first_imgAppointment Type, Duration: Position Duties: WILDLIFE TECH(90660) Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a driving historythat does not prevent one from using a University of Wisconsinvehicle. Work Schedule: Employment Class: Salary: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Department(s): Applications Open: Dec 3 2020 Pacific Standard TimeApplications Close: May 9 2021 11:55 PM Pacific DaylightTime The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Degree and Area of Specialization: -Applicants must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk longdistances in steep terrain).-Demonstrated ability to take detailed field notes and translatethese into electronic databases.-Ability to work alone and off-trail at night far from humansettlements.-Ability and confidence navigating unfamiliar terrain with a map,compass and GPS.-Must have excellent hearing.-Must be able to identify the colors of bird bands.-Ability to safely operate 4-wheel-drive vehicles.-A nearly spotless driving record is required.-Must work and live cooperatively. List of Duties Sonia [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Position Summary: Institutional Statement on Diversity: Job Number:center_img Terminal, month appointment.This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to anongoing appointment based on need and/or funding No Degree Required Contact: Instructions to Applicants: 229164-TE A076400-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/ FOREST & WILDLIFEECOL Please e-mail a cover letter stating why you are interested in aposition, a resume with at least three references and their contactinformation, all in a single file to William Berigan([email protected]). License or Certificate: A typical workweek is 40 hours. Schedules are irregular The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Temporary Employment Job no: 229164-TEWork type: TemporaryDepartment: CALS/ FOREST & WILDLIFE ECOLLocation: CaliforniaCategories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and LifeSciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences Official Title: Six wildlife technicians are needed for a long-term population andhabitat ecology study of the California Spotted Owl in the centralSierra Nevada of California. Two positions begin April 5, 2021 andthe remaining positions will begin on May 3rd. All positions willlast until at least July 30, 2021, and possibly up to August 20th.The pay rate is $15.00 per hour. Wildlife technicians will conductsurveys for California spotted and barred owls, re-sight colorbands, assess owl reproductive status, locate nest trees, andassist in banding owls. Other duties may include deployment ofacoustic monitoring units (ARUs) and participation in vegetationsurveys. Technicians will be responsible for caring and maintenanceof mice, field equipment, and vehicles. Wildlife technicians willalso record, transcribe, enter data into computer databases, andvalidate data. A typical workweek is 40 hours. Field housing willbe provided, but frequent camping is required during the work week.Schedules are irregular, as owls are nocturnal, but follow-upvisits will often be conducted during daytime hours.The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences iscommitted to maintaining and growing a culture that embracesdiversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values arefoundational elements of our excellence and fundamental componentsof a positive and enriching learning and working environment forall students, faculty, and staff. $15.00 HOURLYFixed Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:last_img read more

Ocean City Remembers a Local Hero of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

first_imgMembers of the St. Augustine Prep Men’s Chorus, directed by Matt Wolf, sing the National Anthem to open the ceremony. By Donald WittkowskiAs the horrors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks began to unfold around him, insurance executive Rick Blood urged his co-workers to evacuate their office on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower in New York.Blood, who served as a volunteer fire marshal for his company, Aon Corp., was last seen on Sept. 11, 2001, on the 78th floor of the South Tower while trying to lead a group of people to safety, after a hijacked jetliner slammed into the skyscraper and set it ablaze.His body was never found in the building’s rubble. Although Blood was among the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks, his family later learned of his heroic deeds from five co-workers who credited him with saving their lives.On Monday evening, Blood’s sister publicly shared the tragic, yet inspiring, final moments of her brother’s life in keynote remarks during Ocean City’s memorial service marking the 16th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil.“I’ve wanted to tell my brother’s story for 16 years,” said Becky Wynne, a resident of Virginia Beach, Va., whose family spends their summer vacations in Ocean City in Blood’s memory.Becky Wynne, of Virginia Beach, Va., pays an emotional tribute to her brother, Rick Blood, who died in the 9/11 attacks while leading others to safety.Wiping away tears, the 52-year-old Wynne told hundreds of people at the ceremony that her brother’s attempts to save others did not surprise her and the rest of her family. Blood, after all, was a strong-willed leader who always protected his family, she recounted.“He was always the word of wisdom, the caretaker and the ultimate big brother,” she said.Blood was just 38 years old when he died, leaving behind his wife, Kris, a son, Michael, who was 3 years old at the time, and his 1-year-old daughter, Madeline. His wedding was held just one day after the World Trade Center was attacked the first time by terrorists, in the 1993 bombing, Wynne said.Although Blood grew up in Williamsburg, Va., his heart belonged to New York City. As a teenager, he hung subway maps on his bedroom wall and played a New York version of Monopoly, according to his obituary published in the New York Times two weeks after his death.“He would say that New York was where the action was and that’s where he wanted to be,” Wynne recalled.Blood also loved Ocean City, a place where his parents would take the family on summer vacations when the children were growing up, Wynne noted. She said it was her brother who revived the tradition of Ocean City vacations after the family had stopped for a while.Now, Wynne and other family members have continued that tradition in his memory. They have missed their Ocean City vacation only one year, in 2001, after his death. The family also has honored Blood with a memorial plaque attached to a bench on Ocean City’s Boardwalk.“Rick loved Ocean City as much as he loved New York City,” Wynne told the crowd.Wearing their dress uniforms and white gloves, Ocean City firefighters stand at attention during the ceremony, along with police officers.Wynne was given a standing ovation when she finished the tribute to her brother. After the ceremony, tearful well-wishers approached her and gave her hugs.“I don’t know you, but you did a beautiful job,” one woman said to Wynne in remarks that were echoed by others.The 9/11 ceremony included other emotional moments. During his remarks, Mayor Jay Gillian announced the death Monday of Ocean City Housing Authority Commissioner Ed Speitel, a community leader. Gillian said Speitel’s passing was a reminder of just how fragile life can be.“He was one of the kindest souls and kindest men I’ve ever met,” Gillian said.The mayor also used the ceremony to recognize the bravery of first responders in Ocean City and nationwide. More than 400 police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers died in New York on 9/11.The 9/11 ceremony was held on the grounds of Ocean City’s fire station on Sixth Street. Speakers delivered their remarks next to the city’s 9/11 memorial, which features a beam recovered from the charred remains of the World Trade Center.Ocean City Fire Chief Jim Smith revived a firefighting tradition that dates to the 1800s by repeatedly ringing a bell, an act that symbolizes the death of a firefighter in the line of duty. On Monday evening, the bell ringing, known as the “striking of the four fives,” was in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.Ocean City Fire Chief Jim Smith rings a silver bell to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.last_img read more