Job Opportunity OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II 77902416

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Requisition No: 223781 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS- Biological Scientist II - 77902416

Position Number: 77902416 

Posting Closing Date: 09/14/2020 

Address: 6095 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton, FL 32583

Supervisor : Mark Winland

Salary: $18.77/hour with maximum allowable hours in a year = 1,920

 Description of duties:

This OPS position works with a team of biologists and technicians to manage natural communities and wildlife populations on the Escribano Point WMA.  The incumbent, under the direct supervision of the Lead Wildlife Biologist, assists with the planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive fisheries and wildlife management program on the area.  Surveys and monitors local and imperiled wildlife species using scientifically accepted protocols.  Conducts vegetation surveys including those of imperiled native flora and monitors vegetation response to habitat manipulations.   Assists with maintenance of public use infrastructure including roads, parking areas, kiosks, picnic facilities, trails, boat ramps, water control structures, fences, gates, and equipment maintenance/storage compound as needed.  Assists with management of public recreational use programs.  Assists with wildlife disease surveillance.  Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions.  Assists and collaborates with staff on other conservation areas and provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and other government agencies regarding wildlife and habitat management including nuisance bear abatement.  Participates in team meetings, seminars and workshops relating to wildlife resource management or other training opportunities.  Provides presentations to conservation organizations, schools and civic groups.    

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

▪  Knowledge and experience in conducting wildlife surveys with an emphasis on nongame species, analyzing data, and summarizing results.

▪  Knowledge and experience with the application of prescribed fire

▪  Knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of invasive

   exotic vegetation

▪  Knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS and its application.

▪  Ability to operate and maintain 4WD vehicles, tractors, farm implements, ATVs, and outboard motors

▪  Ability to work independently and in a variety of weather conditions

▪  Ability to work efficiently in a team of diverse people with differing backgrounds

▪  Ability to plan and prioritize work assignments, multi-task

▪  Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers

▪  Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data

▪  Skill in use of Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

 Broadband code: 19-1023-02 

Class code: 5028 

Region:  Northwest (03) 

Title:  OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Santa Rosa County 

Working hours: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (CST), Monday through Friday, may require some night or weekend duty; maximum allowable hours in a year = 1,920 

List of any subordinates supervised: none 

Residency requirement: Florida, must reside within a 25 mile radius of the Escribano Point WMA 

Level of Education-Minimum Level of Education- Bachelor’s Degree in a life or physical science


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: Pensacola