Job Opportunity Announcement Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II 77001076

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Requisition No: 276926 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77001076 

Salary:  $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 01/04/2021 

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

Address: 3377 East U.S. Hwy. 90, Lake City, FL 32055    

Supervisor:  Blair Hayman  

Description of Duties:   This is a full time employment position that is eligible for all career service state employee benefits.  The person in this position: Serves as Assistant Regional Biologist in the  Wildlife Diversity Conservation Section for the North Central Region. Works with the Regional Biologist to develop and conduct population survey and monitoring projects, management projects, and other conservation activities for state listed and other important non-game wildlife species across the region. Conducts management actions on important wildlife areas including activities protecting designated Critical Wildlife Areas. Works collaboratively with other agency staff members to assist with planning processes and address management issues. Represents FWC in work with other agencies and organizations.  Serves as back-up to the Regional Biologist for regional issues when necessary.  Reviews permit applications that are received and writes biological opinions regarding impacts of proposed activities on listed species. Assists with preparing proposals for grants to fund priority conservation projects. Works to develop or enhance partnerships with other organizations to improve wildlife conservation.  Provides technical assistance to the public and other agencies regarding conservation of non-game wildlife.  Inputs or manages data, maintains equipment, and provides other administrative support for regional activities as necessary.   

Broadband Code:  19-1023-02

Class Code:  5028

Class Title:  Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

Pay rate:  $1,234.18 bi-weekly

Region:  North Central

County:  Columbia

Working Hours:  8:00am – 5:00pm

Work outside of these hours and >8-hour days will be occasionally required.

List of Subordinates Supervised:  None

Residency Requirement:  None

Level of Education:   B.S. degree in the biological sciences. Prefer: M.S. degree in the biological sciences and 1 year of professional biological experience; organizational experience; experience using MS Office and ArcGIS. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

A bachelor's degree with a major in one of the biological sciences. A degree in wildlife, ecology, natural resources, or similar discipline is preferred. A graduate degree and 1 year of professional experience working on the ecology, conservation, or management of vertebrate or other non-game wildlife species is preferred.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Skilled in the use of computers for communications and information/data management.  Ability to work well with minimal supervision.  Able to conduct moderately strenuous wildlife management and monitoring activities outdoors during the summer and other sometimes harsh conditions.

 It is preferred that applicants have: Experience using ArcGIS; Knowledge of important nongame wildlife species in north central Florida; Experience developing wildlife survey and management projects; An understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, and policies; Good organizational (time management, office organization, information management), customer service, and problem solving skills;  Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance and customer service to the public; Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working partnerships with other conservation agencies; and Ability to safely operate a variety of vehicles and equipment including GPS units, hand tools, 4WD vehicles, ATVs, trailers, and boats up to 18 feet, along with an understanding of basic maintenance requirements for such equipment.  The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have a commitment to natural resource conservation and customer service. 

 Please submit a resume and cover letter along with your application. 

 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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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