Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III - FWC

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000219 

Salary:  $1,456.45 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 08/12/2018 

Anticipated Vacancy

Address: 1937 Banana Grove Road Moore Haven, FL 33471

Supervisor: Beth Morford

Description of duties: Incumbent is responsible for day to day operations on the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area located in Glades County for the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation.  Specific duties include developing and implementing budgets and annual operational plans, supervising 3 F&W Technicians and 1 F&W Biological Scientist II and seasonal staff as needed, providing oversight and participating in habitat improvement/restoration programs, monitoring wildlife populations, developing and promoting public use programs including both hunting and non-hunting uses, working across division and agency lines on various issues including watershed improvements and restoration, and setting/implementing management and restoration objectives consistent with agency and division directives.

Broadband code: 19-1023-3

Class code: 5074

Region: South

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III

County: Glades

Working hours: 8-5 M-F, evening and weekends as required

List of any subordinates supervised:  2 FTE Technicians, 1 OPS Technician and 1 OPS Biologist II

Residency requirement: On-site housing provided

Level of Education (minimum): Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of the biological sciences

Hire-in Pay:  $37,867.70 (annually)

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: Fort Myers

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