37020631-51290712-20080304121946 -- PARK NATURALISTS
Agency: DEP - Environmental Protection
PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST
PARK NATURALISTS - Level 1
Pay Grade/Pay Band:
St. Lucie County
Annual Salary Range:
JOB FAMILY: LIFE, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE
OCCUPATION: PARK NATURALISTS
*For additional information contact Park Manager Dan Griffin at (772) 340-7530.DESCRIPTION
*10% VISITOR SERVICES
Explains facilities and services provided for public use, enjoyment and education; meets visitors, answers questions, provides information and directions. Attempts to resolve visitor complaints while maintaining good public relations. Provides natural and cultural history interpretive programs and services via tours, walks and campfire programs.
*40% RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Implements ecological burning plan for fire type communities; recognizes plant communities, and maintains and creates fire lanes using large equipment. Implements vegetation and wildlife management plans, recognizes communities and maintains optimum species control via natural and chemical means. Implements site restoration projects such as reforestation and erosion control.
Constructs, maintains and repairs small buildings, fences, trails, service roads, fire lanes, boardwalks, campsites, picnic sites, boat ramps, docks and all other necessary facilities. Maintains cleanliness of grounds and facilities. Operates a variety of equipment including chainsaws, lawn mowers, ATVs, motor vehicles up to 2 ton class hauling debris, fill, etc., large equipment such as articulating tractor (New Holland TV140).
Prepares forms and reports on a wide range subjects including fees, receipts, visitor use, visitor contacts, patrols, wildlife sightings and population counts, accidents, crisis and miscellaneous incidents, vehicle, boat and equipment operations, property records, etc. Answers telephone, operates radio equipment and maintains logs. Assists management will purchasing, bids, work projects, requisitions, contracts, and other necessary administrative functions.
Insures park rules are enforced pertaining to all natural, historical and archaeological facilities and resources and use thereof for the enjoyment of the visitor.
5% Performs related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of general methods and techniques used in the repair and/or maintenance of preserve facilities, sites, equipment and/or grounds; basic math computations; terminology and principles of natural sciences; wetland and upland communities and species; personal computers and related software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Skill in operating watercraft, motor vehicles, pumps, hand and power tools, tractors/mowers and large equipment; maintenance of facilities and/or grounds. Ability to prepare progress reports; work in the field in adverse terrain and weather conditions, including exotic species and fire work; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, and policies and procedures related to environmental programs; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; provide visitor assistance servi! ces in a professional and courteous manner; learn principles and techniques of prescribed and work fire management and suppression; conduct inspections and maintain preserve facilities and equipment; identify and investigate problems; maintain valid driver's license.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Veterans' preference will be given to eligible veterans and their spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes.
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77900909-51196773-20080307153244 -- FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS
Agency: FWC - Fish&Wildlife Cons Comm
OPS FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO S
FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS - Level 2
Pay Grade/Pay Band:
Annual Salary Range:
$15.00/hr Depending on Exp.
FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
OPS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish And Wildlife Research Institute
OPS Database management and GIS specialist
Position #77900909Section: Wildlife Research
SubSection: Marine Mammals
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida (Pinellas County)
Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour, dependent on experience. No benefits. Full-time (40 hr/week)
Posting Date: 10 March 2008
Closing Date: 24 March 2008
Brief Description of Job Duties:This is a technical position that supports Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) scientists in managing and analyzing tabular and spatial (GIS) data for research on the Florida manatee and its habitat. The program collects a wide range of biological data, including mortality, aerial survey, mark-recapture, satellite and VHF telemetry, behavioral, and habitat characteristics. The person in this position is responsible for creating, maintaining, and assuring quality control of multiple databases on manatee biology and habitat; develops customized Access-based data forms and databases; locates, retrieves, and integrates biological and environmental spatial data from in-house and outside sources; and maintains metadata documentation. He/she will work under the supervision of a senior-level scientist of the program and will interact with researchers and field sta! tion staff on various projects. Assists in analyzing, modeling, and interpreting GIS and tabular data; summarizes data for papers, reports and management, as assigned. This position requires a person who is organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to communicate technical materials with others.
Desired QualificationsA bachelor's degree with a major in one of the natural sciences or geography and one year of related professional experience; or a master's degree in one of the natural sciences or geography. Qualified applicant must have knowledge of relational databases and data management principles, GIS theory and methods, and spatial analysis techniques. Applicant must have strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of relational database management tools using Microsoft Access. Successful applicant will be expected to develop customized Access databases, including data entry forms with built-in QA/QC and queries to extract relevant information. Applicant must be proficient in applying GIS skills using ArcGIS software. Good verbal and written communication skills are necessary, including the ability to work well with others in a team and to communicate GIS knowledge to team members lacking GIS experience. Qualified applicant should have skills in database quality control and problem-solving, and must be detail-oriented to succeed in this position.
An application form can be downloaded from https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
Agency Web Site: www.MyFWC.com
FWRI Marine Mammals Web Site: www.research.MyFWC.com
The state of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence the workplace. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized aliens who can provide proof of their identity and employment eligibility.