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OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC - 77907006
Date: Jun 13, 2017
Location: EASTPOINT, FL, US, 32328
Requisition No: 12728
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC - 77907006
Position Number: 77907006
Salary: $13 - $15 per hour
Posting Closing Date:
OPEN COMPETITIVE ANNOUNCEMENT
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Section: Marine Fisheries Research
Subsection: Marine Fisheries Biology- Molluscan Fisheries
This is an OPS position that does not provide moving expenses.
WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer.
WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
Job Description and Duties:
This is a full time OPS position with the Molluscan fisheries research group at the FWC facility in Eastpoint, Florida. This position will primarily assist with oyster monitoring research in Apalachicola Bay. Duties include, but are not limited to:
This position will involve prolonged, intensive field work in adverse and physically challenging conditions during all months of the year, including overtime and multi-day field efforts. Many work days will reach or exceed 12 hours in duration. Laboratory work will often be repetitive and tedious. Because sampling will occur year-round, this position will require effective use of time to balance field work with laboratory and office duties as they pertain to research goals, including close communication with the supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences, proof of open water scuba certification from a nationally accredited organization, and a valid driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience with marine benthic invertebrates and current AAUS scientific diving certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
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