the field and at MMSC, including coordinating the disposal of carcasses and waste materials.
Maintain inventory database for all samples and marine mammal parts in conjunction with MMSC staff and proper NMFS, USFWS, and NJFW permitting regulations.
Maintain equipment, vehicles, and vessels.
Develop and maintain a volunteer, partner, and public outreach network to assist in stranding response, public support, and necropsy.
Conduct workshops and training for stranding program volunteers.
Ensure adequate safety training and PPE for all volunteers and staff for all procedures involved in stranding response and necropsy, including hazardous and biological waste training, boating safety, animal handling, and zoonotic disease prevention.

Qualifications
This position requires a high level of commitment and flexibility with regards to scheduling to accommodate the unpredictable nature of stranding response and requirement of 24/7 on-call status.
High level interpersonal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft software programs.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Relevant experience in marine mammal stranding and necropsy (may be a combination of paid and unpaid work).
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted after proper training.
Ability to drive a large truck and boat including ability to trailer and tow vessel.
Ability to work under harsh weather conditions.
Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization and experience with stranding work (Cetaceans, pinnipeds, and sea turtles).
Experience in stranding program(s) and procedures (2 year minimum). Team based work ethic and leadership capabilities.

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Bob Schoelkopf at bobschoelkopf@yahoo.com

Marine Scientist

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The marine ecosystem spans a massive breadth of coastal estuaries, bays, gulfs, open ocean, and sea mounts, and includes a wide diversity of life. Projects from port expansions and jetty construction to offshore oil and wind developments and military operations require scientific and regulatory assistance to obtain environmental permits and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations related to marine habitats and species. HDR’s marine science team supports projects throughout the country from concept to completion by conducting baseline studies, preparing permitting documentation and performing protected species observations and compliance investigations during project conceptualization, construction, and operation.

HDR seeks a strategic-minded Mid to Senior-Level Marine Scientist to join our Alaska Marine Sciences program to work as a member of a high-performing team on a variety of natural resource assessments to support development of public and private infrastructure projects throughout Alaska. The focus of this position will be providing support for clients and projects in Alaska, but may include support for marketing and project delivery for projects throughout the U.S.

Specific responsibilities include:

Serving as technical lead and/or project manager to support HDR’s clients with baseline environmental and regulatory compliance for marine resources, including:
offering and executing strategic advice around meeting environmental regulatory requirements;
leading marine baseline studies,
preparing documents and acquiring or modifying permits or relevant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other U.S. environmental regulation affecting marine or terrestrial wildlife.
developing project scopes of work, schedules, and cost estimates and managing projects’ financial key performance indicators to complete work on schedule and within budget, and
interfacing with clients, regulatory agencies, and/or other environmental consultants to grow and maintain relationships, identify business opportunities, understand critical path issues, and foster teaming partnerships
Supporting business development by working with local and national marketing staff to identify and pursue new project opportunities.

Work will be conducted independently as well as on teams. This is a full-time regular position based in our Anchorage, Alaska office.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field
Minimum 10 years of professional experience in environmental science or related field
Experience in environmental permit application preparation and negotiation with the following:
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizations
NMFS and USFWS Endangered Species Act consultations
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document preparation
Experience in marine mammal environmental baseline studies and/or monitoring
Effective leader with ability to build and work as part of diverse teams including technical experts, regulatory specialists, engineering staff, construction contractors, and client and agency representatives
Excellent writing and communication skills
A self-starter with an entrepreneurial, strategic, and client-focus approach
Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving and research abilities
A commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture
A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality

Preferred Qualifications

An advanced degree (master’s or PhD) in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resource Management, or related field
15 years of professional experience in environmental science or related field
5 to 10 years of experience in environmental project management including developing and executing project scope, schedule, and budgets and managing project risk
Experience in business development and marketing
Previous consulting industry experience
Familiarity with Alaska regulatory environment, Alaska markets, and public and private client groups

Why HDR

At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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