ORCA Ocean Research and Conservation Association
 
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

MUCH MORE THAN A JOB. THINK OF IT AS A CALLING!
Being part of the team at ORCA is a rewarding experience. Because whatever you do here, you play an important part in protecting and restoring our fragile marine ecosystems along with all the life forms they sustain. As well as helping people learn all the things they can do that will have a lasting impact on the ocean. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We here at ORCA call it an adventure.


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant
1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) seeks to fill the full-time position of Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant. The mission of ORCA, which is headquartered in Ft. Pierce, Florida, is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess an A.A. degree or higher in accounting or a business related degree. The candidate must have a minimum of two years experience in accounting or bookkeeping. Excellent writing, editing, verbal and written communication skills required. Strong ability to multi-task and think outside of the box, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively both as member of a team and independently are essential. Experience working in Human Resources and with government grant and contract management a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Financial: Maintaining the financial records for the organization as well as specific programs and projects to include insuring compliance with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations. Reconcile or note and report discrepancies found in records. Filing government grants using Fastlane.gov, grants.gov and other government websites and services. Classify and record accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll and summarize in the form of cash flow statements and other requested reports. Calculate and prepare checks for utilities, reimbursements and other payments. Maintain records of corporate assets and liabilities to allow for accurate balance sheet statements. Ensure timely year end closing of financials for CPA's preparation of tax returns. Assist in developing the annual capital and operating expense budgets. Create, maintain and manage ORCA fixed assets to include tagging assets, maintaining fixed asset database and yearly inventory of fixed assets. Manage grants and contracts from award to expiration.

• Human Resources: Serve as liaison for ORCA with Tri-Net and provide assistance to team members with human resources issues as needed. Ensure all insurance contracts and policies are up-to-date. Assist employees with health care enrollment and management. Negotiate, manage and maintain contracts with insurance companies other agencies. Assist in the development of corporate documents. Develop, recommend and review programs and activities to maintain ORCA's desired corporate culture.

• Administrative: Assist in performance of general office duties such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence. Participate as needed in ORCA community outreach and fundraising events. Show initiative in seeking out other tasks and providing assistance to other team members.

Other duties as requested.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Halley Rohm hrohm@teamorca.org.


Research Scientist
The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) seeks a scientist to fill the position of Research Scientist with an emphasis in Environmental Toxicology. The mission of ORCA, which is headquartered in Ft. Pierce, Florida, is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in environmental toxicology or a closely related field(a M.S. with substantial experience will be considered). Proven success in identifying and securing project funding is essential. Experience in development and standardization of laboratory procedures, and planning and managing large-scale environmental studies is required. Proven ability to work with students and educate public. This position will require the ability to speak in public forums. Candidates must demonstrate a broad interest in research and education as applied to aquatic ecosystem conservation. This is a "hands on" position requiring candidates to perform work in the field as well as ina laboratory.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will included management of ORCA's FAST™ program (Fast Assessment of Sediment Toxicity), which includes developing and validating methods, planning and overseeing projects, and writing grant proposals, reports, and publications. Additional responsibilities include managing ORCA's research laboratory, and supervising research assistants. Developing collaborations and participating in community outreach initiatives will also be required. Must possess a proven ability to work from boats and ground in water environments of varying depth will be required. SCUBA certification a plus.

To apply, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references to Halley Rohm at hrohm@teamorca.org.



 

ORCA IS DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION & RESTORATION OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS &
THE SPECIES THEY SUSTAIN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
& SCIENCE BASED CONSERVATION ACTION.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE


"We need to act now
to reverse distressing declines if this and
future generations are
to continue enjoying
the many benefits we derive from our oceans and coasts."
-Admiral (retired)
James D. Watkins


DID YOU KNOW?
A shark can detect the electric pulses of your heartbeat, so it knows whether you are relaxed or panicked.