OPS - Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II - FWC

Requisition No: 13362 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W BS II - 77901964

Position Number: 77901964 

Posting Closing Date: 07/03/2017 

Position Address: Okaloacoochee Slough WMA Field Office 100 CR 832 (Keri Road) Felda, FL 33930

Supervisor: Katelyn Horn

Rate of Pay:  $15.43/hour (40 hours per week)


Description of duties:   Incumbent will be responsible for day to day operations on the Okaloacoochee Slough WMA. This OPS Biological Scientist II position includes a combination of equipment maintenance and field work.  Incumbent must be able to operate and maintain various types of equipment such as farm tractors, mowers, ATVs, buggies, trailers, motorized hand tools (chainsaws, weed-eaters, etc) and roller choppers and discs.  Field work includes various land management activities (preparing firebreaks, prescribed burning, mowing, treating exotic vegetation) as well as hunter check station operation (including collection of biological samples), wildlife surveys, water level monitoring, and assisting the lead area biologist with other projects as needed.


Required Experience, Skills and Abilities: Must have experience in safely operating, maintaining, and repairing tools, power equipment, agricultural equipment and land management equipment.  Must be able to work as part of a team and must be able to work independently.  Must be in good physical condition and able to work outside in the South Florida environment year-round.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs and walk or stand for extended time periods. Incumbent must have a vehicle for transportation to/from the jobsite.  Regular working hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday but must be able to work variable hours depending on the need; this may include early mornings, evenings, nights and weekends.


Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: South

Title: OPS Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Hendry

Working hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F, early morning, evenings and weekends as required

List of any subordinates supervised: NA

Residency requirement: NA

Level of Education: Minimum B.S. degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.

Other Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid Class E driver’s license with a clean driving record (Class A or B CDL preferred).

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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami