The Center for Coastal Studies is seeking a response specialist for its Marine Animal Entanglement Response program. CCS is a private, non-profit institution with an emphasis on marine mammal research and conservation.
Response specialists are on call to disentangle whales and sea turtles following strict protocols that emphasize human safety and data collection. Specialists participate in at-sea operations, data processing, administrative tasks and supervision of trainees. They are expected to interface with the public and professional mariners and to participate in other CCS research programs as needed. CCS is searching for level-headed candidates that can work calmly and problem solve under stressful conditions.
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in a biological field; at least one year of at-sea working experience; small boat handling experience; excellent computer and communication skills; strong focus and attention to detail; the ability to work and communicate well at sea and in a wide range of weather conditions. Prior experience working with large animals and database management skills are desirable. Applicants must be physically able to execute the work of the position. Weekends and scheduling flexibility required.
This position is full-time, year-round, with the potential for annual renewal. It is open to citizens of the United States of America and those authorized to work in the US.
Applications will be accepted till March 31, 2017.