FWC Job Announcement: FWRI 77072902, Fish & Wildlife Biological Scientist II (Freshwater Fisheries Research, Eustis)

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location: EUSTIS, FL, US, 32726




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Requisition No: 534905 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)


Position Number: 77072902 

Salary:  $36,818 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2022 


Open Competitive Opportunity


Anticipated Vacancy

FWC – Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)

Freshwater Fisheries Research

Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist II

Position #: 77072902


Salary: $36,818.34

This is a full-time Career Service position with benefits. 

Job Description: We are seeking to hire a motivated freshwater fisheries biologist to join a research team that provides information to local and statewide fisheries managers.  Biologist will assist in coordinating and collecting fisheries data for a statewide long-term monitoring program using electrofishing, trawls, and roving creel surveys.  Work will also include data entry, analysis, report writing, and processing samples in the laboratory.  Successful candidates will assist project biologists with ongoing research, such as largemouth bass stocking evaluations, studies evaluating sportfish regulation changes, bass tournament release mortality, fish attractor research, trophy bass radio telemetry, and habitat enhancement evaluations.  This position will be expected to work with fisheries managers and researchers to propose and lead research studies that result in manuscripts for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations at professional or public meetings. 

Minimum QualificationsA bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and one year of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences.  

Knowledge, Skill(s), and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Florida’s freshwater fisheries, fish population dynamics, and fish management techniques.
  • Knowledge of freshwater aquatic plants and related management techniques
  • Knowledge of research study design for fisheries applications
  • Knowledge of data analysis techniques relevant to fisheries biology
  • Skill in the use of scientific laboratory and field equipment
  • Skill at oral and written communication
  • Skill in the operation of boats, outboard motors, trailers, etc.
  • Skill in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, data analysis, fish population analysis programs
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize work assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to perform quantitative analysis of fisheries data
  • Ability to operate independently to achieve project objectives
  • Ability to design and complete biological studies/surveys
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills 

To Apply: Submit a complete and up-to-date State of Florida Employment Application Profile electronically in People First, by 11:59 pm on the closing date listed. You may also submit a resume and cover letter in People First as attachments. Note that supporting documentation does not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Profile. 

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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