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Marketing Coordinator

Location of Position: Marin Headlands, Sausalito, California
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications
Position Classification & Expected Hours of Work, and Travel:
• This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
• Hybrid work schedule 2-3 days on site or as needed, 2-3 days from home.
• Days and hours of work may vary according to the needs of The Marine Mammal Center.
• Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
• Some travel within California and the Hawaiian Islands may be expected for this position.
Compensation Range: $32.00/hr – $36.60/hr
Full Benefits:
• Generous time off policies, including Holidays, Sick, and Vacation.
• Medical, Dental, and Vision
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k Retirement Plan
• Employee Assistance Program
Job Summary
The Marketing Coordinator is focused on providing technical and administrative support to The Marine Mammal Center’s Marketing & Communications department. Areas of responsibility include support for our CRM, email/SMS marketing efforts, and website content. The Marketing Coordinator will also support the team by providing assistance with public relations, social media, and photography.
Essential Functions
Technical & Administration Support: 65%
• Provide overall technical and administrative support for our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, EveryAction, public relations and social media for the Marketing & Communications department.
• Execute data loads into our CRM from third party sources, including but not limited to, rescue hotline, Eventbrite, and Facebook.
• Facilitate engagement form creation and reporting.
• Ensure our CRM system remains up to date and processes run smoothly by continually reviewing processes and updating accordingly.
• Create and send non-automated marketing emails and Short Message Services (SMS) and respond to SMS messages.
• Monitor public relations media inbox and respond to requests for interviews, information, photos, and videos.
• Coordinate public relations media interviews and send follow-ups after interviews.
• Monitor comments on all social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X(Twitter)) and respond or flag as needed and respond to social media channel inbox messages.
• Create content for social media channels including, but not limited to, writing posts and finding photos/videos.

Website Content: 20%
• Manage website content update process and collaborate with internal content submitters to ensure all content is ready for publication.
• Edit, create, and post website content as requested which includes, but is not limited to:
o Adding news content such as web stories and press releases.
o Update content such as programmatic or language updates.
o Daily patient imports from the Center’s electronic animal records database system (Ruby).
o Weekly patient photo updates.
o Update staff biographies and job postings as requested.
o Post new publications and online learning resources as requested.
o Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tactic implementation including updating content, redirects, etc.

Photography Management: 10%
• Respond to photo requests.
• Manage and schedule volunteer photographers, including assignments such as patient photographers, event photographers, release photographers, and photo archivist.
• Manage photo storage, including the Center’s Flickr and Dropbox accounts.
• Collaborate with the Digital Marketing Manager, and other members of the organization to tag and file approved photos.

Photography Management: 5%
• Respond to photo requests.
• Manage and schedule volunteer photographers, including assignments such as patient photographers, event photographers, release photographers, and photo archivist.
• Manage photo storage, including the Center’s Flickr and Dropbox accounts.
• Collaborate with the Digital Marketing Manager, and other members of the organization to tag and file approved photos.

Other Duties as Assigned: 10%
• Perform special projects and research as assigned.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Various Photography volunteers

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Demonstrated experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. Experience with EveryAction a plus.
• Demonstrated experience with photo and video editing.
• Ability to learn various internal platforms to make requests and/or pull data.
• Familiarity with content management systems (CMS) and marketing automation tools.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Proficiency in SEO best practices and keyword research.
• Ability to multi-task and balance multiple projects simultaneously, reprioritize, and pivot to meet deadlines while providing high-quality work.
• Experience in nonprofit communications a plus.
• Journalism or writing experience a plus, especially scientific journalism.
• Proven ability to work as part of a team, cross-functionally, and with external stakeholders.
• Creative thinker with a passion for staying up to date on industry trends and innovations.
• Flexible and resilient with the ability to prioritize competing tasks and manage change appropriately.
• Demonstrates initiative and thinks proactively.
• Strong commitment to the mission and goals of The Marine Mammal Center.
• Communicate and interact effectively with people across cultures, ethnic groups, and identities.
• Practice self-awareness and respect while engaging with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Willingness to support and participate in The Marine Mammal Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

Qualifications and Experience
• Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain standards of insurability.
• Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or waiver (medical or religious)
• A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field.
• 3 years of relevant experience in communications or related field.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements
• This position operates in a professional office, laboratory, and hospital environment both indoors and outdoors with access to other parts of the facilities via outdoor pathways.
• Some work may occur in outdoor weather conditions and elements.
• Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, and filing cabinets.
• Ability to work at a desk for extended periods using a computer.
• Exposure to allergens and zoonotic diseases.
• Involves smells associated with animals and the care of animals.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
The Marine Mammal Center actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to the communities we serve. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and supportive work environment. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The Marine Mammal Center believes in growth and supporting our employees as best we can so they can become their best selves in and outside of work. We believe that a healthy work environment means building an inclusive culture where people can thrive together and feel supported and empowered. We believe in stretch versus constraint.

OUR MISSION
The Marine Mammal Center advances global conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.

ABOUT THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
The Marine Mammal Center is leading the field in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary medicine, science, and education.

For more information, please visit our “About Us” page at www.marinemammalcenter.org

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume and provide a brief description about how your experience aligns with the role.
Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
In your cover letter, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example – she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).
We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Application Link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2415898/Marine-Mammal-Center/Marketing-Coordinator?source=The%20Society%20for%20Marine%20Mammalogy

Position: Soundwatch/Be Whale Wise Coordinator

Established in 1979 as the first U.S. museum dedicated to whales living in the wild, The Whale Museum (TWM) promotes stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. The Soundwatch Boater Education Program was initiated in 1993 by TWM to reduce disturbances to marine wildlife caused by irresponsible boater behaviors. This innovative program educates boaters on guidelines and regulations for marine wildlife through shore-based education, reinforces the learning experience through on–the-water educational patrols, monitors vessel activities to characterize vessel trends, and evaluate existing guidelines and laws. The main focus of our work is the endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs) but there are other marine mammal species of importance in our region, including Transient killer whales, Minke whales, Humpback whales, Fin whales, Harbor porpoise, Dall’s porpoise, Harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and many other cetacean and pinniped species. A key component of Soundwatch is the transboundary Be Whale Wise Program.
The Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Soundwatch and Be Whale Wise Programs including, but not limited to: coordination of seasonal field operations; small vessel operations/maintenance, Be Whale Wise education/outreach on marine stewardship; maintenance of the program long-term data sets and database; preparation of program reports; training, mentoring and coordination of volunteers, interns and seasonal contract employees; assistance with grant writing/fund raising; collaborate with partner monitoring programs, the whale watch industry and federal and state marine mammal management and enforcement teams. The successful candidate should understand and have experience with U.S. and Canadian recovery priorities related to the endangered SRKWs. The Coordinator reports to TWM Executive Director and works cooperatively with other museum staff. This position is classed as year-round, full-time Management/Administrative with field work responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s Degree plus 7 years’ experience in a relevant field, specifically marine mammal research in the wild
• Minimum 4 years’ experience in small vessel operations, with previous experience operating around marine wildlife. Familiarity with VHF radio use and etiquette. Washington State Boater License required
• Experience in education and/or outreach
• Strong knowledge of marine ecosystems, marine mammal biology and natural history, specifically the endangered SRKWs and the Salish Sea
• Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary for public interaction, conflict resolution, department planning, grant writing and project management experience
• Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively with staff & board, interns/volunteers, visitors, members, and the public
• Ability to multi-task and work flexible schedule, specifically some weekends and evenings
• Ability to collect and synthesize information; effective problem solving skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to lift 40 lbs. or more and to stand for long periods of time
• Excellent computer/technological skills (i.e., database management, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office)
Salary range is $63,000-68,000 (varies based on experience, relocation support needs and start date). Benefit package includes: Health Care (medical, vision, dental), Simple IRA Retirement Plan Contribution, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a PDF file containing your letter of interest, resume and at least three references. Your letter of interest must address (1) examples of accomplishments to illustrate your experience for this role; (2) your philosophy about the position; and (3) insight into what draws you to The Whale Museum’s mission at this time in your career. Please Note: International applicants required to have approved Visa and documentation to work in the U.S. at the time of submission. Please email your PDF package to: Jenny L. Atkinson, Executive Director, The Whale Museum – email: Jenny@whalemuseum.org

Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring decisions are not made based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected group status.

The duties listed are to give prospective applicants a better understanding of the position. This is not a comprehensive list of job duties.

Position open: November 7, 2023. Deadline: Open until position is filled.

