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To help celebrate #NationalAgWeek, we are sharing some of the materials Florida Sea Grant and UF IFAS Solutions have created over the years to foster sustainable aquaculture in Florida. Did you know that oyster and clam aquaculture can help improve water quality? Want to learn about creating an aquaponic system? How about setting up a sponge garden? Take a look at the Florida Sea Grant aquaculture page here: https://buff.ly/3akZLIX
Or check out our Florida #Aquatalk Facebook Live Q&A Series on YouTube:
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Happy Wednesday!

Time for our Weekly Job Round-Up!

This week, we've found 12 Job opportunities available for you!

Jobs:

1. Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has an outstanding opportunity for a Fisheries Specialist to develop and coordinate strategies that advance the safety, economic success and environmental sustainability of Washington’s fisheries and seafood sectors.

Responsibilities:
• Conduct community-based needs assessments to determine priority challenges to environmental and economic sustainability faced by fishers and the seafood industry, and apply the information to develop WSG objectives and strategies that meet those challenges.
• Develop, lead and collaborate with partners on outreach and technical assistance programs to address priority challenges and achieve WSG objectives.
• Build and maintain collaborative relationships with fishers and seafood-related businesses; tribal, federal and state fisheries management agencies; and commercial associations and NGOs engaged in relevant issues.
• Contribute novel ideas and content information for outreach materials that convey important facts about fisheries and seafood to consumers and key intermediary audiences.
• Develop and lead workshops, trainings, focus groups and public meetings that advance WSG’s objectives.
• Serve on in-state and regional advisory bodies in capacities that support WSG’s mission and goals.
• Participate as a team member in WSG interdisciplinary projects that address coastal community needs related to fisheries and seafood.
• Conduct program evaluations and use the information to improve future program strategies and activities.

Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree or equivalent experience, with a focus in one or more of these areas: fisheries sciences, fishing practices, fisheries management and policy, seafood handling and safety, or seafood economics and marketing.
• A minimum of two years of professional (post degree) work experience that demonstrates both the ability to produce research, education or outreach results that are directly applicable to fisheries or the seafood industry and the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders in fisheries and seafood business sectors.

Additional information can be found here: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=178156&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1


2. Audubon Florida is seeking a Coastal Biologist who will be responsible for assisting the Sanctuary Manager with management of colonial wading bird colonies along the central Gulf Coast of Florida, interacting with the boating and recreating public to prevent disturbance to nesting birds, monitoring breakwater construction progress, organizing annual monofilament cleanups, and with data collection, management, and analysis.

Responsibilities:
• Post sanctuary signs around bird island nesting sites and maintain said posting
• Conduct surveys of nesting and migratory birds and habitat condition in the region
• Patrol and surveillance of nesting islands for evidence of disturbance or predation
• Data entry, data management and data analysis as directed by supervisor
• Protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: training and managing Audubon Colony Watch volunteers, educating the boating public about the nesting species, and encouraging compliance with posted areas and Critical Wildlife Area boundaries
• Assist with or manage restoration projects on the coastal sanctuary islands including non-native vegetation removal, native plantings, and monitoring engineering design and construction phases of erosion control projects
• Manage or assist with cleanups of the rookery islands to remove discarded fishing gear and other entangling debris
• Interact with boaters to avoid trespass on or closely approaching nesting islands and posted Critical Wildlife Area boundaries
• Remove predators from nesting islands
• Apply for and manage grant funding opportunities and other fund-raising activities
• Monitor nesting birds, conduct or assist with counts of nesting pelicans, cormorants, herons, egrets, spoonbills, storks, oystercatchers, terns and other species, estimate breeding productivity of species in colonies where possible
• Monitor colonies for signs of disturbance or predation, manage predation or report to FWC
• Engage the boating public about the need for bird protection and conservation and trespass restrictions inside Critical Wildlife Areas;
Interact and educate others in a professional manner, and appropriately intervene in the event of an active disturbance event
• Operate and occasionally perform or secure maintenance on vehicles, boats, trailers, and field equipment
• Participate in or manage, additional activities with Audubon's partners, including shoreline cleanups, habitat enhancement projects, and oyster restoration projects
• Enter survey data and band resights into the Florida Shorebird Database or Access database, manage and analyze data as directed by supervisor
• Contribute survey and management summaries required for grant report submissions
• Prepare grant proposals as directed by supervisor
• Contribute photographs and short stories about birds for use on the Audubon website and in social media
• Give talks or presentations about Sanctuary activities to interested groups
• Train and manage volunteer participation through Project Colony Watch and other activities
• Participate in and assist with organizing fund-raising activities and events
• Work with the public, agency staff, and others to improve conservation of birds, other wildlife, and habitats.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science with a background in wildlife biology, avian ecology or natural resources management required; M.S. with thesis research in wildlife biology, avian ecology or natural resources management strongly preferred
• 3 years of demonstrated experience and expertise in shorebird, seabird, and wading bird identification and research or professional experience in performing waterbird surveys required
• Excellent work ethic, a team-focused attitude, and the ability to work well independently in the field and with others, including staff and volunteers is required
• 1 year of professional experience with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers in a conservation program is required
• Valid driver’s license required; experience trailering and operating small boats and trailers strongly preferred
• Ability to perform routine maintenance on mechanical equipment such as trucks and boats highly desirable
• Comfort with public speaking about wildlife ecology topics and the importance of protecting bird colonies is strongly preferred
• Must be able to work weekends and holidays as directed by supervisor
• Must be physically able to lift and carry 30 lbs for transport via boat and navigate muddy mangrove island conditions with the load
• Walk up to 4 miles carrying spotting scope and day pack in Florida summer field conditions
• Proficiency in use of social media and MS Office applications is required;
• Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.

Additional information can be found here: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/4383/coastal-biologist/job


3. Mote Marine Laboratory is seeking to hire a Librarian Archivist.

Responsibilities:
Manage Mote library and archives in print, digital, and on-line form.
Develop, grow, and oversee Mote archival databases.
Assist researchers, staff and students and deliver efficient and effective library and archival services.
Develop, grow, and implement, in consultation with Mote managers, strategic planning for print and digital libraries.
Oversee interns and volunteers to accomplish library mission.
Regular assessment of, and planning for, research collections to ensure highest standards of preservation and risk management best practices.
Work in collaboration with Mote Education staff to design and implement a variety of programs, including a teacher resource center at the new Science Education Aquarium.
Maintain strict confidentiality and security.
Represent Mote externally at conferences or partner functions as needed.
Pursue professional development opportunities.
Organizing, filing, scanning, and archiving.
Meet weekly with and assist the Associate Vice President of Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy Programs with special projects.
• Offer trainings on archiving best practices and effectively using library resources.
• Drive a Mote vehicle (must maintain a Florida Driver’s License).

Qualifications:

• American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree is required.
• 5+ years’ related experience is required.
• Academy of Certified Archivists certification is preferred.
• Knowledge of library, archival, scientific, and government database resources.
• Professionalism, good written and verbal communication, and team-minded.
• Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
• Creative problem solving skills.
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
• Work independently on assigned responsibilities.assigned responsibilities.

Additional information can be found here: https://www.aza.org/Jobs/?job=20149

4.
Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle.

Responsibilities:
• Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting;
• Monitoring nest sites weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation;
• Monitoring nonbreeding Piping, Snowy, and Wilson’s plovers, and Red Knots, and other focal species;
• Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded bird resightings as directed; and
• Protecting sites from disturbance through predation management and game camera monitoring in cooperation with site managers and partner agencies, educating beachgoers about coastal bird species while encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in biology, wildlife ecology or related field required; Master's degree substitutes for one year professional experience.
• 3 years/seasons demonstrated expertise in bird identification and performing demographic bird surveys using rigorous protocols is required. At least two years of experience in shorebird or seabird identification and rigorous surveys is required.
• Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining motorboats with trailer launch in challenging nearshore marine conditions or equivalent experience in freshwater environments is a plus.
• Kayak paddling experience in nearshore marine or open-water conditions is required.
• Demonstrated success with accurate recording of field-collected data and data entry using MS Excel, MS Access, or online web portal data entry is required.
• Superior communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and with multiple stakeholder groups.
• Excellent judgment, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills, one who possesses a high degree of integrity in all deliverables.
• Demonstrated experience working with external partners and volunteers, as well as operating and maintaining equipment including boats, ATV/UTVs, trucks and/or trailers.
• Must be able to lift up to 35lbs, and be able to walk up to 5 miles on beach carrying spotting scope, binoculars, and daypack.
• Demonstrated experience with performing field work in challenging coastal conditions year-round.
• Ability to think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Familiarity with coastal conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a plus.

Additional information can be found here: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/4398/carabelle-shorebird-biologist/job


5. Zoo Miami is seeking a Zoo Keeper to with the Florida: Mission Everglades Team.

Responsibilities:
• Provides overall care and maintenance of assigned work areas ensuring animal health and safety, staff safety and public safety through established standard operating procedures for animal care and exhibition as set forth by AZA, USDA and Zoo Miami.
• Observes animals, inspects exhibit and off exhibit enclosures; prepares daily zoo keeper reports, and notes on any changes in behavior, diet, sickness, reproductive status, body condition.
• Feeds animals in accordance with nutritional and behavioral requirements as specified by curatorial staff; administers medications; participates in capturing, crating and transporting animals; participates in approved scientific research and educational projects.
• Conducts animal behavior training and operant conditioning of outreach animals; attends training classes as required by the Enrichment and Training Coordinator.
• Cleans, disinfects and maintains animal exhibits, enclosures, food and water dishes, pools and other areas.
• Performs routine maintenance and upkeep of assigned work areas ensuring that all fence lines are free of weeds and service areas are mowed.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma or GED. Three years of experience in animal husbandry at a zoological park are required.
• Must possess a Driver license.
• Must be able to work days, nights, holidays, and weekends on a varied work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in zoology or a related field and two (2) years of experience with Florida native species in an accredited facility is highly preferred.
• Proficiency in operant conditioning in a progressively managed facility including: knowledge of blood draws, footwork, and implementation of complex behavior-based enrichment.

Additional information can be found here: https://www.aza.org/Jobs/?job=20141


6. Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle.

Responsibilities:
• Posting symbolic fencing as required or immediately when new nest sites are located;
• Monitored weekly, at a minimum, for nesting progress, predation, and disturbance according to the terms of Audubon’s contractual requirements.
• Survey assigned sites weekly, at minimum, to collect avian demographic data and enter data into the Florida Shorebird
• Database or other database as required.
• Plan and conduct community outreach efforts such as public presentations, tabling events, and beach walks while educating and engaging the public about Florida’s focal shore/seabird species.
• Actively participate in regional working groups and partner workshops including delivering periodic technical presentations.
• Assist with other shorebird conservation and survey efforts and other duties as assigned.
• Decision-making with regard to the need for disturbance minimization through predation management, data collection using game cameras or other technology, alteration of posted nest-site boundaries, removal of posting materials and field equipment in advance of severe storm warnings, management and reporting on bird mortalities, and implementation of disturbance minimization at nesting sites or migratory bird congregation sites.
• Review and conduct appropriate analysis of georeferenced data in Google Earth or ArcGIS Online software to provide quality control prior to submittal.
• Contributing to technical report writing as needed and submitting content for program-related publications in a variety of media.
• Overseeing the maintenance needs of assigned program vehicles, trailers, boats and ATV/UTVs.
• Mentoring and managing volunteers in monitoring, surveying and stewardship activities.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in biology, wildlife ecology or related field required; Master's degree substitutes for one-year professional experience.
• Minimum of 3 years/seasons demonstrated expertise in bird identification and performing demographic bird surveys using rigorous protocols is required. At least two years of experience in shorebird or seabird identification and rigorous surveys is required.
• Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining motorboats with trailer launch in challenging nearshore marine conditions or equivalent experience in freshwater environments is required.
• Kayak paddling experience in nearshore marine or open-water conditions is a plus.
• Demonstrated success with accurate recording of field-collected data and data entry using MS Excel, MS Access, or online web portal data entry is required.
• Superior communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and with multiple stakeholder groups.
• Excellent judgment, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills, one who possesses a high degree of integrity in all deliverables.
• Demonstrated experience working with external partners and volunteers, as well as operating and maintaining equipment including boats, ATV/UTVs, trucks and trailers.
• Must be able to lift up to 35lbs, and be able to walk up to 5 miles on beach carrying spotting scope, binoculars, and daypack.
• Demonstrated experience with performing fieldwork in challenging coastal conditions year-round.
• Ability to think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Familiarity with coastal conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a plus.
• Experience with setting up and operating cameras including mobile (GoPro type), game cameras and remote detection technologies preferred.
• Familiarity with Florida coastal bird management and coastal conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a plus.
Must be able to work long days, weekends, and holidays as needed, in Florida summer field conditions.
• A genuine passion for conservation and for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.

Additional information can be found here: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/4302/apalachicola-shorebird-biologist/job


7. FAU Center for Environmental Studies is seeking to hire a Water Quality Field Tech.

The position’s responsibilities include:

• Collect manual and electronic surface water quality and/or ecological and biological samples;
• Operate, clean, calibrate and maintain monitoring equipment, including multi-parameter water quality sondes, and automatic water samplers;
• Prepare samples for laboratory analysis, including, but not limited to surface water samples and fish tissue for ultra-trace mercury analysis;
• Collect soil/sediment samples using PONAR dredges, corers, and other devices; and
• Clean and maintain sampling platforms.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and have strong oral and written communication skills, proven organizational, time, and self-management skills.
• A general understanding of water chemistry is required.
Field experience related to field sampling techniques for surface water is preferred.
• The field tech must be able to lift 40 lbs., work in remote, hot, humid, and wet conditions in habitats occupied by alligators, snakes, and stinging/biting insects.
• Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Science or related field, or enrolled at an accredited college or university with a major in Science, or related field, and a 2.5 minimum college grade-point average is required.
• Experience working with field and water quality equipment is preferred.

Additional information can be found here: https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/water-quality-field-technician-southern-florida/

8. The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL is undergoing a restructuring and searching for a new Director who will be responsible for leadership, strategic planning and operation of the overall scientific program, projects, initiatives, outreach, education, and fund raising related to the mission of FIO.

The Director is expected to maintain existing affiliations and form new relationships with government, academic, and private entities focused on coastal and oceanographic issues in Florida and other regions.
The Director will supervise the Marine Superintendent who manages research vessel operations.
The FIO Director also supervises the director of the Florida Keys Marine Lab.
We expect the FIO Director to have an academic background in marine or coastal science with a proven track record of administrative and leadership experience, funded research programs, and fund raising experience.

Qualifications and additional information can be found here: https://sevenseasmedia.org/job/director-10/

9. MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife is seeking to hire a Biological Scientist III who will work within the Imperiled Species Management Section and assists with developing conservation measures to reduce potential adverse impacts to species and their habitat under the responsibility of the Section, with a focus on Florida manatee and marine turtle conservation.

Responsibilities:
• Drafting biological opinions for regulatory and planning authorizations such as Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP), Coastal Construction Control Line permits (CCCL), Sovereign Submerged Lands Leases (SSL), Joint Coastal Permits (JCP) and State Clearinghouse items under Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP);
• Implement county manatee protection plans;
• Review and comment on coastal lighting plans and wildlife appropriate lighting fixtures
• Provide technical assistance to other sections within the agency, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Port Authorities, and county/city governments;
• Work with local, state and federal agencies and stakeholder groups to conserve, enhance, and protect manatee and marine turtle habitat.
• Initiate, manage or attend meetings, workshops, and create presentations;
• Act as agency expert witness in administrative hearings;
• Perform other duties as required, including but not limited to: assisting with information and outreach projects and assistance with other field activities as directed.

Qualifications:
• A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of the biological, physical or natural sciences and 1 year of experience

Additional information can be found here: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-F-&-W-BIOLOGICAL-SCIENTIST-III-77070321-FL-32399/641169900/

10. MyFWC is seeking to hire a Biological Scientist I

Responsibilities:
• Conduct all aspects of the Fisheries-Independent Monitoring (FIM) program with emphasis on directing and executing statistically valid research experiments and surveys in marine waters to evaluate relative stock abundance and condition of fish populations.
• Coordinate and conduct fisheries-independent sampling efforts following strict protocol; entering, proofing, and correcting associated data; maintaining and repairing needed field equipment.
• Complete fish and invertebrate identifications following strict QA/QC protocols using a microscope and/or video cameras.
• Run side scan sonar equipment to characterize bottom habitat composition and complexity, including high relief, natural hard bottom and artificial reefs.
• Process and manage collected data following defined procedures.
• Perform routine summaries of data generated from above studies and assist in preparing technical and scientific reports, oral presentations, and/or manuscripts based on fisheries independent monitoring results/analysis.
Perform and participate in public outreach efforts, as appropriate.
• Perform other related work as required.
• This position requires extensive offshore field work with numerous days at sea every month and the ability to move heavy and cumbersome gear around the decks of 36-100 foot offshore research vessels.

Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences.
• A valid driver’s license
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Additional information can be found here: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/SAINT-PETERSBURG-OPS-Biological-Scientist-I-FWC-77907418-FL-33701/641272200/

11. MyFWC is seeking hire a Biological Scientist II who will be part of a field crew that samples water bodies statewide using a variety of fish and habitat sampling gears as required by Florida’s Freshwater Fisheries Long-Term Monitoring Program.

Responsibilities:
• Sample fish using various gear types (electrofishing, mini-fyke nets, trawls, push-trawls)
• Record water quality and habitat characteristics at sample sites
• Vegetation and bottom structure mapping using boat-mounted sonar devices
• Field identification of freshwater fish and aquatic plants
• Maintain all project equipment and usage logs including field sampling gear, vehicles and boats
• Data entry, analysis, and report writing
• Laboratory otolith work for age and growth studies of sportfish
• Participate in professional meetings and public outreach events as directed

Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and one year of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or a msaster's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences.
• Maintain valid driver license.

Additional information can be found here: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/EUSTIS-OPS-F&W-Biological-Scientist-II-77907154-FL-32726/641563700/

12. MyFWC is seeking to hire a Biological Scientist IV

Responsibilities:
• Developing and implementing new and innovative outreach programs, initiatives and educational materials to engage the public in invasive species control and management;
• Implementing annual Python Challenge outreach events;
• Preparing and updating outreach materials while maintaining an inventory of all materials;
• Engaging with staff, partner agencies, CISMAs and other stakeholders on nonnative fish and wildlife control and management issues in south Florida;
• Staffing educational booths and presentations at events, festivals, and other appropriate venues and tracking staff and public attendance at these events;
• Maintaining and updating the FWC’s nonnative fish and wildlife website;
• Serving on committees and teams as appropriate and attend meetings, workshops, and conferences;
• Purchasing educational materials when necessary, including printing, and maintaining inventory of these items;
• Handling “Ask FWC”, tracker requests and other correspondence from the public as well as social (and other) media inquiries;
• Supervising the OPS Biological Scientist III that oversees the Exotic Pet Amnesty Program;
• Responding to other wildlife conflict issues as needed.

Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological sciences and three years of professional biological experience; or
• A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological sciences and two years of professional experience.
• A valid Florida driver’s license required.

In addition to submitting a completed state application via People First, applicants are required to submit a current resume and cover letter highlighting their qualifications and expressing their interest in the position.

Additional information can be found here: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/DAVIE-OPS-F-&-W-BS-IV-77902434-FL-32564/642091900/
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Sea Grant programs have great coastal education materials, perfect for at-home learning. Check out this list that the National Sea Grant Program has compiled.