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OPS F & W BS II - 77902354

Date:  Mar 23, 2023

FELDA, FL, US, 33930

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Requisition No: 713082 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W BS II - 77902354

Position Number: 77902354 

Salary:  $18.77 an hour 1920 hours a fiscal year 

Posting Closing Date: 04/12/2023 

Position number: 77902354

Position Address: Spirit of the Wild/Okaloacoochee Slough WMA Field Office, 100 CR 832 (Keri Road), Felda, FL 33930

Supervisor: Ryder Hochmuth

Rate of Pay:  $18.77/hour (40 hours per week; 1,920 hours per fiscal year)


Description of duties: This position is responsible for day-to-day operations on the Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area and is heavily field oriented. Field work will consist of a mixture of land management tasks and wildlife surveys and will include equipment and infrastructure maintenance. Responsibilities include chemically and mechanically treating invasive vegetation, preparing firebreaks, prescribed burning, native plantings, mowing, disking, and tree trimming throughout the area. Applicant will also complete wildlife surveys such as camera trap surveys, bat acoustic surveys, crested caracara surveys, aerial deer surveys, Christmas bird count, general taxonomic inventories, and opportunistic observations. Once surveys are completed, incumbent will log the recorded data in ArcMap to be used for an annual report for each survey type.


Additional duties include operating a hunter check station during deer and turkey seasons (including collection of biological samples), vegetation monitoring to determine natural community types, annual monitoring of cultural sites, water level monitoring, monitoring contractors and completing compliance checks, and assisting the lead area biologist with projects as needed.


The position will also assist with public use facilitation, preventative equipment maintenance, fence, gate, and sign repair and maintenance. The applicant will interact with various partner agencies and the public to provide information concerning wildlife and area management, rules, and regulations. The successful candidate must also occasionally attend regional and divisional meetings, various trainings, and assist on other management areas as needed. Applicants with knowledge of south Florida ecological communities, a valid S-130/S-190 wildland fire certification, and pesticide applicators license preferred.


Required Experience, Skills, and Abilities:


Must have the ability to operate specialized equipment, have strong organizational skills, and be experienced in accurately collecting and organizing field data. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are preferred. Must be able to work as part of a team and must be able to work independently. Must have the ability to navigate using GPS units and aerial maps. Must be in good physical condition and able to work outside in the South Florida environment year-round. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and walk or stand for extended time periods.


Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: South

Title: OPS Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Hendry

Working hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F, early morning, evenings, and weekends as required

List of any subordinates supervised: N/A

Residency requirement: N/A

Level of Education: Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.

Additional requirements: State of Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation to/from the job site.

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: Sarasota