Please send to: Jenny L. Atkinson, Executive Director, The Whale Museum, P. O. Box 945, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or email: jenny@whalemuseum.org

2024 Soundwatch Program Vessel Operator/Educator

he Soundwatch Boater Education Program is seeking a vessel operator for the 2024 summer field season. Soundwatch is a research, education and monitoring program operated by The Whale Museum (TWM), a not-for-profit organization located in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State. The Soundwatch program mission is to reduce vessel disturbance to marine wildlife, particularly the endangered Southern Resident killer whales, in the Salish Sea region of Washington State (USA) and British Columbia (Canada). Soundwatch is looking for vessel operators/educators to carry out program objectives; educate boaters on best practices for viewing marine wildlife before they leave the shore; reinforce the learning experience in the actual context where disturbances take place; develop and evaluate community-based voluntary guidelines; and provide a scientific platform to monitor vessel activities around marine mammals. To learn more, please visit our website and read Soundwatch’s most recent Contract Report and publications.

Vessel operators/educators will conduct seasonal vessel patrols, educate boaters on regional/federal Be Whale Wise guidelines and regulations, and collect data while monitoring vessel activity around whales. Data from this critical program characterizes vessel activity trends around endangered killer whales and other marine wildlife. The data is used to promote better boater compliance and to inform marine mammal management strategies such as state and federal vessel laws and guidelines.

Vessel operators/educators report to the Soundwatch Program Coordinator and work cooperatively with other museum staff, program interns and volunteers. This position is classed as Seasonal Field Work Contractor, June-September. Hourly wage for this position is commensurate with experience and starts at $25.00/hour.

VESSEL OPERATOR/EDUCATOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Seasonal field operations:
· Conduct full- or half-day on-the-water educational patrols and monitoring of whale watch activities May-September.
· Maintain daily boat patrol protocols and data collection procedures on whale watching and marine wildlife viewing trends, guideline compliance measurements and educational materials distribution.
· Prevent wildlife disturbance by intercepting boaters before they reach wildlife areas.
· Monitor activities within San Juan County Marine Stewardship Area including recreational and fishing pressure in reserve areas, including National Wildlife Refuge Areas and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Biological Preserve Areas.
· Maintain equipment and collection materials.
· Work with Soundwatch volunteers and interns.
· Maintain communications with whale research and commercial whale-watch community.
· Report marine mammal strandings to the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
Small Vessel operations:
· Operate 17’-20’ outboard vessels.
· Perform routine maintenance and minor boat/engine repair, maintain vessel/engine/operation and safety equipment, communicate with coordinator and/or mechanic for troubleshooting advice, provide vessel operation briefing to interns and volunteers.
Education/Outreach on marine stewardship:
· Distribution of educational materials on-the-water, regional boating facilities and organizations.
· Participate in local education and outreach events.
Soundwatch field data-entry:
· Assist with field season data entry. Assist with the update of annual commercial whale watch industry information and ID book.
· Assist with training of volunteers and interns. Keep track of volunteer activities for future reporting.
APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in marine/wildlife sciences.
Valid US passport or an enhanced driver's license (for the entirety of their position) and CPR/First Aid certification.
A Washington state boater license.
Minimum 3 years of small vessel operation with experience operating around marine wildlife.
Familiarity with recovery priorities related to endangered SRKWs.
Soundwatch operates under a NOAA NMFS research permit which requires vessel operator candidates to have relevant field experience. The successful candidate must be approved for operation by NMFS as a condition for hiring.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references. Please include any start/end dates and passport status.
Submit application materials via email as one PDF.
Please include in your subject line: Soundwatch Vessel Operator Application (Last Name).

Soundwatch Vessel Driver/Educator should plan to be in place by May 1, 2024 (Exact start date negotiable). Active review of submitted applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

PLEASE SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
Alanna Frayne
Soundwatch Boater Education Program Coordinator
alanna@whalemuseum.org

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Stranding Technician

Job Description
Stranding Technicians are responsible for all aspects of stranding response and animal care at the Marine
Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, New Jersey. Stranding 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 requires a high level of commitment and flexibility with regards to scheduling to
accommodate the unpredictable nature of stranding response and required 24/7 on-call status.
General Responsibilities
• Coordinate stranding response, recovery, and documentation of cetaceans, seals, and sea turtles within
the designated response area.
• Collect data and complete required documentation 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.
• Provide husbandry care to animals in rehabilitation.
• Ensure adequate safety training and PPE for all volunteers on all procedures involved in stranding
response and necropsy, including hazardous and biological waste training, animal handling, and
zoonotic disease transmission.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
• College graduate with degree and/or coursework in the appropriate area of specialization (i.e., Biology,
Zoology, Marine Biology, Veterinary/ Veterinary Technician program).
• Relevant experience caring for animals in animal rehabilitation, zoo, aquarium, or veterinary hospital
setting (may be a combination of paid and unpaid work).
• Ability to lift and carry 50lbs unassisted, and work under harsh weather conditions.
Requirements
• Living near Brigantine, NJ to ensure response time of less than 30 minutes.
• Experience in animal husbandry and knowledge of marine mammals and sea turtles.
• High level of commitment and flexibility with regards to scheduling.
• High level interpersonal communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and ability to work
independently and as part of a team.
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to jpagel@mmsc.org

Flight Coordinator

Aerial Survey Flight Coordinator
The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is seeking an aerial survey coordinator and observer for our Right Whale Ecology Program (RWEP). The CCS RWEP surveys Cape Cod Bay and adjacent waters in Fall, Winter and Spring months to assess the abundance, distribution, and behavior of North Atlantic Right Whales in Gulf of Maine waters. Start date for this position is on or near August 15, 2023. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits for one year, contingent upon funding for an extension. The position requires aerial survey fieldwork and the supervision of the department’s observers. Rate of pay is $50k-$60k and is commensurate with experience.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Participating in aerial surveys for right whales. Responsibilities include visually scanning for marine mammals, vessels, and gear from a small aircraft at low altitudes, recording sightings data on custom computer software, and photographing whales for individual identification using a digital SLR camera with a telephoto lens;
• Managing flight hour budget and scheduling flight crew to survey within forecasted weather parameters;
• Work closely with aircraft provider and CCS aerial survey team to schedule surveys and observer crews, respond to the needs of management agencies and colleagues;
• Processing survey and photographic data. Data processing duties include QA/QC of aerial and shipboard sightings and effort data, accurate and timely completion of summary spreadsheets and survey reports, preliminary matching of right whale individual identification images, and maintenance of data processing programs and databases;
• Supporting management needs: Duties include coordinating research activities with collaborating researchers, analyzing data and preparing presentations for funders, public, and at stakeholder meetings;
• Additional duties may include assisting with whale carcass relocation and supporting disentanglement efforts;
• Public outreach. Duties include assisting with public education and outreach activities and writing field notes for inclusion across CCS website and social media platforms.
Qualifications and Skills:
● Masters preferred or a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Science or related field with 3-5 years of experience;
● Minimum one-year experience working on right whale or related aerial survey projects;
● Experience in photo-identification of marine mammals and matching individuals to a catalog;
● Demonstrated skill in identifying North Atlantic marine mammals and familiarity with marine mammal visual survey data collection and processing methods;
● Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and strict timelines. Must have a precise attention to detail;
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills including preparing visual presentations for a variety of technical, scientific, and general public audiences;
● Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
● US citizenship;
● Aircraft underwater egress training is desired but not required; however, ditch training with the use of compressed air will be required to conduct the work and is a part of CCS Right Whale training;
● SQL and R programming skills desired.

Application process:
Please submit cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references in a single pdf and attached along with copies of college transcripts via email to chudak@coastalstudies.org. Please use “RWEP Flight Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2023 however applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Center for Coastal Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
Diversity of opinions, experience and backgrounds is a key asset.

Research Assistant

CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM

POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant

REPORTS TO: Senior Research Scientist

SUPERVISES: Volunteers

EXEMPT OR NON-EXEMPT: Exempt

PERCENTAGE OF FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT: 100%; Annual Salary $29,224

POSITION LOCATION: Northeast Florida

APPLICATION LINK:
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=23137&clientkey=ACEBE78A76290C9FE9C1DC934A5E82A6

CLOSING DATE: December 27, 2021

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

– Deploy, safely maneuver in open-water, and reload small vessels independently
– Trailer vessels under intense traffic conditions
– Basic mechanical skills and ability to troubleshoot simple mechanical and electrical vehicle/vessel problems
– Proficient snorkeler with ability to swim in dark or turbid water
– Ability to kayak and perform reentry
– Ability to lift approximately 50 pounds of equipment

