FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III- Florida Panther Project
Closing Date: 4/16/2007
Location: NAPLES, Florida County: Collier County
Annual Salary Range: $33,377.24 - $86,739.38
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
DESCRIPTION: ANTICIPATED VACANCY SPECIAL NOTE: Starting salary is $36,797.28 annually ($1,533.22 biweekly) with benefits
JOB DESCRIPTION: Serve as assistant research biologist for conservation of the Florida panther. Work closely with other research and management biologists on the panther conservation team to conduct fieldwork, analyze data, and summarize and publish results. Ensure panther field activities proceed as planned, assist or lead the panther capture team, monitor panther locations with telemetry, and provide assistance on other panther conservation tasks as needed. Occasionally supervise temporary employees. Prepare technical reports for the Commission, represent the Commission as needed in interagency panther meetings, and provide technical assistance in converting research results to conservation actions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: . Knowledge of wildlife ecology principles and techniques, research study design, and data collection and analysis methods. . Skill in safe and proper use of scientific and field equipment, including 4-wheel-drive vehicles. . Experience collecting animal telemetry locations from the ground and fixed-wing aircraft. . Skill in use of computers and standard computer programs and software. . Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and associated software and analyses. . Ability to collect and analyze scientific data, prepare written technical reports, publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and present results to non-science audiences. . Ability to lead a scientific field crew, maintain effective working relationships as a team member; supervise temporary employees; and work with other agencies, biologists and managers to implement conservations actions. . Ability to work outside in rigorous south Florida field conditions. . Ability to travel as needed for fieldwork or meetings, and work a variable schedule to complete work tasks and responsibilities as required. . Ability to maintain a valid Florida driver license.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences, preferably in wildlife biology, and one year professional biological experience in a field or laboratory setting; or a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences, preferably wildlife biology. Graduate degree and field experience with carnivores preferred.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: . Residency Requirement: must reside within 25 miles of the Naples Wildlife Field Office. Selected candidate will be required to obtain a valid State of Florida Driver's License. Working hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but often requires early morning and/or late evening hours and some weekend hours.
MUST SUBMIT ELECTRONIC APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED. Connect to the link below: https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?refnode=541799
ALSO SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING MATERIALS DIRECTLY TO: Dr. Dave Onorato Florida Panther Project Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 566 Commercial Boulevard Naples, Florida 34104-4709 E-mail: dave.onorato@MYFWC.com
Counselor and Senior Counselor
Friends of the National Zoo Nature Camp
FONZ is seeking people with experience working with children ages ten to 15 to serve as camp counselors at FONZ Nature Camp, an overnight camp held at the Zooís Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia. Applicants must have experience in either camp or informal instructional settings, knowledge of the natural sciences, and a love of and appreciation for wildlife and the outdoors.
- Create and lead activities that excite, engage, and inspire campers to care about wildlife and the natural world.
- Lead campers on daily hikes and other structured outdoor physical activities.
- Lead and guide campers in daily living, with special attention to:
-personal hygiene and safety
-camper participation in camp activities
- Interpret and enforce the rules and policies of the camp.
- Assume responsibility for the health and welfare of campers entrusted to his/her charge
- Assist with the evaluation of the camp program.
- Work with and follow the direction of the Camp Director, Assistant Director, and FONZ Staff
- At least 18 years of age for counselor position.
- At least 21 years of age and clean driving record for senior counselor position.
- HS Diploma and at least one year of college required.
- Experience working with children, preferably in a camp setting.
- Coursework/ experience in science, nature studies, or outdoor education.
- Current certification in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR. (Certification must be obtained by June 15, 2007).
- Current lifeguard certification is preferred.
- Good physical and mental health.
Term of Employment: June 29- August 11, 2007
Stipend: Competitive stipend includes housing and meals.
Location and Lodging: Counselors live at the Zooís Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia. (All time off must be approved by the Camp Director)
Application Deadline: March 30, 2007
E-mail Resume and Cover Letter to: Liz Awtrey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Send to
Friends of the National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Title: Natural Resource Specialist Hourly (6 positions, 1 field crew leader and 5 team members)
Agency: Virginia Tech-Conservation Management Institute
Location: Fort Knox, Kentucky
Job Description: Conduct flora data inventories consistent with the installation collection sampling protocols established by the RTLA Coordinator. Field Crew will input field plot data using the provided installation hardware and software. Provide data reports consistent with the installation RTLA collection methodology. Operate and maintain RTLA data collection equipment including transportation equipment to and from field collection sites. Use Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Receivers and other automated tools to collect data. Follow installation Range Regulations when performing duties in the training area. Operate communication equipment while performing duties within the installation training area.
