Requisition No: 22042
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: OPS F & W BS IV - 77902323
Position Number: 77902323
Salary: $21.40 an hour
Posting Closing Date: 10/25/2017
OPS/Career Service/SES/SMS: OPS
Class Title: Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist IV
Broadband Code: 19-1023-04
Class Code: 5075
Office/Section: Conservation Planning Services, Land Use Planning
Location: Lake City
Supervisor: Ginger Morgan
Working hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 40 hours/week
List of any subordinates supervised: none
Years Experience Desired:2+
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a life or physical science
% Travel Required: 0-25%
Description of duties:
The Division of Habitat and Species Conservation’s Office of Conservation Planning Services, is seeking a fish and wildlife professional to provide technical assistance to stakeholders and partner agencies for land use planning activities. The position requires an understanding of fish and wildlife ecology and management needs, land use planning and environmental permitting, as well as a practical knowledge of native habitat management and recovery techniques suited to Florida landscapes. The ideal candidate will have mastered these knowledge, skills and abilities and has land management, species management, habitat restoration, or land development/environment review experience Persons with human dimensions, economic, and community relations skills related to an environmental field will also be considered.
This position serves as staff to the Land Use Planning (LUP) Program in the Office of Conservation Planning Services (CPS). CPS provides technical assistance to a wide array of private and public sector landowners and local, state, and federal governmental entities on conservation-related issues. The LUP Program coordinates collaborative consultations for large land use planning efforts, particularly those that anticipate going through a regulatory process (e.g. County Comprehensive Plan and development processes, Environmental Resource Permits, major watershed initiatives) and have potential to impact fish and wildlife resources.
This work involves close coordination and collaboration with other fish and wildlife professionals and stakeholders, both internal and external to the agency, biological data analysis, report-writing, and monitoring and evaluating work plan outcomes. This position is responsible for assisting with implementation of special initiatives related to human/wildlife conflict issues, imperiled species management related to regulated land and water use, and innovative techniques for private lands conservation. Responsibilities also include assisting the LUP Program Administrators with short- and long-term LUP planning and reporting; coordination of LUP operational activities and programs with internal and external stakeholders; development of and contribution to new tools to address communication and support for species and habitat conservation and management efforts.
Responsible for timely and accurate processing and or approval, as appropriate, of vendor invoices and warrants for payment of goods received or services rendered to avoid automatic interest penalty payments to said vendors. Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, F.S., related to State Comptroller’s rules and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures. Responsibilities may include legislative interactions. Courteously assists Commission constituents to resolve questions or problems they may have in matters relating to the Commission, its programs or fish and wildlife conservation, generally. Seeks to garner public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner.
Desired Minimum Requirements:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife or fisheries management, zoology, environmental sciences or other closely related curriculum, Graduate Degree and two years of professional experience preferred.
Resume and cover letter must be included at time of application. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their proficiency in technical writing and the publication of maps using GIS software during the interview process.
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.
Nearest Major Market: Lake City