Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II (Seasonal)

OPS - Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II (Seasonal) – FWC

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W Biological Scientist II (Seasonal)

Position Number: 77907339

Salary: $15.00/hr, 40 hr per week, 15-week position

Posting Closing Date: 06/01/2018

Start Date: 07/02/2018

Address: Joe Budd Field Office, 5300 High Bridge Road, Quincy, FL 32351

Supervisor: Kevin Enge

Contact Person:

Description of Duties:  The person would help plan and conduct trapping surveys of alligator snapping turtles in panhandle rivers.  The person should be able to operate a motorboat, set large hoop net traps, mark turtles by drilling marginal scutes and inserting PIT tags, and collect measurement data on turtles.  Data will be entered into an Excel database. All equipment must be maintained and operated in safe working order, float plans need to be filed, and administrative tasks need to be completed.

Minimum Level of Education:  B.S. degree in the biological sciences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Applicant must obtain boater safety certification and be able to operate and trailer a motorboat.  Applicant should have knowledge in turtle identification, trapping, and data collection. Applicant should be in good physical condition, able to lift at least 100 lb, willing to work long hours in inclement conditions and travel overnight for multiple days.  Applicant must have the ability to maintain good working relationships with others in the office and field; think logically and apply problem-solving techniques; effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Application Requirements:

Please submit a current resume, list of three references, and a cover letter along with your State of Florida Employment Application to  Because this is a seasonal position, it is not being advertised in People First, and you should not apply for it in People First.

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: Tallahassee