AECOM Marine Species Observer in Miami, Florida
Business Line Environment
Position Title Marine Species Observer
United States of America - Florida
AECOM Environment is actively seeking a hardworking Marine Species Observer for immediate full time employment in the Miami, FL office. The candidate would support our successful interdisciplinary Environment Department and would assist with environmental permit compliance by serving as a dedicated marine species observer to monitor protected species, such as manatees and sea turtles for a large in-water construction project. Please note this is a contract position and is expected to last the duration of the project (12-18 months).
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Work closely with onsite contractors to educate personnel and successfully complete project without impacts to protected species (e.g., manatees, sea turtles, etc.)
Notify personnel to cease all in-water operations, if a sighting occurs
Maintain a daily observer log that details sightings, collisions, or injuries to protected marine animals, including some photographs of in-water work and species observed
Prepare reports summarizing all incidents and sightings for submittal to the federal, state, and local regulatory and wildlife agencies
Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or other closely related field
2+ years of professional work experience with marine species
Familiar with manatee habitats
Must be able to directly interact with onsite construction team, and give immediate direction to cease all in-water operations, if a sighting of a protected marine species occurs
Organized, detailed oriented, and diligent in record keeping
Must be able to interact directly with local regulatory agencies in a professional manner
Self-motivated, organized, and excellent communications skills
Position requires working long field days outdoors, sometimes under rigorous conditions (e.g., hot and/or rainy weather in a variety of habitats)
Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
Must have a valid driver's license
Experience with manatee observations
Experience with environmental permitting, wetlands, ecological assessments, wildlife studies, and threatened/endangered species of Florida and their habitats
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.
AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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Job Category Sciences
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 163518BR