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Oil Spill Biologist

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/06/2011
Company Name Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Location: Bangor

Open: May 12, 2011 Close: June 10, 2011

Position Type: Permanent Full Time

Grade: 23 Code: 9351 Position: 01865-1111

Salary Range: $37,835.20 to $51,188.80 annualy - salary includes 5.5% salary adjustment

Benefits: Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.94% of pay - Value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $363.77 biweekly
Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $345.58 biweekly
Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $327.39 biweekly
Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $309.20 biweekly *The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2010.

JOB DESCRIPTION: MDIFW is a designated trustee of the State of Maine’s inland fish and wildlife resources that may be threatened or harmed by oil spills. MDIFW is mandated to participate in the development and implementation of the Maine Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan, including identifying sensitive areas and protection priorities and developing and implementing a rehabilitation plan for oiled wildlife. This position oversees all aspects of fulfilling these mandates for oil spill planning and response. It coordinates training, planning, and response activities across the entire agency. Work requires frequent travel to meetings and interacting with professionals ranging from field responders and technicians to agency bureau directors and U.S. Coast Guard senior staff. Duties include:

• Assist with wildlife surveys and use GIS to map habitat and manage data to identify and evaluate areas vulnerable to oil spills
• Represent MDIFW on a variety of multi-agency committees that plan for oil spill response and prepare spill response and wildlife rehabilitation plans
• Track budget from Oil Spill Surface Fund to fund oil-spill related training and equipment
• Evaluate survey/mapping projects funded by Oil Spill Surface Funds
• Procure and maintain equipment related to oil spill response
• Coordinate training including First Aid/CPR, Hazardous Materials, Boat Safety, and Shoreline Assessment for MDIFW staff
• Oversee MDIFW’s contractor for wildlife rehabilitation and work with local wildlife rehabilitators to prepare for and respond to a spill
• Coordinate training and use of volunteers for rehabilitating oiled wildlife
• Participate in Natural Resource Damage Assessment for oil spills and represent MDIFW on Trustee councils
• Participate in direction of restoration and mitigation efforts related to oil spills.
• Oversee MDIFW response and serve as Wildlife Branch Director in the Incident Command Structure during exercises and actual spills

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