Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II - FWC

Requisition No: 47596 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000867 

Salary:  $32,088.68 annual, $1,234.18 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/25/2018 

Anticipated Vacancy

Address : 440 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Bch, FL 32082

Supervisor:   Wildlife Biological Scientist III


Description of Duties:   Assists in planning, developing, and implementing of wildlife management programs on Guana River WMA, in addition to assisting other biologists on WMAs within the Northeast Region. 


A.    Administrative and Management Planning:  Assists in preparation of long-range plans (conceptual management plans), operational plans (annual work plans), quarterly and annual progress reports and other administrative documents providing guidelines for multiple-use management.


B.    Management Practices:  Assists and/or conducts various wildlife habitat management practices including prescribed burning, mowing and chopping, installation of non-invasive annual food plots, exotic vegetation control, forest management, and water level management.


C.    Wildlife and Vegetation Surveys:  Conducts population surveys of game, nongame, threatened and endangered wildlife species using scientifically accepted techniques.  Surveys habitat types and monitors changes which take place in these vegetative communities. 


D.  Development, Maintenance:  Assists in planning, developing, and maintaining projects to facilitate public use including road construction, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates.  Maintains existing buildings and construction of new facilities and utilities.  Performs minor repairs, such as maintenance to boat ramps, parking lots, roads, buildings, water control structures or submits specifications for contracting for needed extensive maintenance. 


E.   Supervision:  Supervises OPS check station operators and volunteers.


F.    Recreational Activities: Assists in preparing detailed regulations governing recreational activities on the area.  Conducts standard necropsy and collects biological data from hunter-harvested animals.  Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions.


G.   Maintenance of Assigned Equipment:  Maintains equipment in a clean, safe and usable condition.  Follows manufacturer's recommendations for periodic maintenance.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

A bachelor's degree with a major in wildlife, ecology, natural resources, or similar discipline.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Skilled in the use of computers for word processing, information management, communications, and data management/analysis.  Experience using ArcGIS. Ability to safely operate vehicles, ATVs, trailers, and boats up to 19’.  Excellent organizational (time management, office organization, information management), customer service, communication, and problem solving skills.  Experience providing technical assistance to the public.  Experience in project management.  Ability to work well with minimal supervision, as well as participate actively in teams.  Ability to independently manage an array of projects simultaneously.  Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working partnerships. 


Broadband Code:  19-1023-02

Class Code:  5028

Region:  Northeast

Title:  Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County:  St. Johns

Working Hours:  8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday, with some variation

List of any Subordinates Supervised:  None

Residency Requirement:  25 mile radius of Guana River WMA.

Level of Education:  B.S. degree in the natural resource sciences required. Prefer: 2 years of professional biological experience.

Starting salary: $32,088.68 annual, $1,234.18 bi-weekly

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: Jacksonville

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