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RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR II-FWC - SES - 77001135

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32601

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Requisition No: 68316 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR II-FWC - SES - 77001135

Position Number: 77001135 

Salary:  $60,000 - $65,000 Annually, Depending on Experience 

Posting Closing Date: 08/25/2019 

FWC-FWRI Research Admin II - Biostatistician:
The successful candidate will lead the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s Center for Biostatistics and Modeling, and as part of that group will provide statistical consulting services to agency staff. Consulting areas include general statistical advice, design of experiments and monitoring studies, data analysis, population modeling, and manuscript preparation and review. Duties include providing mentoring to staff and coordinating work projects; managing the group budget; performing quantitative analysis and modeling of scientific data using appropriate statistical methods; reviewing current wildlife research and monitoring techniques to provide advice to research staff on appropriate and efficient methodologies; generating publication-quality graphics for publication in peer-reviewed manuscripts; and training staff in modern statistical analyses and techniques. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of conservation-related projects in a unique and rewarding collaborative working environment.


Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 annually, Depending on Experience


Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and five years of professional experience in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and four years of professional experience as described above, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or a doctorate from an accredited college or university with major courser of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and two years of professional supervisory experience as described above.  

**Preference may be given to candidates that have a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in statistics or one of the natural sciences with demonstrable proficiency in quantitive analyses.  Preference may be given to candidates that have a doctorate from an accredited college or university in statistics or one of the natural sciences with demonstrable proficiency in quantities analyses. 


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
• Must be able to understand and appreciate research problems from the perspective of a biologist or resource manager
• Must be able to produce graphics, summary results, and written documents in a manner that is easily shared with and understood by biologists
• Must have working knowledge in the areas of experimental design, linear models, generalized linear models, mixed effect (hierarchical) models, and nonparametric models
• Familiarity or working knowledge in Bayesian analysis, distance sampling, capture-recapture analysis, and occupancy modeling preferred
• Must be proficient at programming in either SAS or R
• Must be able to work independently to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
• Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with research staff, including personnel stationed at field offices throughout the state of Florida
 

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville