Job Opportunity Biological Administrator III-SES position number 77072662

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Requisition No: 772221 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Position Number: 77072662 

Salary:  $2,003.31 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 12/05/2022 

Pending Reclassification

Position number: 77072662

An Address: 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee Florida 32399

Broadband code: 11-9121-02

Class code: 5041

Region: Northwest

Title: Pending Reclassification to a Biological Administrator III – SES – May hire more than one position from this advertisement

County: Leon

Working hours: 8 to 5; Monday through Friday

List of any subordinates supervised: 2-4 staff

Residency requirement: Tallahassee Area Preferred


Level of Education:

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, or fisheries management; zoology; environmental sciences or other closely related curriculum and six years of experience or a Graduate Degree and four years of professional experience preferred.  


Salary: $2,003.31 bi-weekly


Description of duties: This is a leadership position that serves as one of two Imperiled Species Management Section's (ISM) Assistant Section Leaders. The ISM Section works to implement conservation actions for marine turtles, black bear, panthers, and manatees. This position is responsible for assisting the Section Leader with all aspects of leading, supervising, and overseeing the operations of the Imperiled Species Management Section, addressing policy and operational issues assigned to the Section; serving as the Acting Section Leader when so required; and assisting in administering the Section's annual program budgets. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, supervising, and mentoring sub-section leads, assisting with the creation or revision of management plans or work plans, and interpretation of applicable statutes and development or modifications of Section, rules. Coordination of contracts, public records requests, annual reports, and working with other subsections, Sections, and Division/Offices on issues assigned to or of interest to ISM; working with partners and stakeholders to address and resolve issues; and serving on teams or working groups, both internal and external to the agency.


Qualifications: The FWC considers stakeholder engagement essential for managing wildlife programs and ability to work well with external stakeholders is very important for this position. Strong interpersonal skills are required to lead, supervise, and mentor employees, and to work with partners and stakeholders. Strong administrative, organizational, and budget management skills are required to manage multiple projects, staff, and budgets. A solid foundation of conservation biology or wildlife management and the motivation and initiative to quickly develop and apply the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this advertisement are required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for threatened and endangered species as well as non-listed species; supervise professional staff; efficiently organize information and details; manage multiple projects; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver presentations to small and large audiences; lead or facilitate meetings; work effectively with other agency staff members, partners, and stakeholders to achieve desired results; to work independently with minimal supervision; to problem solve and handle conflict with professionalism, safely operate vehicles; and to travel overnight, sometimes out of state; assess employee work performance and provide feedback prepare correspondence and administrative reports and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Google Earth or ArcGIS.


The ideal candidate will have mastered these knowledge, skills and abilities and has experience supervising highly skilled staff in a fast-paced environment.


Note: Application packets must be submitted through the State of Florida’s official employment site ( and must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s experience with wildlife and/or natural resource planning, conservation and management, particularly as it relates to the duties listed in this announcement and resume in addition to the state application to be considered. Application packets without a cover letter, resume and state application will not be considered for the position.

Position Requirements:

1. Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.2. Statewide travel is required to perform the duties of this position (1-25%)

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: Tallahassee