Two positions are currently open with the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), with both closing on November 1, 2016:
Marine/Estuarine Conservation Target Project Lead
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Primary duties will include:
- Lead the PFLCC Marine/Estuarine Priority Resource team to develop and assess potential conservation targets.
- Review, acquire, and collate existing spatial data that represent marine/estuarine resources in Florida’s coastal waters. Perform spatially explicit GIS analyses to identify marine/estuarine waters important to the long-term conservation of fish and wildlife resources and use the results to assist in refining existing natural resource priorities and conservation targets.
- Coordinate with marine/estuarine system and species experts to develop a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to assist in developing a process and in identification of areas of high value and development of conservation targets. Coordinate and lead TAG workshops.
- Coordinate with and participate in other ongoing efforts in the Gulf of Mexico and other regions (including neighboring LCCs) with similar goals and objectives.
- Coordinate with partners to add results to the Critical Lands and Water Identification Project database.
- Assist in data preparation, maintenance, and delivery via multiple methods, including web based mapping applications, images, powerpoint presentations, and reports. Prepare FGDC metadata. Complete project report.
- Participate in coordination of scientific activities within the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PFLCC) and adjacent south east LCCs to ensure that the science goals and objectives of the PFLCC are met.
Prescribed Fire Spatial Database Project Lead
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Primary duties will include:
- Develop a spatial database to track prescribed and wild fires in Florida. The database will contain the spatial footprint of the fires, habitat type, year of burn, and potentially the intensity of the burn.
- Review and assess potential tracking mechanisms/processes, including existing databases, remote sensing and on-the-ground verification/assessment.
- Coordinate with Florida Forest Service (FFS) staff to develop a process to acquire the FFS permit database. Develop a process to filter the FFS permit database to target permitted prescribed burns in selected fire maintained systems.
- Coordinate with FWC staff on use of established desired conditions for fire maintained systems.
- Populate database with current/ongoing prescribed fire data, and as time allows add data from fires from previous years.
- Assist in data preparation, maintenance, and delivery via multiple methods, including web based mapping applications, images, powerpoint presentations, and reports. Prepare FGDC metadata. Complete project reports.