Job Opportunity Announcement OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II 77902282

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Requisition No: 224323 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F& W BS II - 77902282

Position Number: 77902282 

Posting Closing Date: 09/04/2020 

This is an OPS position

Address: 3377 E. US Hwy Lake City, FL 32055

Pay: $18.77/hr

Supervisor & Position number: Scotland Talley

 Description of duties:

Serves as a Biological Scientist II primarily conducting wildlife inventories and monitoring surveys on the wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the wildlife and environmental areas (WEAs) in the North Central Region.  This position serves directly under the supervision of the Regional Conservation Biologist.  Incumbent shall coordinate with local staff to ensure completion of survey activities as prescribed in Wildlife Conservation, Prioritization, and Recovery (WCPR) Strategies and Land Management Plans.  Assist with entering data in the Sampling and Monitoring Protocol (SaMP) database and reporting survey results.  Other duties will include participation in land management activities including treating non-native invasive species and participation in prescribed fires. 

WMA and WEA Responsibilities: Perform wildlife surveys on multiple taxa using a wide range of techniques; operate 4 wheel-drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and other equipment; maintain equipment; accurately and routinely submit reports of activities and accomplishments using on-line databases and ArcGIS; provide technical assistance to other biologists. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Wildlife biology; identification of birds by sight and sound; ability to use field guides and keys to identify amphibians, reptiles and mammals.  Assessment and inventory of wildlife and habitat; collection and analysis of biological data; ability to write scientific reports.  Familiarity with outdoor recreational activities and ability to communicate conservation principles to the public. Ability to organize work assignments and set priorities; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Ability to work safely outdoors and tolerate extreme temperatures, high humidity, biting insects and other hazards.


Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: North Central

Title: OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Columbia

Working hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am-5pm occasional nights and weekends

List of any subordinates supervised: none

Residency requirement: None

Level of Education: BS required in a life or physical science.  BS degree in Wildlife Management or Wildlife Science is preferred.

Employee must obtain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License.

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: Lake City