Agency Name: FWC - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Anticipated Vacancy: OPS (No benefits)
Full-Time, Grant funded, Time limited (7/1/10 -6/30/13)
Broadband/Class Level: Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist IV
Closing Date: 06/18/2010
Location: Tallahassee, FL County: Leon County
Biweekly Salary: $1858.75
Announcement Type: Open
The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking to hire an OPS Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist IV to work in our Tallahassee, FL office of the Center for Spatial Analysis. The candidate will be a part of a team using a variety of remotely-sensed, photo-interpreted and ground-mapped data to create a new statewide land cover map and will be responsible for various aspects of data preparation, production, and validation.
Under the supervision of the project principal investigator, the successful candidate will primarily use image processing software to classify medium resolution satellite imagery according to an established land cover classification schema. Classified data will be coalesced to a statewide dataset widely-used to assist in conservation planning and management in Florida. Further duties may include visits to remote sites for model validation and require over night travel, although the vast majority of the work is computer based in an office environment.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate science-based discipline and two years of remote-sensing experience is required; graduate level education preferred. At minimum, an intermediate level of understanding of remote sensing and land cover classification techniques, geographic information systems principles and practices and experience using ERDAS Imagine and ArcGIS is required. Knowledge of Florida's natural plant communities or experience identifying land cover types using digital imagery is highly desired.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES
Experience using, displaying, manipulating and analyzing satellite imagery; SPOT imagery, in particular is helpful
Experience using supervised and unsupervised multispectral classification of remotely-sensed data
Experience interpreting high-resolution Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles
Knowledge of the natural plant communities and land cover/land use types in Florida
Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques used in land cover classification, biological research, analysis or testing
Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data
Ability to work well both independently and within a team structured environment and work efficiently to meet operational deadlines
Maintain a valid Florida driver's license
State of Florida Application required. Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and any additional supporting materials you deem appropriate to: Gary Mohr, Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2574 Seagate Dr, Ste. 250, Tallahassee, FL, 32301-5016. Email: gary DOT mohr AT myfwc.com, fax: 850-410-5269.
State of Florida Applications can be found on: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm
AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER
Certifications: Drivers License, Florida
Job Type: OPS, Time limited, Full Time
Region/County: Leon County
Years of Experience: 2-3 years
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