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77903015-51315560-20101008124508 -- FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS
Agency: FWC - Fish&Wildlife Cons Comm
Working Title: OPS - BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST II
Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-02
Position Number: 77903015
Annual Salary Range: $14.00 per hour, no benefits
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Facility: FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB008
Closing Date: 10/28/2010
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
Location: St. Petersburg, FL (Pinellas County)
This is a full time OPS position with no benefits.
This position is in the FWRI Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration Section Fish and Wildlife Health subsection. This member of the fish health team will:
•Coordinate field collections and associated data for Project Tampa Bay
•Participate in field collections including seining and hook-and-line collections
•Participate in laboratory-based necropsy and fish health evaluations on fresh, fixed, and frozen specimens
•Enter, update, and manage red drum health data associated with Project Tampa Bay
•Participate in fish health research for hatchery, stocked, and wild fish
•Assist in disease and fish kill investigations for marine sport fish species
•Provide timely analysis of data, assist in preparation of technical reports, other scientific publications, as well as annual and 5 year reports.
•Assist in proofing data in the Fish Health group’s database
•Answer the Fish Kill Hotline (FKH) and participate in staff rotation as the back-up for the FKH coordinator
•Participate in two outreach activities per year
•Extended travel (10-14 days) for research cruises will be required.
A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the life or physical sciences.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Knowledge of basic biological principles and laboratory techniques
•Knowledge of vertebrate anatomy (particularly finfish) and dissection techniques
•Knowledge of statistics
•Skill in microscopy, histology, and microbiology techniques
•Skill in organization and time management
•Ability to use MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
•Ability to manipulate and analyze data using spreadsheet programs, scientific graphing software, and statistical software such as Systat, SigmaStat, or SPSS
•Ability to talk to members of the public on the phone and provide excellent customer service
•Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
•Ability to work both independently and on teams
•Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
•Maintain a valid drivers license.
Submit an electronic application by the closing date through People First: www.peoplefirst.myflorida.com.