OPS - Biological Scientist II - FWC

Requisition No: 11624 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS-Biological Scientist II - 77904083

Position Number: 77904083 

Salary:  $15.43 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 06/09/2017 

Address:10088 NW 53rd Street Sunrise, FL 33351

Supervisor: Ms. Rachel Young


Description of duties: Incumbent is responsible for day to day operations on the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area located in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties for the Wildlife and Habitat Management section within the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. Specific duties include contract oversight and participation in hydrologic and vegetative restoration programs, conducting wildlife surveys, assisting with the development and implementation of budgets and annual operational plans, assisting with the development and promotion of both hunting and non-hunting public use programs, and assistance with setting management and restoration objectives consistent with agency and division directives.


Knowledge of south Florida ecological communities, primarily in the Everglades ecosystem, and the ability to navigate using GPS units and aerial maps preferred. The ability to operate specialized equipment, strong organizational skills, and experience in accurately collecting and organizing field data is preferred. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are preferred. This job involves strenuous work in extreme weather conditions typical of south Florida and requires the incumbent to be in good physical condition and able to work outside year-round. Incumbent should be comfortable working independently in the field once trained.


Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: South

Title: OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Broward

Working hours: 8-5 M-F; early mornings, evenings, and weekends as required

List of any subordinates supervised: N/A

Residency requirement: Must live within 25 miles of Sunrise Wildlife Field Office

Level of Education: Minimum Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.

Hire-in Pay:  $15.43/hour plus insurance benefits (must meet eligibility requirements)

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.