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

The position will be geographically located in the northeast Florida area with the focused study area along the northeast and central waterbodies of Florida and eastern Georgia. Travel to other areas of the state will be required based on animal movements or project needs. The primary responsibilities of this position are to radio track, monitor, assess and document the behavior of tagged manatees and to photo identify and document individual manatees. Duties include but are not limited to boat trailering, operating vessels, swimming, equipment maintenance, data entry and timely communication with staff and other project partners. The position will require travel extensively within Florida and Georgia using a fleet or a personal vehicle. Private vehicle mileage will be reimbursed at the IRS standard rate out of designated living area. The position will require supervision of volunteers involved with tracking manatees. The position will also provide updates to various partners through verbal and written reports, updating website and social media.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Conduct project manatee monitoring observations using radio tracking equipment via boat and land access at designated locations
• Collect manatee behavior and obtain adequate photo-documentation of manatees for individual identification and preliminary body condition using a polarized digital camera or GoPro
• Assess manatee overall condition and conduct in-water manatee body condition assessments as needed
• Collect data to include environmental conditions (specific site location water temperatures, sea state, weather conditions, etc.)
• Submit data and photos by the close of each observation day; submit datasheets weekly
• Process data via Microsoft Excel, Word and ArcGIS
• Provide processed data files and produce written reports as needed
• Update project website and provide photos/story tags for other social media outlets
• Participate in health assessment captures and rescues
• Responsible for routine maintenance and repair of field equipment
• Responsible for assigned truck and vessel record keeping and maintenance
• Communicate professionally with other project partners and assist with additional tasks as required and/or assigned by the supervisor

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

– Bachelor Degree in Biology or related field (e.g. ecology, environmental science) and three years working in a research focused position OR Master Degree in Biology or related field (e.g. ecology, environmental science)

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.

Senior Biologist

Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Senior Biologist

The NFWF grant funded Senior Biologist supports CMA’s Stranding Team by directing field work including stranding response activities and necropsies. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, taking a lead role in stranding response preparedness, field responses, and transports for cetaceans, as well as law enforcement/first responder training, manatee field work in collaboration with FWC, and grant writing. Routine tasks required of the NFWF Senior Biologist include, but are not limited to, data collection, reporting, managing stranding equipment and supplies, conducting workshops, database submissions, operation of large vehicles and watercraft vessels, volunteer coordination, producing and editing various written materials, public speaking, and media work related to marine mammal field work and necropsy.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Direct cetacean carcass recoveries and necropsies.
• Lead and/or participate in the rapid response to stranding events.
• Monitor CMA’s emergency stranding hotline, including an afterhours pager.
• Conduct workshops in order to train volunteers, interns, law enforcement, and other first responder groups in CMA’s designated response area.
• Oversee the collection, documentation, storage, and submission of high-quality data.
• Manage internal databases for field response data, necropsies, and samples.
• Contribute to grant funding through writing, editing, and data collection.
• Maintain and organize the cetacean necropsy trailer and associated equipment.
• Produce high-quality, professionally written work including standard operating procedures, technical reports, and other material relevant to field work and necropsies.

For more details and a complete list of job responsibilities and requirements, please click the link:
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=19293&clientkey=ACEBE78A76290C9FE9C1DC934A5E82A6
Applications accepted through August 12th.

Research Assistant

Organization: Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Research Institute

Position: Research Assistant, $29,224/annually

Location: Brevard County, requiring extensive travel to other areas of Florida

Application Process:
Apply for this position through the following link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=17869&clientkey=ACEBE78A76290C9FE9C1DC934A5E82A6

Closing Date: June 18, 2021

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist research staff with field observations and data collection of satellite tagged rehabilitated, released manatees. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, detail oriented, flexible, readily able to adapt to change, and comfortable working independently without close supervision. In being selected for this position, you will become part of a project which helps naïve, previously injured or sick manatees become integrated into the wild population. In addition to helping the manatee population recover, this is a unique opportunity to observe manatee behavior in the wild under guidance of wildlife biologists.

Primary responsibilities will be to help track, monitor, assess and document the behavior of tagged manatees that are involved in the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership/Post-Release Monitoring Project. Duties include but are not limited to boat trailering, operating vessels, swimming, equipment maintenance, data entry and timely communication with staff and other project partners.

This is a benefit salary position, 40 hours a week, requires applicant to have the availability to work early mornings or late afternoons and the occasional weekend if monitoring activity or animal intervention is necessary. Applicant should be geographically located in the Titusville-Melbourne or central Florida area with a focused study area along the east coast of Florida near Brevard County and lower St. Johns River near Orange City, Volusia County. Travel to other areas of the state will be required based on animal movements or project needs. Position will require applicant to travel extensively within Florida using a fleet or a personal vehicle. Private vehicle mileage will be reimbursed at the IRS standard rate out of designated living area.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
– Bachelor's Degree in Biology or related field (e.g. ecology, environmental science)
– Proficient boat handler in open-water and ability to trailer a boat under intense traffic conditions
– Basic mechanical skills and ability to troubleshoot simple mechanical and electrical vehicle/vessel problems
– Proficient snorkeler with ability to swim in dark or turbid water
– Valid driver’s license, a good driving history and possess own form of transportation
– Ability to lift approximately 50 pounds of equipment
– Computer proficiency; Microsoft Excel, WORD; ArcGIS
– Working knowledge of SLR and video digital cameras, filters and lenses
– Comfortable with learning new technology and computer applications
– Previous radio tracking experience preferred but not essential
– Excellent communication skills and ability to work comfortably with multiple organizations
– Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented
– Ability to adapt and modify plans on a need basis or as required with short notice
– Timely submission of reports, expense accounting and verbal updates

Fish & Wildlife Biological Scientist III

For job descriptions, requirements, and to apply, please visit the link: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-F-&-W-BIOLOGICAL-SCIENTIST-III-77070316-FL-32311/746271200/

Application packets must be submitted through the State of Florida’s official employment site (https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/) and must include a cover letter and resume in addition to the state application. Application packets without a cover letter, resume and state application will not be considered for the position.

Description of duties:

This position is located within the Imperiled Species Management Section and assists with developing conservation measures to reduce potential adverse impacts to species and their habitat under the responsibility of the Section, with a focus on Florida manatee and marine turtle conservation. This environmental commenting position is primarily office-based and field work may be limited.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

1) drafting biological opinions for regulatory and planning authorizations such as Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP), Coastal Construction Control Line permits (CCCL), Sovereign Submerged Lands Leases (SSL), Joint Coastal Permits (JCP), various management plans, comprehensive plan amendments and State Clearinghouse items under Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP);

2) implementing county manatee protection plans;

3) reviewing and commenting on coastal lighting plans and wildlife appropriate lighting fixtures;

4) providing technical assistance to other sections within the agency, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Port Authorities, and county/city governments;

5) working with local, state and federal agencies and stakeholder groups to conserve, enhance, and protect manatee and marine turtle habitat;

6) initiating, managing and/or attending meetings, workshops, and create/deliver presentations;

7) acting as agency expert witness in administrative hearings;

8) assisting with management of the agency’s Project Tracking System;

9) performing other duties as required, including but not limited to: assisting with information and outreach projects and assisting with other field activities, such as site visits and data collection, as directed.

Marine Mammal Stranding & Population Assessment Asst. – 2

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Marine Mammal Stranding & Population Assessment Asst. – 2, Fort Pierce, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

– Performs stranding, data collection and outreach activities and is assigned to both field and office work.
– Performs as a NOAA NMFS authorized first responder on marine mammal strandings.
– Performs as a co-investigator on population assessment permit.
– Participates in on-call rotation with other members of the group.
– Assists with inputting data collected through strandings and population assessments. 
– Assists with maintenance of vessels, vehicles and equipment used for operations.
– Assist with maintaining equipment used for operations.
– Creates reports and performs QA/QC with data as needed.
– Participates in presentations or other outreach activities regarding stranding and population assessments.

Minimum Qualifications:     

Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution in Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related field with one year of appropriate Marine Mammal stranding experience and related activities required. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

 

Must have valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire required.

 

Successfully complete the USGS Motorboat Operator Certification (MOCC) within 6 months of hire required. Experience driving various vessels in coastal and offshore waters required.

 

Comfortable driving large vehicles and towing boats required.

 

Florida certificate of Boating Safety Education required or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire required.

 

Ability to become a NOAA NMFS primary responder on marine mammal stranding activities (Article 3 and 4) required within one year of hire. Ability to immediately be approved for NOAA NMFS primary responder is preferred.

 

The ability to be able to work within a team and independently required.

 

Experience with population assessment data collection, photo-ID boat surveys, photo analysis and database input preferred.

 

Experience with Microsoft Office preferred.

 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to success in this position.

 

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Marine Mammal Stranding & Population Assessment Asst. – 2) on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs)  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

 

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

 

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ10008).

 

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

 

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.