OPS - Fisheries & Wildlife Biologist IV - FWC

Requisition No: 28037 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W BS IV - 77902285

Position Number: 77902285 

Salary:  $21.40 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 02/01/2018 

Class Title:    Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist IV

Broadband Code:  19-1023-02

Class Code:  5075

Office/Section:  Conservation Planning Services, Land Use Planning

Location:  Tallahassee

Supervisor:   Jason Hight                                                                                                                                               

Salary: $21.40/hour / $1,711.82 biweekly

Advertisement: Open Competitive

Working hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 40 hours/week

List of any subordinates supervised: none

Years of Experience Desired:  2+

Education:   Bachelor’s degree in a life or physical science

% Travel Required:  0-25%


Description of duties:

The Division of Habitat and Species Conservation’s Office of Conservation Planning Services, is seeking a fish and wildlife professional to provide technical assistance to stakeholders and partner agencies for land use planning activities.  The position requires an understanding of fish and wildlife ecology and management needs, as well as a practical knowledge of native-habitat management and recovery techniques suited to Florida landscapes.  Candidates may be expected to demonstrate their proficiency in technical writing and the publication of maps using GIS software during the interview process.  The ideal candidate will have mastered these knowledge, skills and abilities and has land management, species management, habitat restoration, or environmental permitting experience.  This position serves as staff to the Land Use Planning (LUP) Program in the Office of Conservation Planning Services (CPS).  CPS provides technical assistance to a wide array of private and public sector landowners and local, state, and federal governmental entities on conservation-related issues.  The LUP Program coordinates collaborative consultations for large land use planning efforts, particularly those that anticipate going through a regulatory process (e.g. County Comprehensive Plan and development processes, Environmental Resource Permits, major watershed initiatives, etc.) and have potential to impact fish and wildlife resources.

This work involves close coordination and collaboration with other fish and wildlife professionals and stakeholders, both internal and external to the agency, biological data analysis, report-writing, and monitoring and evaluating work plan outcomes.  This position is responsible for assisting with implementation of special initiatives related to conflict wildlife issues, imperiled species management related to regulated land and water use, and innovative techniques for private lands conservation.  Responsibilities also include assisting the LUP Program Administrators with short- and long-term LUP planning and reporting; coordination of LUP operational activities and programs with internal and external stakeholders; development of and contribution to new tools to address communication and support for species and habitat conservation and management efforts.

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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 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 garner public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner.  Responsibilities may include legislative interactions.

Desired Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife or fisheries management, zoology, environmental sciences or other closely related curriculum, Graduate Degree and two years of professional experience preferred.


**Please provide a cover letter and resume along with your application.  Applicants without both a cover letter and resume with their application will not be considered.

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.