Marine Endangered Species/Bird Monitoring ObserverPosition Number:
Various, East Coast & Gulf of Mexico USA
Varies Based On Project, Assignments Typically 2-4 Weeks
Based on Experience & Project
Allison Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org
BS Marine Biology or related field, or equivalent experience
REMSA's MESO Division always accepts resumes from qualified candidates and interviews on a rolling basis to fill our MESO positions. Our primary goal is to facilitate marine related activity while supporting national, state and local conservation efforts. REMSA Inc. has been in business since 1986, our Marine Endangered Species Observer Program (MESO) was established in 1999 as a service to dredge companies to provide government approved observers in support of hopper dredge and other offshore operations. Observers are independent contractors that are skilled at monitoring sea turtles, marine mammals, sturgeon and birds. JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Marine Endangered Species Observers Observers will conduct marine endangered species observations aboard dredges in various waterways along the east coast and Gulf of Mexico in the U.S. Observers work in 12-hour shifts and are responsible for maintaining a bridge watch while reporting any interaction with endangered species to the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Marine Fisheries Service. Previous approval by the National Marine Fisheries Service as an observer is a plus. Knowledge of marine mammal and/or sea turtle identification is required. Job specific training will be provided for endangered species observers. Bird Monitoring Observers Need extensive avian experience identifying bird species, nesting behaviors, eggs and nests and habitat requirements. Candidates meeting avian and marine animal qualifications are a plus and will be able to work multiple jobs. APPLICATIONS Make sure to include a date (month/year format) as a header on your resume. Please send electronic resume and cover letter detailing sea turtle experience and hands-on marine biological sampling to: Allison Griffin email@example.com
REQUIREMENTS US Citizenship is required ***CANDIDATES WHO ARE ALREADY APPROVED BY National Marine Fisheries Service ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY*** B.S. in Marine Biology or related field (one year of specialized experience, performed at an acceptable level, may substitute for educational experience); Extensive hands-on experience with sea turtles; Data collecting and recording biological sampling and protected marine species identification; Physically capable of lifting objects weighing 50lbs, climbing in an out of tight spaces and up and down ladders aboard ships; Able to work on ships at sea for approximately 3-4 weeks at a time; Be adapted for a life at sea (not susceptible to motion sickness, be able to live in confined work spaces, be able to tolerate stress and physically able to move around ships); The ability to work closely with others and the requirement to be physically fit cannot be overemphasized. The close quarters and rigors of shipboard life can be taxing to some and dangerous to others; Able to work independently while following technical instructions; Able to get along well with diverse individuals; Maintain objectivity.
This is a position as an independent contractor. Salary varies with project location and scope.
Candiates do not need to reside in the local area, but must be flexible and able to travel to assignments. The ability to travel with short notice is also desirable. Please direct all resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your contact information, educational history and professional history along with any applicable specialized skills. If you have a specific geographic preference, please note that information as well. REMSA Inc. Supports a Drug Free Work Place EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability