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Aquatic Resources Biologist Assistant

Company: Kiawah Island Community Association
Location: Johns Island
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

*_Bi-weekly mileage compensation and $600 in hiring bonuses for all new hires!_*

*We offer competitive pay + robust benefits: *
* $15 to $16/hr starting pay, eligible for overtime.
* Retention bonus - $100 at 30 days, $200 at 60 days, $300 at 90 days
* 2 great health benefit plans to choose from, one option is FREE for employee only coverage!
* Dental, vision, accident, critical illness, and supplemental life insurance coverage available
* $25K life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability provided at no cost
* HSA employer contribution
* Paid holidays and accrued time-off
* 401k contribution match, immediate vesting after 1 year
* Uniforms and boots provided
* Wellness benefits, COVID vaccination incentive, fitness reimbursement, smartwatch contribution, and more!
* Access to pristine beaches, on-island fishing, biking trails, etc.

*_This is a full time position, with a Monday - Friday schedule. _*

*Purpose of Position*
To assist in all aspects of the management and aesthetic maintenance of the lake system and storm water drainage infrastructure on Kiawah Island. This encompasses 123 separate lakes totaling 360 surface acres with activities including water quality monitoring, aquatic plant control, lake edge maintenance, and mosquito abatement initiatives.

*Responsibilities and Duties*
* Have knowledge of the lake numbering system and mosquito abatement spraying routes.
* Weekly monitoring of water quality, water levels and visual inspection of lake system.
* Trim lake view windows as needed to maintain proper aesthetics, visual and physical access.
* Operate small power equipment and hand tools.
* Collect water, fish, and crab samples for analysis.
* Treat lakes for undesirable aquatic plants and algae using biological, manual and chemical means.
* Collect and dispose of any fish or animals that are found dead in the lake system.
* Assist with nuisance wildlife and wildlife research.
* Assist with other departments as needed.
* Keeps records of work activities and lake data
* Plans, organizes and prioritize daily work activity.
* Maintains an acceptable level of productivity.
* Communicate suggestions for departmental improvements with Supervisors and Administrative staff.
* Ability to anticipate and forestall problems.
* Follow all company policies and procedures to the Kiawah Standards.
* Work efficiently in order to reduce costs.
* Other duties as assigned.

*Qualifications and Abilities*
* General experience or comfort with boat operation and familiarity with outboard motors.
* Ability to operate landscape maintenance equipment (i.e. operating brush cutters and chainsaws).
* Ability to follow directions as given, and offer ideas and solutions for improved productivity.
* Good degree of initiative and attention to detail and quality. Good understanding of importance of punctuality and minimum absenteeism.
* Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, property owners, contractors and general public.
* Flexibility to work alternating hours if needed.
* Ability to work in high heat, humidity, cold as well as dusty and rainy conditions.
* Physical requirements:
* Prolonged periods of standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling and/or sitting at a desk.
* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.
* Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions.
* Must be able to physically operate landscape maintenance equipment (i.e. operating brush cutters and chainsaws).

* Other requirements:
* Pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, and driving record check.
* Maintain a valid South Carolina Drivers License

_Kiawah Island Community Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform_
_the essential functions of the job._

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $16.00 per hour

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Professional development assistance
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
* Bonus pay
* Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Johns Island, SC 29455: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Kiawah Island Community Association, Charleston , Aquatic Resources Biologist Assistant, Other , Johns Island, South Carolina

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