OPS - Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II - FWC

Requisition No: 26067 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77902466 

Salary:  $15.43 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 01/17/2018 


Address: Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area 29200 Tuckers Grade Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Supervisor: Seth Sofferin

Description of duties: Wildlife Management Area Responsibilities:  Includes direct involvement with Florida Forest Service assisting in the development and implementation of management programs for the Babcock Ranch Preserve.  Provides assistance for coordination of the development and periodic revision of long-range, comprehensive management plans, input and review for the preparation of programs, annual work plans, budget proposals, area regulations, brochures and reports.  Assists with the monitoring and management of a red-cockaded woodpecker population.  Assisting in the accomplishment of Commission-planned activities such as controlled burning, roller chopping, resource inventories, road repairs, fence maintenance, public hunt management, etc.  Assists with the implementation of a multi-tiered hunting program.  Propose regulations based on sound biological and sociological principles to control activities on the area.  Identification and protection of endangered species and habitats.  Documentation, recommendation and administration of eradication programs for exotic plant and animal species to ensure ecosystem integrity.


 Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Wildlife ecology; game management; ability to write technical reports; wildlife and habitat survey and inventory knowledge; the ability to operate outdoors under inclement weather conditions; the ability to identify common and imperiled species; the ability to work productively unsupervised; the ability to design statistically sound projects; strong GIS skills; strong leadership skills; strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with cooperators, coworkers, and constituents.


Rate of Pay: $15.43 an hour

Broadband code: 19-1023-2

Class code: 5028

Region: SW

Title: OPS - Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Charlotte

Working hours: 40 hrs.

List of any subordinates supervised: NA

Level of Education:

BS; MS preferred (a specific degree in wildlife management/science/conservation/ecology is strongly recommended).

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: Lakeland