Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II - FWC

Requisition No: 6593 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000125 

Salary:  $34,345 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/07/2017 



This position serves as a biologist on the Joe Budd Fisheries Research Project within the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). Assists in planning, implementing, and completing complex multi-disciplinary research studies designed to assess and monitor freshwater fish resources in northwest Florida.  Assists in collecting and processing field samples associated with these studies.  


Supervise assigned staff.  Duties include but are not limited to: recruitment, training, planning and directing work, reviewing performance with employee, and ensuring compliance with Commission and FWRI rules, policies, and procedures.


Enters, analyzes and interprets fisheries data.


Maintains equipment including boats, trailers and sampling gear.


Collaborates with other Commission biologists to coordinate field sampling activities.


Prepares manuscripts for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation at professional or public meetings. Performs other duties as required and participates in public outreach events, as appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications:   A 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.


Preferred Qualifications:  A master's degree from an accredited college or university in fisheries or aquatic sciences.  


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: 

Knowledgeable in terminology, techniques (including fish identification) and quantitative analyses commonly used in freshwater fisheries field and laboratory research; Proficient in use of personal computers and associated software (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point, SAS, SYSTAT andArcView);  Skilled at oral and written communication;  Ability to: safely operate, trailer and maintain boats up to 22’ in length; effectively prioritize work to meet project deadlines; effectively supervise others; perform physically demanding work in harsh environmental conditions; lift loads in excess of 50 lbs on a regular basis and possess and maintain a valid driver's license.


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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