Job Opportunity Announcement OPS Fisheries & Wildlfie Biological Scientist III 77902295

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Requisition No: 216341 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Bio Sci II - 77902295

Position Number: 77902295 

Salary:  $20.51 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 09/10/2020 

Location: Tallahassee preferred

Supervisor:  Andrea Alden

NOTE: Interested applicants should submit an application to the People First Vacancy 77902295.  A resume and a cover letter describing the applicant’s experience with wildlife and/or natural resource planning, conservation and management, particularly as it relates to the duties described below, should be submitted with the application.  

 Description of responsibilities and duties: 

 The Wildlife Diversity Conservation (WDC) section is seeking to fill a Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist III position to assist with grants and budget administration, specifically for listed and at-risk species.  This includes grant and project coordination, cost sheet review and approval, writing federal reports, coordination with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and submission of grant applications and amendments. The incumbent will work with federal and state partners to evaluate the status of species, identify needed conservation actions, and track conservation efforts. The position will assist the Species and Habitat Monitoring Coordinator in working with agency staff and the Florida Natural Areas Inventory to monitor the status of Species of Greatest Conservation Need. The position serves as a point of contact for the multi-state Wildlife Diversity Committee and will coordinate and prepare the required annual listed species report to the legislature, Governor, and Cabinet.  

The position requires grant writing, project management, budget tracking and strong interpersonal skills. The incumbent will perform various administrative tasks associated with agency and grant operations and administration.  Duties include preparing and reviewing itineraries, travel vouchers, purchasing forms, vehicle operation reports, contracts/agreements, and other routine administrative reports. Perform similar or other tasks as assigned, as well as recommended training to enhance and maintain professional development and skills. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Knowledge of population ecology and biology principles; wildlife science and conservation principles; Florida’s fish and wildlife, particularly state and federally listed species; the Federal Endangered Species Act and the state Rules Relating to Endangered or Threatened Species and other applicable federal and state laws, rules, and policies. Skills in problem solving; in the use of computers for word processing, data management, presentations and hosting remote meetings. Strong writing skills. Strong time management and information management skills. Abilities to collect and analyze data; to efficiently organize information and details and manage multiple projects; to communicate effectively; to work effectively with other agency staff members, partners, and stakeholders to achieve desired results; to work independently with minimal supervision; to conduct moderately strenuous wildlife management and monitoring activities outdoors; to safely operate vehicles; and to travel overnight, sometimes out of state.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and self-motivated to complete quality work on time and will demonstrate strong leadership and communication abilities together with strong abilities to develop and carry out projects with minimal supervision and to also work as an effective team member when assisting on other projects. 

OPS Hourly Rate: $20.51

OPS Hours Worked per Fiscal Year: 1920

Broadband code: 19-1023-03

Class code:  5074

Region: Headquarters - Tallahassee

Title: OPS Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist III

County:  Leon

Working hours: 8am-5pm, 40 hours per week, work hours may vary.

List of any subordinates supervised: none

Residency requirement: no

Level of Education:  Minimum of bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences is required. A degree in wildlife science, natural resource management, ecology, or similar is preferred. A Master’s degree in fields described is preferred.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee