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Research Technician, Hydrology   

JOB TITLE:

Research Technician, Hydrology

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Tavernier Florida United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Overview:

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow.
We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.
5 million active supporters.


North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds and our planet are in crisis.
Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.
We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging.
The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways.
By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary:
The Research Technician, Hydrology will be responsible for assisting the Senior Biologist and State Director of Research in field and office activities associated with the current projects being carried out at the Everglades Science Center (ESC).
This is a full-time, 40 hours a week, position which primarily focuses on maintaining and monitoring of hydrological equipment to be used to collect vital data in the mangrove zone of Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The Research Technician, Hydrology will be responsible for training other staff members, downloading and checking hydrological data twice a week, and maintaining 22 hydrological stations throughout the Everglades.
The Research Technician, Hydrology will lead hydrological purchases and work individually on repairs and working closely with the Senior Biologist as well as contacting other organizations to acquire new equipment, making sure all the Centers hydrological equipment is always functioning and the projects are growing.
The hydrological monitoring locations will be accessed using helicopters, powerboats, row boats, canoes and kayaks and on foot (wading), transporting expensive equipment through tricky environments.

The overall operation at ESC is accomplished through an integrated network of several data collection teams (hydrology, vegetation, prey fish and wading birds) with the Research Technician, Hydrology leading the hydrology project.
They will help with the collection of all data, including entering and maintaining biotic and abiotic data in a database.
They are required to have hydrologic training and will be responsible for collecting high quality physical data at each of the Centers monitoring stations.
They will be responsible for working closely with Everglades National Park, scheduling helicopter flights and act as point of contact for three of the Parks hydro stations which are maintained bimonthly.
Collecting hydrological data and maintaining all the hydro stations for the Center and the Park, the Research Technician, Hydrology will rely on a great deal of teamwork reliant on their ability to integrate other tasks by being flexible with their own time.

Compensation:
$21.
00 / hour
Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for maintenance of ESC hydrological monitoring stations and handheld hydrological monitoring devices.
  • Ensuring all hydrology data at the highest possible standard through maintaining a high quality on all the Centers measuring devices and should not allow for any missing hydrological data from any monitoring location for more than three weeks.
  • Develop best techniques and equipment needed to assess the efficacy of monitoring hydrological variables as a substitute for outdated equipment.
  • Catalog data in a database, to be statistically analyzed by the Centers Senior Biologist to ultimately be included in contract deliverables, reports, and scientific publications.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed records, logs, and summarized reports of all procedures and results including graphs, scientific calculations, and statistical analysis charting.
  • Keep the hydrology data and field notes of any repair and calibrations at the highest possible standard, always striving to not lose more than three weeks of hydrological data from any of the hydro stations.
  • Maintain and calibrate all of the Centers hand-held hydrological equipment and help out on other projects.
  • Scheduling boat and helicopter operations for hydrological repairs and maintenance work.
  • Provide the Senior Biologist raw hydrological data in a timely fashion such that weekly graphic reports can be disseminated to the entire team and other interested parties.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams (vegetation, prey fish and wading birds) of biologists and research associates to meet operational targets of the organization by developing and accessing Everglades restoration projects.
    Assist with other projects as directed.
  • Participate in group projects to protect and maintain the base facility and improve operations.
  • Responsible for the repair, maintenance and replacement of all field gear assigned to the Hydrology project, maintain all field and monitoring equipment, including, but not limited to, handheld hydrologic monitoring devices, dataloggers, and probes.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in biology or related field preferred.
    1-2 years experience working in marine, estuarine, or wetlands ecology environments; understanding and respect of the scientific method is paramount.
    An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Helicopter Crew Member Certificate (S-271) by the Office of Aviation Services U.
    S.
    Department of the Interior is required and it is mandatory that the Specialist continuously keeps all certificates up to date to be allowed to fly with the National Parks Service.
  • Computer experience and familiarity with spreadsheets, statistical analyses and database management programs are a plus.
  • Strong organization skills and flexibility in planning.
  • Excellent note taking skills.
  • SDI-12 coding and previous experience working with dataloggers is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills within and outside their own specific department.
    Ability to explain and clarify information regarding matters specific to their own area of work.
  • Excellent work ethic, a team-focused attitude, and the ability to work well autonomously in the field.
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours in the field in sub-tropical wetland environments, exposed to the harsh South Florida environment (sun, heat, biting insects, wading in water or mud with potentially dangerous wildlife) with or without accommodation.
  • Comfortable in small aircrafts, projects will involve travel in helicopters.
  • Ability to traverse/hike 3-8 miles a day through varying terrain, ability to climb small trees and balance on branches and roots with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to swim and lift 40+lbs with or without accommodation.
  • Valid Drivers License required.
  • Experience with small boats, and operating vehicles is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
Accessibility Statement:
The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.
If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.
org.
This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

