POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Bear Data Specialist, Florida, USA
Requisition No: 40276
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: OPS- F & W Bio Sci II – 77905016
Position Number: 77905016
Salary: $15.00 an hour
Posting Closing Date: 08/26/2018
Position number: 77905016
Address: 1320 Executive Center Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Supervisor: Sarah Barrett
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.
Description of duties:
The Bear Data Specialist position is categorized as Other Personnel Services (OPS) and is office based. The incumbent will assist Bear Management Program Staff with: Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of bear data, both in hard copy and digital formats and train others on the process; data analysis, including creating charts and maps for internal and external sources; program budget monitoring and reconciliation; vehicle log reconciliation; electronic, verbal, and written communications with internal and external sources concerning various bear related topics; statewide property management; public outreach within a two hour radius of Tallahassee; reviewing, preparing, and tracking correspondence assignments; working independently on special projects and/or assisting in directing and completing special projects or other activities as needed by the supervisor; and performing other work as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include:
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel
- Proficient in the English language
- Ability to use personal computers using Windows OS
- Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
- Ability to actively listen
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
- Ability to process information logically
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work on a single task for extended periods of time
- Possess a high level of attention to detail, a sense of urgency, and proactiveness
- Ability to multi-task effectively by planning and prioritizing work assignments
- Ability to deal and communicate effectively with stakeholders/constituents
- Maintain a high level of accuracy while balancing changes in workload
- Familiarity with Salesforce preferred
- Familiarity with ArcGIS preferred
This OPS position is eligible for health insurance benefits under the Affordable Care Act and Florida deferred compensation plans. This position is not eligible for paid leave (annual, sick, or holiday).
Broadband code: 19-1023-02
Class code: 5028
Title: Bear Data Specialist
Working hours: 40 hours/week, between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Hourly Wage: $15.00 per hour
List of any subordinates supervised: None
Residency requirement: None
Level of Education: Bachelor’s degree in a life or physical science
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.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Bear and Vet Team Director, CHINA
Animals Asia is seeking a Bear & Vet Team Director for our China Bear Rescue Centre (CBRC), in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The successful applicant will oversee and manage the bear and veterinary team of over 70 staff members who care for some 200 Asiatic Black Bears rescued from the bear bile industry and resident at CBRC and a former farm in Guangxi Province. The Bear & Vet Team Director role is a dynamic position requiring a unique set of skills, hard work, patience and flexibility.
The Bear & Vet Team Director works closely with the Bear Management Team and Veterinary Team to ensure an integrated approach to the care or the bears. He/She works closely with the Bear Management Team to oversee management plans for the bears, training programmes and ensure protocols and procedures are functional and strictly adhered to.
The Bear & Vet Team Director oversees the nutritional care of the bears with input from the bear managers and veterinary surgeons. He/She coordinates bear and vet team staff and equipment for all bear rescues in conjunction with the Project Director and CEO.
The Bear & Vet Team Director oversees the human resources for the bear team, working closely with the Bear Team Supervisors. The Senior Veterinary Surgeon and the Bear Managers report directly to the Bear & Vet Team Director.
He/She is ultimately responsible for the department budgeting, liaising with fundraising/PR teams both in China and internationally, and the organization’s Finance Director. The Bear &Vet Team Director works closely with the Projects Department regarding all construction in the sanctuary. He/She is also required to work in conjunction with the sanctuary’s General Manager ensure the smooth running of CBRC.
The Bear & Vet Team Director is a key member of the China Bear Strategy programme meeting regularly and providing input to this process.
The Bear & Vet Team Director reports to the CEO.
Please contact email@example.com for further details and a full job description.
- A degree in zoology, biology, conservation, animal behaviour or related field
- At least 5 years work experience in a zoo, rescue centre, rehab centre or similar working environment
- Experience in a senior management position
- Strong people management skills to motivate, build capacity and inspire staff
- Experience in preparing and overseeing budgets
- Ability to appreciate bigger picture view of the organisation
- Cultural sensitivity and history of working overseas – Asia desirable, China – preferable.
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff
- A background in charitable work is beneficial
- Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years
Appointment is paid, full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.
The following items are included in your full-time contract
Basic on-site accommodation
Emergency medical insurance
How to apply
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.
Closing date: Open application at the discretion of Animals Asia Foundation.