Marine Mammal Stranding and Population Research Technician - Tenders Global

Marine Mammal Stranding and Population Research Technician

Florida Atlantic University

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Position Summary:

FAU Harbor Branch, located in Ft. Pierce, is a research institute focusing on marine science and oceanography with over 200 scientists, staff and students that work and study at the site.

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Veterinary Technician – Fort Pierce, FL.

The Marine Mammal Stranding and Population Research Technician participates in the group’s mission to support research and is assigned to both field and office work at FAU Harbor Branch.  These duties may include, but are not limited to strandings, transports, necropsies, data and tissue archive curation, community outreach, data collection, data entry, cetacean photography, vehicle driving, boat driving and trailering, and using a variety of technologies for population assessment. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Assists the team on marine mammal strandings and collects Level A stranding data, working in the field and office.

  • Assists the team in the field include boat-based surveys, photo analysis, data entry and data QA/QC for population assessments of cetaceans.

  • Assists with maintenance of vessels, vehicles and equipment used for operations.

  • Assists the team with presentations or other outreach activities regarding stranding and population assessments.

  • Participates in on-call rotation with other members of the group.

FAU Benefits and Perks

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  • Excellent benefit packages including Medical (PPO/HMO $50 per month single & $180 per month family), Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending plans, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and much more.

  • State retirement options including tax-deferred annuities and Roth 403(b) plans.

  • State employees Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program –

  • Flexible work arrangement plans –

  • Sick Leave Pool Program

  • Paid time off (eligible employees) including vacation and sick leave, 1 personal day, 9 paid holidays, and paid winter break (at President’s discretion).

  • Paid Community Engagement Volunteer Service Day –

  • Employee Educational Scholarship Program (EESP) for eligible Staff/Faculty – Tuition assistance after 6 months of full-time employment. For in-unit faculty, the EESP program may be extended to spouses and dependent children (eligibility rules apply).

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Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma and four years of applicable experience required. College coursework in natural or physical science may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis.
Ability to assist in marine mammal stranding activities (Article 3 and 4) required.
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
A valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire required.
Florida certificate of Boating Safety Education required or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire required.
Successfully complete the USGS Motorboat Operator Certification (MOCC) within 1 year of hire required. Assist in driving various vessels in coastal waters required.
Preferred Qualifications/Skills:
Some experience with wildlife photography using a DLSR camera, population assessment data collection, photo-ID boat surveys, photo analysis and database input.
Experience with Microsoft Office.


$16.00 – $18.00 per hour.
Non-Exempt Support Personnel (SP)

College or Department:

HBOI: Research – MMRC


Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Work Days and Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. On-call rotation and occasional work on weeknights, weekends, and holidays to meet program objectives as needed.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position involves research or research-related support.
Applicants may claim Veterans’ Preference on their application. The applicant claiming preference is responsible for providing required documentation at the time of making an application in Workday for a vacant position, or prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If an applicant qualifies for Veterans’ Preference and the SP position, they are shown preference by the guarantee of an interview. Veterans’ Preference does not guarantee a job. For additional information, please visit For assistance, please contact Recruitment Services at [email protected].
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Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.
Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations may contact Human Resources at 561-297-3057. For inquiries concerning employees, job applicants or other available accommodations, please email [email protected] or call the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at (561) 297-3004.

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