Mote Marine Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote Marine Laboratory participates in E-Verify.


Our current employment openings are listed below. We will post links to our Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowships here as they become available.

Life Support Systems Operator, Summerland Key, FL

Payroll & Accounting Associate

 

 

Life Support Systems Operator, Summerland Key, FL

Location: Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3), Summerland Key, Florida

Primary Function: Responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of both open and closed seawater systems and their associated equipment. Assist in operation and maintenance of the Climate Ocean Acidification System.

Primary Duties:

  • Follow preventative maintenance program for all equipment
  • Piping system installation and repair
  • Operate all seawater systems including heater/chiller, pumps, ozone & nitrogen generation
  • Assist CAOS technician with its operation and maintenance
  • Respond to system alarms and perform corrective actions as needed 
  • Additional duties as needed to support other Mote research/restoration projects, assist visiting scientists, maintenance and repair of building and facility, and other tasks related to the daily operation of a full service marine laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions as well as in tight quarters is required
  • Valid Florida driver's license.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to troubleshoot life support systems
  • Capable of performing repair and maintenance to mechanical systems
  • Ability to work with PVC up to 4”
  • Ability to safely use hand and power tools
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment, work independently on certain tasks with minimal direct supervision, and good practical problem-solving abilities.
  • Normal hours are 8:00 – 5:00 Tuesday - Saturday; however, occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing 2021 Life Support Systems Operator, Summerland Key, FL IC2R3 at  https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm January 7, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category.  Mote participates in E-Verify.

Payroll & Accounting Associate

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium seeks a self-motivated Payroll & Accounting Associate with high attention to detail to become an integral member of our vibrant and growing Business Office team. This new position is .75 FTE or 30 hours per week and includes a generous fringe benefits package. The Payroll & Accounting Associate’s primary role is to process biweekly payroll in the Kronos/UKG system and assist with new hire orientation, employee recordkeeping and other payroll-related duties; however, a significant role is to support other routine Business Office financial processes and assist in the transition to a new Accounting, Purchasing and Fixed Assets reporting system. The position requires the utmost discretion with sensitive data.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Process biweekly payroll in the Kronos/UKG system; maintain/update employee records and distribute paystubs for employees not receiving electronically.
  • Create new employee files.
  • Conduct orientation meetings with new hires
  • Submit routine wage and employment reports.
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with benefits open enrollment, annual review process and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with Billing & Accounts Receivable processes.
  • Prepare routine journal entries as assigned.
  • Support the Business Office team with record keeping functions and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with records transfer to new accounting, purchasing and fixed asset systems.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with payroll processing
  • Knowledge of accounting processes, systems and software
  • Experience using Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a dynamic work environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn and to take initiative on variety of tasks and projects
  • Associate degree or higher in Business/Accounting from an accredited institution is preferred.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position approximately 90% of the time, occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Must be able to constantly operate a computer with keyboard and mouse and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, scanner and printer. The person in this position frequently communicates with staff members and must be able to exchange accurate information.

Work Environment:

The work environment is an open office concept to promote teamwork and as such, the noise level may occasionally be elevated from staff discussions, periodic use of cash counting machinery, interruptions due to internal/external requests or submissions of information. Regular working hours are somewhat flexible between 8am and 5pm weekdays.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing the job “2022 Payroll & Accounting Associate” at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Chief Financial Officer, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. For best consideration, please apply before 5pm, January 28, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote Marine Laboratory participates in E-Verify.