OPS - Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III - FWC

Requisition No: 32130

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F&W Bio Sci III (Data Quality Mgr) - 77907595

Position Number: 77907595

Salary:  $20 to $23 per hour DOE (Depending on Experience)

Posting Closing Date: 03/28/2018

Funding for this position provided by a 3 year grant. Continued employment is subject to annual renewals.

The State of Florida's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute seeks a Data Quality Manager for the State of Florida Shorebird Program.

Job Description

This position will support the Shorebird Program through data-related partner communications, training, attending partnership meetings, and Help Desk support.  This position will require frequent communication with an array of professional staff and volunteers who collect shorebird monitoring data across the state (i.e. conducting trainings, webinars, and presentations).  In addition, the position will coordinate and complete Data Quality (QC) review and correction. This position will assist with the design and function of database user interfaces including built in quality assurance measures & quality control procedures.  This person will develop and disseminate training materials, receive and share partner feedback with relevant shorebird program staff/teams, and ensure that information is reported back to monitoring partners. This position will serve as the primary point of contact for partners on all shorebird protocols and data-related needs.  The position will be based out of Gainesville, Florida.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences or computer science or information systems field and two years of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences and one year of professional experience as described above; or a doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences

Preferred Experience

Preference may be given to applicants who have experience with relational databases in MS Access, and SQL Server, or Oracle.

Knowledge, Skill(s), and Abilities

Knowledge of: Monitoring protocols and data collection techniques for shorebirds and seabirds; terminology, principles, and techniques used in biological research, analysis, data collection, and data management.  Skills: Create standardized QC queries; create and use relational databases in MS Access, and SQL Server, or Oracle; writing for both lay and scientific audiences; effectively conveying information via webinars, trainings, and presentations.  Ability to: communicate technical information effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work both independently as well as part of a team; utilize problem-solving techniques.

Where To Apply

Applicants are required to apply through People First by the closing date listed.  Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time of application online.

If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287.

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT?  Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.


  *   State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
  *   Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
  *   Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
  *   Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements. Consult with People First or the servicing Human Resource Office to determine eligibility.)
  *   Deferred Compensation - voluntary
  *   Employee Assistance Program – voluntary


  *   Any form of paid leave
  *   Paid holidays
  *   Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  *   Reinstatement rights or retention rights

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: Gainesville

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