OPS - Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II - FWC

Requisition No: 28538 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W BS II - 77902013

Position Number: 77902013 

Salary:  $15.43 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 02/17/2018 

Address: 11835 Seminole-Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach FL 33412

Supervisor : Pamela Boody


Description of duties:

This Other Personal Services (OPS) position works to manage natural communities, wildlife populations and the day to day operations on the John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area located Martin and Palm Beach Counties.  


Assists lead biologist in planning, developing and implementing natural community restoration and wildlife management programs on the area.  


Provides assistance in the preparation of various plans and documents that guide multiple-use management. 


Assists with the application of land management treatments including prescribed burning, mechanical vegetation treatment and chemical control of invasive plants. 


Surveys and monitors focal and listed wildlife species using scientifically accepted protocols. 


Conducts vegetation surveys including those of imperiled native flora and monitors vegetation response to habitat manipulations.   


Plans, develops and oversees construction and maintenance of public use infrastructure including roads, parking areas, kiosks, picnic facilities, vault toilet, campsites, trails, fences and gates.


Assists with management of public recreational use programs, including hunter check station operation and oversight. 


Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions.    


Assists and collaborates with staff on other conservation areas and provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and other government agencies regarding wildlife and habitat management.  


Participates in team meetings, seminars and workshops relating to wildlife resource management or other training opportunities.  


Provides presentations to conservation organizations, schools and civic groups.   


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge and experience in conducting wildlife surveys with an emphasis on nongame species, analyzing data, and summarizing results


Knowledge and experience with the application of prescribed fire


Knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of invasive

exotic vegetation


Knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS and its application


Ability to operate and maintain trailers, 4WD trucks, ATVs, swamp buggies, tractors and farm implements


Ability to work independently and in a variety of weather conditions


Ability to work efficiently in a team of diverse people with differing backgrounds


Ability to plan and prioritize work assignments


Ability to interact and communicate effectively with stakeholders


Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data


Skill in use of Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)


Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: South

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II (OPS)

County: Martin and Palm Beach

Working hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Monday through Friday, with early morning, evening, weekend and holiday work as required. 

List of any subordinates supervised: Seasonal OPS (hunter check station operators) and occasional volunteers

Residency requirement: None

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

Hire-in Pay:  $15.43 an hour

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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami