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Marine Laboratory Facilities Director Position Open

The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) invites applications for the position of Facilities Director of the FSUCML. We seek a highly motivated individual with notable organizational and management skills who will be responsible for assisting in the management, administrative direction, and coordination of staff and activities of the FSUCML

The person in this position is responsible for the direct supervision of the maintenance and marine operations staff, providing guidance and direction for FSUCML services related to the research facilities. The position serves as a member of the FSUCML's senior management team, participating in strategic planning, staffing decisions, and other key areas; and assists in developing and maintaining partnerships throughout the University in order to attain FSUCML goals and objectives. Supports the conduct of scientific research, consultation, and the collection, analysis, and reporting of data as appropriate for projects or initiatives within the assigned section.

The Coastal and Marine Laboratory is committed to research focused on coastal and marine issues of ecological importance that provides the scientific basis for policy decisions. It is embedded in an area of rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity with an abundance of complex and interconnected estuarine and marine habitats including tidal salt marshes and flats, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, and hard-bottom reefs dominated by soft coral and sponge communities. It is expected that successful candidates would have a basic understanding of ecological processes related to these local habitats and environments.

Education Experience: Bachelor's degree and four years of experience in a related science or research services field or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight years.

How to Apply: Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application that describes their interest in the position and curriculum vitae. Apply online at reference Job ID #39788

Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation sent to Lara Edwards. The closing date for applications is Feb 8, 2016.

Alternate Boat Captain/First Mate - a part time position

These positions are onboard the R/V APALACHEE, a 65-ft (80 ton), a twin engine research vessel. The positions will require abilities for precise vessel maneuvering and extensive nighttime work, and deployment of a variety of oceanographic equipment and fishing gears. Other duties include assisting the first captain in vessel maintenance and accommodating research equipment loading, hookup and deployment. Knowledge of hydraulic systems strongly desired.

Qualifications: (1) Must have at least a 100-ton captain's license and meet all US Coast Guard standards for time at sea and drug testing; (2) high school diploma/equivalent and at least four years of relevant experience; (3) knowledge of field equipment use and maintenance; (4) proficient in computer applications, including Excel and Word or equivalent software. (5) attention to detail and ability to multi-task; (6) ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and have strong critical thinking and communication skills.

To apply, go to: Florida State University at and refer to job ID 37136.

This position is being posted as open until filled. Review of applicants will begin in May and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Applicants must submit electronic copies (PDF files preferred) of a Résumé and the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references along with the application.

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