SES - Biological Administrator II - FWC

Requisition No: 46724 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000438 

Salary:  $1,846.16 bi-weekly + benefits

Posting Closing Date: 11/14/2018 

Anticipated Vacancy

Address and telephone number:  620 South Meridian St., Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-1600

Supervisor:  Claire Sunquist Blunden, Position


NOTE: A resume and a cover letter describing the applicant’s experience with wildlife and/or natural resource planning, conservation and management, particularly as it relates to the duties described below, must also be submitted with the application. Only electronic applications are accepted


Description of responsibilities and duties: The Species Conservation Planning Section (SCP) is seeking a statewide biological administrator with strong leadership, team building, administrative, and managerial skills. The position will be responsible for imperiled species management planning (ISMP) and implementation and overseeing the taxa coordination functions of the section. Duties include, but are not limited to: work plan development for ISMP implementation and conservation coordinators; budget development and administration, including grant monitoring and reporting requirements; personnel management; technical assistance; coordination with other agency sections, divisions, and offices to achieve the ISMP and taxa coordination functions; working with external partners and stakeholders; including the US Fish and Wildlife Service; participation on FWC and external teams; and direct and indirect supervision of professional and administrative staff. Responsibilities and duties may include legislative interactions, Commission presentations, representing the agency in various forms, and serving as the acting section leader.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Knowledge of wildlife ecology, science, management and conservation; Florida’s fish and wildlife, and the conservation programs addressing them; U.S. Endangered Species Act and Florida’s imperiled species management system; and principles of adaptive leadership and collaborative governance. 

Skills in the use of multi-media to convey information, solicit information and provide a forum for sharing ideas; the use of Microsoft Office software, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Google Earth or ArcGIS; time, project, and organizational management; leading and facilitating meetings; writing, and problem solving. 

Abilities to work well with internal and external stakeholders; provide clear, timely, and effective updates to senior management; communicate effectively both in writing and orally to large and small groups; motivate, influence and lead staff, partners, and stakeholders to achieve desired results; work independently and in a highly adaptive environment; work well with a variety of personalities and with persons of varied levels of wildlife conservation understanding; manage own and others emotions; evaluate processes and outcomes and adapt approaches accordingly; to assess employee work performance and provide feedback; prepare correspondence and administrative reports; to establish and maintain effective working

relationships with others; and travel overnight to complete job tasks.


Broadband code: 11-9121-2

Class code:  5040

Region: Statewide

Title: Biological Administrator II - SES

County:  Negotiable

Working hours: 8am-5pm, 40+hours per week, work hours may vary.

List of any subordinates supervised: Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist IV (4 FTE, 1 OPS); OPS Bio III

Residency requirement: no

Level of Education- minimum of bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife or fisheries management, zoology, environmental sciences or other closely related curriculum; Graduate Degree preferred.

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.


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