Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II - FWC

Requisition No: 25243 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: INFORMATION SPECIALIST III - 77001189

Position Number: 77001189 

Salary:  $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 02/12/2018 

Pending reclassification to a  Fish and Wildlife Biologist II

Working Title: Wildlife Viewing Program Specialist

Position number:  77001189

Class Code:  5028

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

Region: Tallahassee

Working hours: 40hrs/week

List of any subordinates supervised: none

Residency requirement: None

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Division: Habitat and Species Conservation

Section:  Public Access Services Office

Sub-section:  Wildlife Viewing



This is professional position managing and coordinating statewide wildlife viewing program activities for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Wildlife Viewing Program.  The purpose of this program is to increase support for fish and wildlife conservation by increasing the numbers and engagement of wildlife viewers in Florida.  This is a career service position with an annual salary of $32,088.68


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develop and coordinate wildlife viewing programs that incorporate the natural history and management of target species and broaden awareness and support for wildlife conservation and the agency mission.
  • Apply effective strategies to recruit and maintain wildlife viewers.
  • Lead field experiences that introduce participants to wildlife viewing.
  • Coordinate the Wings Over Florida (WOF) bird and butterfly listing programs.
  • Develop online training opportunities focused on building wildlife viewing skills
  • Maintain the WOF products, program materials and social and website content.
  • Maintain and strengthen wildlife viewing program partnerships
  • Monitor trends and developments in wildlife viewing programs to improve and expand wildlife viewing in Florida.
  • Actively participate in the National Wildlife Viewing and Nature Tourism Working Group
  • Promote Wildlife Viewing programs and FWC at outreach events
  • Represent the agency and Office of Public Access Services on appropriate committees.
  • Develop operational work plans and prepare required program reports.
  • Prepare and monitor program budget.
  • Respond to customer requests for information as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings, prepare required forms, participate in professional development courses, complete timesheets in a timely and through manor, respond to telephone and mail inquires.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Florida’s natural communities
  • Knowledge of wildlife management practices
  • Ability to identify and interpret natural history information about birds, butterflies and other Florida wildlife
  • Knowledge of the recruitment and retention strategies
  • Knowledge of adult learning strategies
  • Excellent public speaking skills including leading field experiences
  • Experience in outreach and promotion
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Knowledge of social media and website maintenance
  • Skilled in operational planning and implementation
  • Skilled in using computer software applications particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe and Acrobat Professional.
  • Ability to travel when required (26% – 50%).
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work.
  • Ability to collaborate with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to create and distribute routine reports.
    • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques and apply critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
    • Ability to collect, organize, evaluate and analyze data.
    • Ability to design, edit and produce a variety of program materials.
    • Ability to maintain a valid drives’ license.
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


Minimum Qualification:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee