OPS - Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III – FWC

Requisition No: 53988 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS-F & W Biological Scientist III - 77904098

Position Number: 77904098 

Salary:  $22.15 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 03/02/2019 

Position number: 77904098

Address: 3911 Highway 2321, Panama City, FL 3240

Supervisor : Fred Robinette 

Salary: $22.15/hour with maximum allowable hours in a year = 1,920


Description of duties:

This OPS position works with a team of biologists and technicians to manage natural communities and wildlife populations on the Fitzhugh Carter Tract of Econfina Creek WMA.  The incumbent, under the direct supervision of the District Wildlife Biologist, assists with the planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive fisheries and wildlife management program on the area.  Surveys and monitors focal and imperiled wildlife species using scientifically accepted protocols.  Conducts vegetation surveys including those of imperiled native flora and monitors vegetation response to habitat manipulations.   Assists landowner with maintenance of public use infrastructure including roads, parking areas, kiosks, picnic facilities, trails, boat ramps, water control structures, fences, gates, and equipment maintenance/storage compound as needed.  Assists with management of public recreational use programs.  Assists with wildlife disease surveillance.  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 including nuisance bear abatement.  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

▪  Experience with ArcGIS and GPS and its application.

▪  Ability to operate and maintain 4WD vehicles, tractors, farm implements, ATVs, and outboard motors

▪  Ability to work independently and in a variety of weather conditions

▪  Experience in the supervision of others on the job

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

▪  Ability to plan and prioritize work assignments, multi-task

▪  Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers

▪  Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data

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


Broadband code: 19-1023-03

Class code: 5074

Region:  Northwest (03)

Title:  OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III
County: Washington County

Working hours: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (CST), Monday through Friday, may require some night or weekend duty; maximum allowable hours in a year = 1,920

List of any subordinates supervised: OPS Fish and Wildlife Technician; OPS Check Station Operators

Residency requirement: Florida, must reside within a 25 mile radius of the Econfina Creek WMA

Minimum Level of Education- Bachelor’s Degree in a life or physical science


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: Fort Walton Beach

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