SEND IN YOUR 2012 STAFF APPLICATION NOW!!!
As I mentioned yesterday, the deadline for hiring 2012 spring staff for the Florida Sea Base and Brinton Environmental Center is 15 December 2011. If you want to work at the Florida Sea Base this spring, please submit your application immediately. The deadline for hiring 2012 summer staff is 15 March 2012. Please send in a full application and about a week later follow up with an email to the appropriate person. The applications can be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 305-664-2039 or mailed to Rob Kolb, Florida Sea Base, PO Box 1906, Islamorada, FL 33036. Since the applications go through a “process”, I would recommend you contact the hiring manager that you hope to work with via email to let us know you have sent in an application. The dates listed above are the deadlines for us to actually hire you. Send in your applications NOW.
For scuba related positions (Divemaster, Scuba Instructor, Dive Boat Mate, Scuba Mate, Dive Boat Captain, Scuba Commissioner) and the FSB Office Manager position email firstname.lastname@example.org. For sailing related jobs (Coral Reef Mate, Sea Exploring Mate, Dockmaster, Sailing Commissioner, Tube Boat Captain,) email email@example.com. For Out Island, Keys Adventure, Fishing Adventure and other positions at the Brinton Environmental Center email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ranger applicants for both the Florida Sea Base and Brinton Environmental Center should follow-up with email@example.com. Galley, commissary and other food services applicants for both facilities should email firstname.lastname@example.org and persons wanting retail positions at either facility (such as the Ships Store) should follow up with email@example.com. EMAILS DO NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR APPLICATIONS. You must send an application to Mr. Kolb as instructed above.
The weather forecasters were WRONG! The wind did NOT shift to the north yesterday. Instead, it clocked more towards due west and increased in velocity. The boat was bouncing in the slip like a rock skipping across a pond. It’s hard to type these posts without getting seasick when the boat is kicking around this hard. The good news is they were also wrong about our low temperature for this morning. They forecasted 61º; at 0515 it was still 70º.
I stayed really busy yesterday, but didn’t accomplish much. I got a haircut. I did laundry. I unloaded the tool box on my trailer, relocated the tool box and refilled it (it’s a HUGE tool box, about 25 cubic feet). I drove to the dry cleaners, but they have gone out of business or relocated. I went to CVS to purchase some ichthammol ointment but they were out. (Google it. Every first aid kit should have it.) I worked feverishly on finishing the Christmas staff hiring and on more arrangements for the Divemaster Academy. I have one seasonal employee that is making life challenging and a few DMA candidates that are slow to respond to my emails. Essentially I have a handful of people holding up progress for 30 or so others; very frustrating. But, I love my job!!!
If you are a veteran of the United States armed forces, thank you. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. God bless you. I hope you have a good Veterans Day. My dad will attend a Veterans Appreciation Ceremony in Kirbyville, Texas this morning. He has gone every year for the past 5 or 6 years.
Capt. Steve Willis
Aboard S/V Escape