Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III - FWC

Requisition No: 18512 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000158 

Salary:  $617.09 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 09/07/2017 

Anticipated Reclassification to Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

Part time FTE position (20 hours a week $ 617.09 bi-weekly) and part time OPS position (20 hours a week, $15.43 an hour)

 Position number 77000158

Address: 1239 SW 10th Street, Ocala, FL 34471

Supervisor: Tom Matthews


Description of duties
Site Assessment and Recreation Planning. 1) Conducting inventories and assessments of natural and cultural resources and recreational facilities and 2) planning recreational trails such as hiking, paddling, off-road cycling and equestrian trails. Drafts reports and summaries of assessments and inventories in support of recreation master plan development. 


Implementing Recreation Plans. 1) Constructing recreation amenities such as trailhead kiosks, boardwalks, and wildlife viewing structures; 2) clearing and marking trails; 3) installing interpretive signs and materials on trailhead and wildlife viewing structures and; 4) monitoring trail and amenity conditions and performing maintenance to ensure that trails and recreation amenities are maintained in satisfactory condition. 


Managing recreation resources. 1) Manage FWCs statewide visitation monitoring program including hardware and software maintenance and troubleshooting, training FWC staff, and data QA/QC; 2) Work with stakeholders and volunteers to implement and maintain recreation opportunities


Prepares required reports; maintains equipment and attends required training sessions.


Responsible for timely and accurate processing and/or approval as appropriate, of vendor invoices and warrants for payment of goods received or services rendered to avoid automatic interest penalty payments to said vendors.  Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, F.S., related to State Comptroller's rules and FWC invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures.


Courteously assists Commission constituents to resolve questions or problems they may have in matters relating to the Commission, its programs or fish and wildlife conservation generally.  Seeks to gather public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida's citizens in a positive and proactive manner.


Broadband code 19-1023-02

Class code 5034

Region NE

Title Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County Marion

Working hours 5 days per week (Part time FTE position 20 hours a week; part time OPS position 20 hours a week)

List of any subordinates supervised

Residency requirement

Level of Education- A bachelor’s degree in a life or physical science.

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.