21 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707129604-fe934a8e485cab8c62a149b4ea8c0cb6

LOCATION:

Florida United States

CITY:

Tavernier

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Overview:

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds and our planet are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary:
The Research Technician, Hydrology will be responsible for assisting the Senior Biologist and State Director of Research in field and office activities associated with the current projects being carried out at the Everglades Science Center (ESC). This is a full-time, 40 hours a week, position which primarily focuses on maintaining and monitoring of hydrological equipment to be used to collect vital data in the mangrove zone of Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The Research Technician, Hydrology will be responsible for training other staff members, downloading and checking hydrological data twice a week, and maintaining 22 hydrological stations throughout the Everglades. The Research Technician, Hydrology will lead hydrological purchases and work individually on repairs and working closely with the Senior Biologist as well as contacting other organizations to acquire new equipment, making sure all the Centers hydrological equipment is always functioning and the projects are growing. The hydrological monitoring locations will be accessed using helicopters, powerboats, row boats, canoes and kayaks and on foot (wading), transporting expensive equipment through tricky environments.

The overall operation at ESC is accomplished through an integrated network of several data collection teams (hydrology, vegetation, prey fish and wading birds) with the Research Technician, Hydrology leading the hydrology project. They will help with the collection of all data, including entering and maintaining biotic and abiotic data in a database. They are required to have hydrologic training and will be responsible for collecting high quality physical data at each of the Centers monitoring stations. They will be responsible for working closely with Everglades National Park, scheduling helicopter flights and act as point of contact for three of the Parks hydro stations which are maintained bimonthly. Collecting hydrological data and maintaining all the hydro stations for the Center and the Park, the Research Technician, Hydrology will rely on a great deal of teamwork reliant on their ability to integrate other tasks by being flexible with their own time.

Compensation:
$21.00 / hour
Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for maintenance of ESC hydrological monitoring stations and handheld hydrological monitoring devices.
  • Ensuring all hydrology data at the highest possible standard through maintaining a high quality on all the Centers measuring devices and should not allow for any missing hydrological data from any monitoring location for more than three weeks.
  • Develop best techniques and equipment needed to assess the efficacy of monitoring hydrological variables as a substitute for outdated equipment.
  • Catalog data in a database, to be statistically analyzed by the Centers Senior Biologist to ultimately be included in contract deliverables, reports, and scientific publications.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed records, logs, and summarized reports of all procedures and results including graphs, scientific calculations, and statistical analysis charting.
  • Keep the hydrology data and field notes of any repair and calibrations at the highest possible standard, always striving to not lose more than three weeks of hydrological data from any of the hydro stations.
  • Maintain and calibrate all of the Centers hand-held hydrological equipment and help out on other projects.
  • Scheduling boat and helicopter operations for hydrological repairs and maintenance work.
  • Provide the Senior Biologist raw hydrological data in a timely fashion such that weekly graphic reports can be disseminated to the entire team and other interested parties.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams (vegetation, prey fish and wading birds) of biologists and research associates to meet operational targets of the organization by developing and accessing Everglades restoration projects. Assist with other projects as directed.
  • Participate in group projects to protect and maintain the base facility and improve operations.
  • Responsible for the repair, maintenance and replacement of all field gear assigned to the Hydrology project, maintain all field and monitoring equipment, including, but not limited to, handheld hydrologic monitoring devices, dataloggers, and probes.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in biology or related field preferred. 1-2 years experience working in marine, estuarine, or wetlands ecology environments; understanding and respect of the scientific method is paramount. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Helicopter Crew Member Certificate (S-271) by the Office of Aviation Services U.S. Department of the Interior is required and it is mandatory that the Specialist continuously keeps all certificates up to date to be allowed to fly with the National Parks Service.
  • Computer experience and familiarity with spreadsheets, statistical analyses and database management programs are a plus.
  • Strong organization skills and flexibility in planning.
  • Excellent note taking skills.
  • SDI-12 coding and previous experience working with dataloggers is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills within and outside their own specific department. Ability to explain and clarify information regarding matters specific to their own area of work.
  • Excellent work ethic, a team-focused attitude, and the ability to work well autonomously in the field.
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours in the field in sub-tropical wetland environments, exposed to the harsh South Florida environment (sun, heat, biting insects, wading in water or mud with potentially dangerous wildlife) with or without accommodation.
  • Comfortable in small aircrafts, projects will involve travel in helicopters.
  • Ability to traverse/hike 3-8 miles a day through varying terrain, ability to climb small trees and balance on branches and roots with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to swim and lift 40+lbs with or without accommodation.
  • Valid Drivers License required.
  • Experience with small boats, and operating vehicles is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
Accessibility Statement:
The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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