Seasonal Biological Scientist; Brevard County Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Brevard County, Florida
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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This position will support the Imperiled Species Management Section’s (ISM) Manatee Management Program with project-specific conservation activities. This is a seasonal time limited position not to exceed 6 months or June 30, 2023. Primary duties will include providing field-based project oversight, management of daily tasks and personnel, and coordination with state and federal management staff. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Manages daily field station operations and scheduled personnel, including: provides direction and training on required tasks, documents routine activities and changes to protocol, and regular communication; Collaborates with state and federal wildlife staff on project methods, situational developments, and messaging; Meets identified safety requirements and ensure a safe and secure working environment; Participates in environmental and species monitoring, data collection, and assessment; Ensures all materials and equipment are in clean and working condition; inventories, orders, and organizes supplies; Attends regular team and project coordination meetings and presents on updates, issues, and needs; Communicates via organizational structure and chain-of-command; Participates in response efforts, carcass recovery, and other field work assignments as needed; Successfully enroll in and complete required agency training; and Performs other project-related duties and tasks as directed. Qualifications: Candidates with previous field project management and oversight of staff, volunteers, and interns is desired. This position requires administrative skills, and the ability to develop structured routine and protocol. This position requires the ability to physically lift and carry equipment/supplies; and step, stoop, and squat regularly throughout shifts, Qualified applicants will need to be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and adept at problem-solving and time management to succeed in this position.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Skilled at verbal and written communication with inter- and intra-agency colleagues and partners; Ability to effectively train, direct, and supervise others; Ability to collect and record data independently; Knowledge of the methods of data collection, particularly for imperiled or listed species; Ability to safely operate power tools, pallet jacks, and generators; Ability to lift 50 pounds, traverse challenging terrain, and stand for long durations of time; Skilled in problem-solving and situational awareness; Knowledge of wildlife ecology, biology, and natural systems; Proficiency in MS software applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; Ability to manage adverse environmental conditions typical of Florida while working independently in the field; and Skilled in the safe operation and trailering of small watercraft (up to 24ft.) and paddle craft; Ability to travel, sometimes overnight, throughout the state.
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