OPS Biological Scientist II

Location: South Florida

Position: OPS Biological Scientist II

Agency: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Job Category: Temporary/Seasonal Positions

Salary: $17.33 per hour (no benefits) Last Date to Apply: 08/1/2019


Incumbent will be responsible for the operation of a waterfowl hunting check station at one of the Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA) in South Florida for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Specific duties include opening the STA, checking in permitted hunters, conducting a lottery for unpermitted hunters, correctly identifying and recording species harvested, reporting hunting pressure and harvest results via the internet, and representing the agency in a professional manner while providing service to the public. There are 7 positions to be filled with this announcement, with two employees for each check station.

All the STAs are in remote locations with no store/facilities nearby (there is a portable toilet at each site). Hours are on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday (depending on the STA), starting at 3:45 am until just after sunset each day (approximately 16 hours per day). There are hunts in September and late November, but most will be weekends from mid-December through early February (including holidays). There are scouting days on weekends before each hunting season begins.

STA 1W: Located in western Palm Beach County near 20-Mile Bend on State Road 880 just south of State Road

80. Hunts on this STA occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Housing options may be available on JW Corbett Wildlife Management Area approximately 15 miles northeast of STA 1W.

STA 2: Located in southwestern Palm Beach County, just north of the Broward County line and just east of US Highway 27. Hunts occur on Saturdays only.

STA 3/4: Located in southwestern Palm Beach County, adjacent to the Broward County line and just west of US Highway 27. Hunts occur on Fridays and Sundays. A travel trailer with electricity, air conditioning, and restroom will be provided for the nights before and after each hunt.

STA 5: Located in southeastern Hendry County, 29 miles south of State Road 80 and 2 miles east of County Road 835 (near the Palm Beach/Hendry County line). Hunts on STA 5 occur on Sundays only. State housing is available for this position. The state housing is located on Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area in Hendry County approximately 14 miles northwest of STA 5.

To apply, please email your resume to Rachel Young at: rachel.young@myfwc.com.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the life sciences, reliable transportation, a reliable cell phone, and the ability to work long hours independently once trained.

Contact Person: Rachel Young

Contact Phone: (954) 746-1789

Contact email: rachel.young@myfwc.com