Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III - FWC

Requisition No: 11705 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77001111 

Salary:  $1,456.45 Bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 06/09/2017 

Position: 10088 NW 53rd Street, Sunrise, FL 33351

Supervisor: Marsha Ward

Description of duties: Incumbent is responsible for day to day operations on the Holey Land and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas located in Palm Beach County for the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section within the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. Specific duties include developing and implementing budgets and annual operational plans, providing direct supervision for 2 FTE’s, providing contract oversight and participating in hydrologic and vegetative restoration programs, conducting wildlife surveys, developing and promoting public use programs including both hunting and non-hunting uses, and setting management and restoration objectives consistent with agency and division directives.

Broadband code: 19-1023-3

Class code: 5035

Region: South

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III

County: Broward

Working hours: 8-5 M-F, evening and weekends as required

List of any subordinates supervised: 1 Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist II and 1 Fish/Wildlife Technician, seasonal staff as needed.

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

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the biological sciences and 2 years of experience in habitat and/or wildlife management. Must be willing and able to conduct wildlife surveys from aircraft. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have some supervisory experience.

Level of Education- A.A.; A.S.; B.A.: Bachelors degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.

Salary: $1,456.45 bi-weekly + benefits

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.