Habitat & Species Conservation Section Leader - FWC

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77072968 

Salary:  $45,173.44 - $101,525.53 

Posting Closing Date: 06/22/2017 


Working Title: Invasive Plant Management Section Leader

Broadband/Class Code: 11-9121-03

Annual Salary Range: $45,173.44 - $101,525.53

City: Tallahassee

Facility: Carr Building

Pay Grade/Pay Band: 530


Section Leader, Invasive Plant Management Section


The successful candidate will be subject to financial disclosure in accordance with Section 112.3145 F.S.

A cover letter and resume should be included with the application package


Description of Duties:

This position reports directly to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Deputy Director in the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. The successful candidate will lead and direct the statewide invasive plant management program and its subsections ensuring programs meet priorities, goals and objectives of the Commission.


Duties include:

Oversee and provide direction for the planning, coordination, and administration of invasive plant management in public waters and conservation lands; ensure accomplishment of the Commission’s goals of providing navigation, recreation, public health and safety and conservation of fish and wildlife resources through maintenance control and applied research programs; coordinate state aquatic and upland invasive plant management activities among federal, state, and local governments as well as industry, universities and the public; develop and administer a $40 million budget ensuring expenditures do not exceed budget authority and are spent according to the requirements of Florida Statutes; assist in formulation of internal policies and procedures; directly supervise three subsection administrators and an Operations Management Consultant. Position requires some travel within the state of Florida.


The position is responsible for ensuring that the provisions and requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, related to the Department of Financial Services’ rules and FWC’s invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures are followed.


Work at FWC is cross-functional meaning duties may cross division/office lines. The Commission expects employees to function across FWC’s organization structure by providing their skills and expertise wherever needed through work on teams or as directed.


The incumbent must possess strong skills in leadership, partnership development and maintenance, administration, and organization including time management. This position requires strong abilities to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. The incumbent must be able to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.


Preferred Qualifications:

At least 3 years of professional experience in the management of invasive plants. Knowledge of Florida’s invasive plant problems and the methods available for managing them.  Experience supervising professional staff. Excellent skills in leadership, written and oral communication. Experience and ease in public speaking.  Knowledge of the State of Florida’s procurement rules and 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee