Job: Manatee GIS and Data Management Position at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

GIS job!

FW by Andy W


Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-02
Position Number: 77900909-51196773
Annual Salary Range: $16 per hour
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB008
Closing Date: 6/17/2014

Job Description:

This is a technical position that supports Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) scientists in managing tabular and spatial (GIS) data for research on the Florida manatee and its habitat. Specific manatee research conducted at FWRI includes population monitoring, carcass recovery and necropsy, telemetry, mark-recapture, and habitat characterization. The incumbent will interact and problem-solve with researchers and field station staff on various projects. The main responsibilities for this position are entering and verifying tabular and spatial data; assisting with the creation, maintenance, quality assurance and quality control of multiple databases; developing cartographic products and tabular data summaries for use in publications, reports, presentations and field research and for management purposes; assisting with metadata documentation and data archive; and locating, retrieving and compiling biological and environmental data. The person in this position will communicate technical information to coworkers, while maintaining a professional working environment that promotes teamwork within working units and with the Marine Mammal Program at FWRI. The person will occasionally participate in public outreach efforts and may have the opportunity to take part in a limited amount of field work, depending on interests, skills and program needs.

Required Education:

A Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the life or physical sciences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of GIS, relational databases and data management principles.
  • Knowledge of wildlife ecology, biology, or natural systems.
  • Skilled at using a personal computer, preferably including experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and ArcGIS 9.x or 10.x.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Qualified applicants will need to be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and adept at problem-solving and time management to succeed in this position.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Experience:

Applicants having experience with SQL Server, Microsoft Lightswitch, Model Builder, Python and/or R may be given preference.

Application Requirements:

Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Application Form electronically in People First, by midnight on the closing date listed. Go to: (enter 77900909 in the keyword search field). Additionally, applicants are required to complete the additional application questions and are encouraged to attach a cover letter, resume and three references with their People First application by the closing date. Further supporting documentation may be submitted in People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida application form.

If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287. If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110. Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.

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 employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan – mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation – mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements)
  • Deferred Compensation – voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – voluntary

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.

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.

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database that confirms the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


Last Call: USGIF Scholarship Program Applications

Hi All – check out this great scholarship opportunity for students with GIS interests. It’s for undergraduates or graduates. They are extending the deadline through next week due to the small number of applications they have received so far.

From: Keith Masback []
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:52 AM
To: Darryl Murdock
Subject: Fwd: Last Call: USGIF Scholarship Program Applications


We plan to award over $100,000 in scholarships this year – to bring us over $1M over time. We’ve had an oddly low number of applications. With four children in college myself, I am acutely aware that there has been no sudden price drop in the cost of a college education, so the drop off in applications is strange to me.

While I am eager for you all to share suggestions on how we can better publicize next year’s scholarship opportunity, please share this broadly soonest so we can generate some additional interest for this year’s cycle. We will continue to accept applications through next week.

We will not award scholarships to those not deserving – and it seems to me that it would be a shame to keep the money in the bank versus awarding it to students.

Best Regards,

Keith J. Masback



Mobile: 703.969.3871

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Date: April 21, 2016 at 09:20:47 EDT
To: <keith.masback>
Subject: Last Call: USGIF Scholarship Program Applications

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Applications for the 2016 USGIF Scholarship Program, including the inaugural Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications, are due tomorrow, April 22.
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USGIF has awarded $891,000 in scholarships since the program began.

New in 2016: The $10,000 Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications will be awarded to one student.

Application Deadline Tomorrow, April 22



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Paid internship —Chesapeake Conservation Corps Position

OSER OPPORTUNITY: April 15 Deadline!

One Year Chesapeake Conservation Corps Position

OSER aims to host another Chesapeake Conservation Corps

(CCC) Volunteer for the 2016-2017 service year. The CCC, a program of the

Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT), is open to people aged 18-25, looking to gain career skills and experience in the fields of environmental restoration, energy conservation, agriculture, and forestry. The CCC is a competitive opportunity for both Volunteer Applicants and Host Organizations that are selected and matched by CBT. CCC volunteers receive an annual stipend of $16,000. The one-year paid internship starts August 23, 2016.

The purpose of the Corps is (1) to enable stipend volunteers to work with host organizations and communities throughout Maryland to implement on-the-ground restoration and energy conservation projects, and (2) to provide leadership and training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental and conservation careers. Corps volunteers work full-time on projects in areas such as environmental restoration, energy conservation, agriculture, and forestry. The CCC program helps promote and sustain preservation efforts of the Bay and its surrounding environment and provides young adults with opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.

If successfully matched, OSER’s Corps Volunteer will be involved in

  • Developing a large scale tree planting and easement acquisition program to protect private acres,
  • Reducing trash going into waterways and facilitating community cleanups, and
  • Creating engaging communications about watershed and water quality programs.

Learn more at the CBT’s CCC webpage where you can download an application. Applications are due April 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. Candidates interested in OSER’s CCC position may contact Shannon Moore, 301.600.1413.

Recycling Intern

Interested in sustainability? Looking for a paid summer position on campus?

Consider applying for the position of Recycling Intern at Gettysburg College!

Direct questions and applications to:

Ruth Miller

Administrative Assistant, Facilities Services


The deadline is April 15th, 2016

From: Ruth Miller
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 7:55 AM
To: Rutherford Platt; Randall Wilson
Subject: Recycling Intern

Hi there,

I’m hoping you can give us some help.

Facilities is looking to hire a recycling intern this summer.

Would you mind putting the word out.

Thank you.


GIS Teaching assistantship (supports MS in Geospatial Technologies)

Of possible interest to graduating seniors who would like to study GIS at the graduate level:

The Urban Studies Program at The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a GIS teaching assistantship to support a MS in Geospatial Technologies student during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Compensation includes monthly stipend and tuition support for three quarters of teaching. The TA will be expected to co-teach one section of Maps and GIS (our Introductory GIS course) during the Autumn quarter and to teach one section of the same course during each of the Winter and Spring quarters. The TA will not be responsible for curricular development as we have an established syllabus and set of lab assignments that are used in all of our introductory GIS courses.

This course is offered in the evening hours and does not conflict with graduate courses in the MS in Geospatial Technologies Program. Please be aware, however, that you will be either attending class or teaching three evenings per week while in residence as a graduate student at UW Tacoma.

To apply please contact:

Matthew Kelley, PhD
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Urban Studies and Geographic Information Systems
University of Washington Tacoma