OPS - Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II - FWC

Requisition No: 13876 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS-F&W BS II - 77902432

Position Number: 77902432 

Salary:  $15.43 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 07/06/2017 

Type of Advertisement: :Open Competitive

Address: 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee Florida 32399

Broadband code: 19-1023-03

Class code: 5074

Region: Northwest

Title: OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Leon

Working hours: 8 to 5

List of any subordinates supervised: none

Residency requirement: none


Level of Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in a life or biological science (such as wildlife conservation, natural resources management, environmental science or related subject) and one year of experience is required.

OPS Employment Description: The position is OPS (Other Personnel Services) which means that employees are paid for the number of hours they work.  OPS employees do not receive any form of paid leave, paid holidays, or participation in the Florida Retirement System. OPS employees do have the option to receive health insurance benefits.


Description of duties

This is specialized professional environmental work that includes oversight of monitoring information for impacts to marine turtles associated with beachfront lighting and beach nourishment.  Responsibilities include working with agency computer programmers on the development of a database to track monitoring reports; providing technical assistance to local, regional, state, and federal agencies, and other activities necessary to successfully accomplish tasks identified for the recovery of marine turtle populations. 


Knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to work outdoors in the coastal environment during the summer and occasionally at night, excellent organizational and verbal & written communication skills, strongdatabase and biological skills, prior experience working in marine turtle biology, behavior, and/or conservation, data management skills including experience using database programs (Excel, Access, and SharePoint), basic website management, ability to interpret and convey data including producing data summaries.     Position requires occasional overnight travel.


 Please provide a cover letter, a technical writing sample, and a resume when applying for the position.


Position Requirements:

1. Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.
2. Travel is required to perform the duties of this position (1-25%)

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