Position available: Environmental Specialist / Scientist
Starting date: June 2013
Qualifications: BS degree preferred
Familiar with Florida coastal ecosystems, boat operations and maintenance experience required, and the ability to work with student and adult volunteers to restore Tampa Bay.
Salary: Based upon experience. Health insurance and retirement savings programs available.
Marine Science position primarily responsible for supporting the development of the Community Oyster Restoration and Enhancement (CORE) Program, Great Bay Scallop Search, monofilament collection and recycling program and other restoration and educational programs of Tampa Bay Watch. Activities include:
· Site development, grant writing, permitting, community event coordination and monitoring of coastal oyster shell restoration projects in Tampa Bay.
· Coordination of the Great Bay Scallop Search community snorkeling event to monitor the health of scallop populations in Tampa Bay.
· Coordination of monofilament fishing line removal projects at area colonial bird islands, and the collection of waste fishing line from collection tubes at area fishing locations.
· Responsible for driving and operations of our USCG certified 32’ classroom catamaran for educational field trips and Carolina Skiff vessels for restoration activities.
· Support for Tampa Bay Watch restoration events and educational field trips as needed.
Position requires highly motivated, hardworking individual who can coordinate a diverse group of adults and kids to undertake restoration projects. Requires construction and maintenance activities at times in the great Florida outdoors.
Please visit our website to find out more about our program activities and to apply for the position at www.tampabaywatch.org.
Contact: Please no phone calls. Email resume and supporting materials to:
About Tampa Bay Watch, Inc.
Tampa Bay Watch is a non-profit environmental stewardship program devoted exclusively to the charitable and scientific purpose of restoring and protecting the marine and wetland environment of the Tampa Bay estuary. Our program utilizes trained professional staff to monitor and protect the bay, and to serve as a coordinating conduit for public restoration and protection activities. Tampa Bay Watch provides an avenue for community groups, civic organizations, high school students and other interested individuals to participate in monitoring and restoration activities, including: salt marsh plantings, shorebird nest site protection, storm drain marking programs, wildlife rescue team, and bay resource monitoring activities.