Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II - FWC

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77001086 

Salary:  $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 07/15/2018 

Address: 575 Caravelle Farms Road Palatka, FL 32177

Supervisor: Biological Scientist III, 77072820

Contact Person: Jason Slater


Description of duties

         Conducts planning, developing, and implementing of wildlife management programs on Caravelle Ranch WMA, in addition to assisting other area biologists on WMAs within the Northeast Region. 


A.    Administrative and Management Planning:  Provides assistance in the preparation of long-range plans (conceptual management plans), operational plans (annual work plans), quarterly and annual progress reports and other administrative documents providing guidelines for multiple-use management.


B.    Public Use and Management Regulations:  Provides supervisory personnel with information, recommendations and justification for regulations governing public use. 


C.    Management Practices:  Assists with the application of various wildlife habitat management practices including prescribed burning, mowing and chopping, development of dove fields and installation of non-invasive annual food plots.


D.    Wildlife and Vegetation Surveys:  Conducts population surveys of game, nongame, threatened and endangered wildlife species using scientifically accepted techniques.  Surveys habitat types and monitors changes which take place in these vegetative communities. 


E.    Development, Maintenance, Supervision:  Plans, develops, and maintains projects to facilitate public use including road construction, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates.  Maintains existing buildings and construction of new facilities and utilities.  Performs minor repairs, such as maintenance to boat ramps, parking lots, roads, buildings, water control structures or submits specifications for contracting for needed extensive maintenance.  Supervises OPS check station operators and directs community service assignees and volunteers.


F.    Recreational Activities: Assists lead biologist with preparation of detailed regulations governing recreational activities on the area.  Conducts standard necropsy and collects biological data from hunter-harvested animals.  Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions.


G.   Maintenance of Assigned Equipment:  Maintains equipment in a clean, safe and usable condition.  Follows manufacturer's recommendations for periodic maintenance.


Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: Northeast

Title: Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Putnam

Working hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, with some variation.

List of any subordinates supervised:  None

Residency requirement:     25 mile radius of Caravelle Ranch WMA entrance.

Level of Education: Bachelor’s of Science Degree

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: Palatka

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