Job Opportunity Government Operations Consultant III 77000451

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Requisition No: 328501 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000451 

Salary:  $1,711.82 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 03/22/2021 

Position Title:  Government Operations Consultant III 

Supervisor:  Tom Houston

Broadband Code:  13-1111-04

Class Code:  2238

Address :  2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A, Tallahassee, Florida 32301   

Region:  Northwest/ Headquarters 

County:  Leon 

Working hours:  Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm  

List of any subordinates supervised:  None 

Level of Education:

Bachelor’s degree; real estate background preferred, with at least three years of professional experience. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Knowledge of easements, legal documents and good geographical sense is needed.  The ability to handle and interpret surveys, legal descriptions and various real estate closing documents. 

Ability to: collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to improvement of operational and management practices; organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials; conduct fact-finding research; utilize problem-solving techniques; work independently; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to operational and management analysis activities; plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationship with others; demonstrate teamwork; exercise common sense; maintain a valid driver’s license and travel.  

Position Description and Duties 


The Land Conservation and Planning (LCP) subsection is offering an exciting opportunity to work with nature and real estate in a challenging career.  LCP works across the state on land acquisition and land management planning programs.  This position is an important part of this team and will oversee matters affecting six million acres within the Wildlife Management Area system. 


The FWC expects its employees to be courteous and respectful while assisting FWC customers and stakeholders, ensuring each encounter is as positive as possible.  Employees should promptly resolve questions or problems relating to the FWC, its programs and/or fish and wildlife resources.  Employees should seek to gain public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner and by listening to what the customer wants and striving to meet their needs.  When appropriate, employees will explain the reasons for agency actions or decisions while communicating a consistent FWC point-of-view. 

Work at the FWC is cross-functional, meaning duties may cross division/office lines.  The FWC expects employees to function across the organizational structure by providing their skills and expertise wherever needed through work on teams or as directed.  Also, coordinating with landowners and other managing agencies staff with regards to land acquisition and management issues.  

The incumbent shall function as a subject matter expert on real estate issues affecting the six million acres within the FWC’s WMA system.  This position’s responsibilities and duties will include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Drafts, monitors, develops and coordinates contracts, lease agreements, amendments and memorandums of understanding pertaining to WMA lands.  Assures compliance with existing leases, easements or other types of agreements regarding lands managed by FWC.  Coordinates efforts to resolve unauthorized uses, encroachments and boundary disputes of FWC-managed lands and monitors developments that may affect FWC-managed land.    

Coordinates, consults and communicates with other governmental agencies and the general public, regarding real estate activities including management, use and disposition of state-owned lands and land acquisition procedures and activities. Prepares complex strategies leading to a donation, purchase, sale or exchange.  The incumbent coordinates the dissemination of any pertinent information to the field personnel. 

Ensures compliance with all statutes, rules, current policies and procedures. Assists in bill analysis and policy making via detailed issue analysis, preparation of reports and drafting rules for higher level review and consideration.

Coordinates the review, establishes FWC’s position, and assists the FWC, Acquisition and Restoration Council, and Board of Trustees with the review process of any easements and other matters that may affect FWC owned, lead or cooperating agency managed conservation land.  Compiles necessary backup information such as maps, title history and site specifications as required. 

Coordinates miscellaneous responsibilities such as assigned property inventory, ad valorem invoices, Notice of State Land sales and review of property management related invoices for payment.  Assists with the development of all required or requested reports regarding the WMA system.   

Organizes and maintains project files.  Participates in the maintenance of databases and tracking systems.  

Performs other duties, tasks and projects as needed and assigned by supervisor.  Attends relevant training programs as required or recommended by supervisor.

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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