Qualifications: Experience and/or education in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Science or related field. Experience navigating over rough terrain using topography maps, GPS and compass and must be willing to work in adverse weather and field conditions. Demonstrated expertise in performing basic vegetation sampling. Experience with Global Positioning Systems and ESRI based GIS software a plus. Ability to perform basic statistical analysis of field data and report findings of research through written and oral communication. Military background a plus.
Salary: $10.00 Ė $13.00/hour based upon training and experience
Last Date to apply: April 25, 2007
To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter with three references to:
E-mail: email@example.com (Preferred)
1900 Kraft Drive Suite 250 Moss Bldg.
Blacksburg, Va 24061
NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER, SOUTHBURY, CT
Audubon Center at Bent of the River, Carolyn Hughes, Acting Center Manager
Purpose of the position: Formulate and lead environmental education functions at the Audubon Center at the Bent of the River.
1. Develop and manage education programs consistent with the Centerís Education Program and Facilities Plan and Audubonís Conservation Goals;
2. Develop contacts with administrators for Region 15 and other school districts and schools, and work with curriculum directors and teachers to integrate the Bentís education programs with school curriculum standards, train teachers and arrange school visits; direct Summer Day Camps;
3. Supervise education staff and volunteers; hire and train new education specialists/naturalists, seasonal and temporary staff as needed; manage the recruitment and training of volunteer teacher/naturalists;
4. Manage the Centerís education program scheduling and staffing; assist with Center events, projects and campaigns as required;
5. Lead natural history walks and present workshops, classes and seminars on environmental topics; make presentations describing ecological processes, plant and animal species, geology, hydrology, chemistry, and other science topics to school groups, Audubon members, visiting organizations, volunteers, and the general public; appear before public meetings, and express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely
6. Oversee the publication of the Centerís quarterly newsletter and publications advertising the Centerís education programs; coordinate regular updates of the Centerís website;
7. Greet visitors and the general public; handle public inquiries about natural history subjects; coordinate citizen science and Audubon at Home projects;
8. Maintain close contact with other environmental organizations in the State, including the attendance at meetings, seminars, conferences, and field events;
9. Maintain and publish records on species sightings at the Bent of the River.
10. Perform administrative functions, as necessary;
11. Maintain an orderly, safe and clean work place and sanctuary;
Physical And Mental Requirements:
1. Make decisions requiring good judgment and complete knowledge of subject matter, including task sequencing, and administrative procedures.
2. Stay informed about current trends, techniques and developments relating to environmental education.
3. Make general decisions in the absence of specific directions.
4. Perform activities requiring sustained concentration.
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to produce and interpret visual sources of information, including PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, reports, procedural documentation, manuals and reference materials.
6. Use oral communication to perform work, including answer the phone, instruct any assigned staff and coordinate with other personnel.
7. Able to work irregular hours, including some evenings and weekends.
8. Be able to hike over rough terrain for several miles. Sit, stand, grasp, lift, carry, walk, climb, kneel, stand, push, pull for extended periods of time.
Measurement of Performance:
1. Establish and maintain effective communication with Center Manager and other NAS personnel.
2. Provide high-quality education experiences for Center visitors;
1. Meet public visitation and participation goals set by the Center Manager.
2. Meet all assigned deadlines.
3. Meet all administrative and reporting standards.
Report directly to Center Manager; required to keep the Center Manager informed of all aspects of the positionís responsibilities and duties. Coordinate the positionís activities and functions with other personnel, as required. Supervise education personnel, interns and volunteers. Maintain a friendly and productive working relationship with Audubon personnel, the general public, Audubon members, other conservation organizations, the media, elected officials, and government authorities.
Qualifications: (e.g., education, training, experience, licenses and skills)
A Bachelors, and preferably a Masters degree in environmental education, biology or a related field; at least three yearsí experience as an environmental educator or naturalist. Experience managing education programs preferred. Must possess a valid driverís license.
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