Full-Time Environmental Specialist, Data Analyst @ Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Title: Environmental Specialist, Data Analyst
Position Number: 77907439
Salary: $18.00 per hour
Headquarters: Saint Petersburg, Florida
Closing Date: 9 September 2016
This is a term-limited, grant-funded technical position that supports
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientists within the Sea Turtle
Research program. The person selected for this position will provide
data management and analytical support for sea turtle research efforts.
This position will work with sea turtle researchers across several
research topics performing tasks focused on the entry, maintenance,
quality assurance and quality control of research data sets. The person
in this position will communicate technical information to colleagues in
an effective and professional manner. The specific job duties are as
•Maintain and develop relational databases for research data;
•Manage and design front-end applications for databases;
•Maintain existing and create new data reporting applications;
•Maintain and create code to streamline and automate data management
•Develop routines to assess data accuracy and perform quality control
In order to be considered, candidates must possess a BA or BS degree in
computer science, computer engineering, geographic information systems,
informatics, information systems, wildlife or fisheries science or a
discipline closely related to the duties and responsibilities of this
Knowledge, Skill(s), and Abilities
Successful applicants will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills
•Expertise with relational database management systems, especially SQL;
•Experience creating and managing data within relational databases;
•Experience writing transactional queries, stored procedures and
functions within a database management system;
•Proficient in one or more scripting languages, especially R and Python;
•Familiarity with computer programming concepts;
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability
to articulate technical information to colleagues and prepare technical
•Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
Preference may be given to candidates demonstrating:
•Knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio;
•Familiarity with geospatial data and analyses;
•Background in natural sciences, conservation, or ecology;
•Quantitative analytical skills; and
•Advanced training or coursework in a related discipline.
Where to Apply
Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of
Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First
(http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com) by the closing date listed. Resumes
and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are
applying online, faxed, or mailed to People First, but do not replace
the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application
Form. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter,
resume and contact information for three professional references
electronically, via People First, by the closing date.
If you experience technical difficulties during the application process
or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-
7287. If unable to attach supporting documents to your application,
they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110.
Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you
are applying on each page of your faxed documents.
WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a
temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing
short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established
positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized
position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions
such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the
pleasure of the agency head or designee.
WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
•State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan – mandatory
•Workers’ Compensation – mandatory
•Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory
•Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility
•Deferred Compensation – voluntary
•Employee Assistance Program – voluntary
WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
•Any form of paid leave
•Participation in the Florida Retirement System
•Reinstatement rights or retention rights
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action
Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the
Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority
and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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 hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized
alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be
conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government
electronic database that confirms the identity and employment
eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please
check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you
are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement
benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon
the date of your retirement.