Land Conservation Planner IV - FWC

Requisition No: 65200 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: PLANNER IV - 77001173

Salary:  $1,456.45 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 06/25/2019 

Position Number:  77001173

Position Title:  Land Conservation Planner IV

Salary:  $1,456.45 bi-weekly

Supervisor:  Tom Houston

Broadband Code:  13-1111-04

Class Code:  2234

Position address:  620 South Meridian Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Region:  Northwest

County:  Leon

Working hours:  Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm

List of any subordinates supervised:  None

Residency requirement:  Yes

Level of Education: A Bachelor of Science degree


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Florida Driver’s License required.  ESRI and AICP certification preferred but not required.


Position description and duties: 



The Land Conservation and Planning (LCP) subsection has program responsibilities that include administration and implementation of FWC’s land acquisition and land management planning programs, as well as numerous other types of land conservation and management work projects on a statewide basis.  These include: FWC liaison coordination with the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC); administering and implementing FWC’s Land Management Planning Program; FWC Florida Forever Inholdings and Additions Land Acquisition Program; intra-agency, inter-agency, and stakeholder coordination; and public meeting facilitation.  Other work duties include projects requiring extensive GIS analysis, review of new legislation, policy development, issue teams, and other special projects relating to conservation acquisition, planning, and land management issues.  The incumbent in this position is responsible for the following:




The incumbent is responsible for the following: Assists section with development, coordination, review, and/or implementation of various acquisition projects and proposals, including completion of grant applications, agenda items, Conservation Action Strategies, reports, contracts and appraisals, and other documents relating to the FWC’s land acquisition programs, attend site visits, perform GIS analyses, etc.  Reviews ARC agenda items, as necessary, and assists with Florida Forever project ranking and evaluations.


Assists with and coordinate the development and updating of land management plans for WMAs and WEAs including the coordination with area biologists and other relevant stakeholders, and traveling to the area for site visits, as necessary.   Includes extensive coordination with local and county entities, stakeholders, other FWC staff, and agencies (e.g., the Florida Forest Service, Department of Environmental Protection), to ensure all statutory components of the land management plans are completed. 


Assists with design, execution, and travel for Management Advisory Group meetings and public hearings, which is a required component of management plans for WMAs and WEAs; including contacting stakeholders, organizing overview and other required documents, ensuring reservations are made, keeping ongoing communication with area biologists and other relevant staff, and coordinating and executing internal meetings to assist in the accomplishment of management plan development and land acquisition.


Assist with the development and updating of GIS files, including accessing remote server to share, edit, and manage data used by the entire section.  Develop GIS layers and GIS analyses for FWC-managed lands, Florida Forever projects, and other potential acquisitions.  Assist section with evalution and updating of GIS models, layers, and templates.


Present FWC Management Plan and acquisition projects at ARC meetings, and attend ARC meetings, including travel to council meetings that occur outside of Tallahassee as necessary.


Performs similar or other work as required, as well as recommended or required training to enhance and maintain professional development and skills.

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: Tallahassee