FWC Job Announcement: FWRI 77070351, Research Administrator II-SES (Research Information Services, St. Petersburg) ,Closing Date Extended

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Date: Dec 9, 2020

Location: SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, US, 33701


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Requisition No: 263081 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)


Position Number: 77070351 

Salary:  $58,147 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 1/07/2021  

Open Competitive Opportunity


FWC-FWRI  - Research Administrator II - SES - Research Information Services sub-section lead 

Position # 77070351: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hiring a 40 hour per week position to lead the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s (FWRI) Research Information Services sub-section. The successful candidate will possess a foundational understanding of information management technology/techniques, a basic understanding of and/or ability to learn fish and wildlife biological science/research, the ability to bridge communication gaps between research science and IT technical staff, together with the effective project management and interpersonal skills needed to meet the diverse research information needs of FWRI. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of conservation-related projects in a unique and rewarding collaborative working environment. 

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Direct the Research Information Services sub-section of the Information Science and Management (IS&M) Section including the FWRI research library (Research Information Center), the extensive specimens collection (Florida Biodiversity Collection), and Data Access programs to support FWRI’s research information management needs. 

Coordinate with the Office of Information Technology to develop, deploy and maintain FWRI’s data management infrastructure for managing production, access and storage of the Institute’s working corporate scientific and technical information, including metadata. Integrate the Research Information Center with the data management process such that FWRI’s digital data and information holdings are properly curated, including cataloging, distribution and archiving.  Function as key liaison with the Office of Information Technology Project Management Office to support information technology (IT) project governance & management.  Manage day-to-day activities to ensure IT projects meet goals and requirements.  Keep abreast of all major technological advances related to information management. Ensure coordination of activities as they relate to information management across IS&M and FWRI working units.  

Implement sound management practices as defined by the FWC, so that Information management activities are well thought out and efficiently implemented.  Maintain a professional working environment that promotes teamwork with other programs at the Institute.  Supervise assigned personnel.  Duties include, but are not limited to: recruitment, training, work planning, performance assessment and providing work direction, ensuring compliance with FWC and FWRI rules, policies, and procedures. Assist section and project leaders in resolving technical and administrative problems related to information management. Assist in comprehensive planning, project management, and administrative implementation of IS&M policies and procedures.  Assistance includes developing and managing short and long-range budgets, development of work teams, and development of multi-disciplinary collaborative relationships.  Responsible for developing and monitoring annual working budgets and ensures expenditures do not exceed spending authority.

Represent the Agency, as requested, on FWRI’s information management related issues that may require periodic traveling.  Perform special assignments on information management related matters. Assist other Institute staff as requested.  Promote and participate in public outreach efforts, as appropriate. Performs other duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • 4 years of related/relevant work experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in information science or one of the natural sciences.
  • **Candidates may be given preference if they have a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in information science or one of the natural sciences. Additional consideration will be afforded to candidates who can show experience working within the Microsoft technology stack (C#, .NET, SQL, Azure, etc.). Project management certification and experience. 

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of
    • Information management theory and application
    • Information management technologies including database systems and web services.
    • A modern programming language
    • Supervisory & management principles and practices
    • Formal Project Management principles and processes
  • Skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Public speaking to scientific and technical professionals
    • Knowledge of planning, performance, project management, and service management practices and principles
    • Work group facilitation
    • Experience using Microsoft Project (desired)
  • Ability to
    • Plan, direct and evaluate enterprise level projects including analyzing and documenting project needs
    • Understand research problems from the perspective of a biologist or resource manager and identify/communicate appropriate data management solutions/options
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with research staff, including personnel stationed at field offices throughout the state of Florida
    • Write technical reports and communicate effectively graphically, verbally and in writing
    • Work independently to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
    • Formulate and recommend information management policies and procedures
    • Understand and communicate applicable rules, regulations and policies
    • Effectively supervise people
    • Maintain a valid driver’s license
    • Travel as needed with overnight stays 

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: Tampa 

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