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FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III - 77000919

Date: Feb 17, 2021

Location: PERRY, FL, US, 32348

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Requisition No: 312621 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III - 77000919

Position Number: 77000919 

Salary:  $1,456.45 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 03/09/2021 

Position Number:  77000919

 

Address: 663 Plantation Road, Perry, FL 32348

 

Direct Supervisor:  Sharon Hester

 

 

Description of Duties:  Serves as one of the co-Lead Area Biologists responsible for planning, development and implementation of management programs for the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area, in close cooperation with the other co-Lead Area Biologist and District Biologist.  Plans and implements effective and cost-efficient habitat management practices, such as prescribed burning, upland and wetland restoration, mechanical and chemical vegetation treatments, oversight of timber operations, water level manipulations, and other projects.  Plans, develops, and coordinates projects to facilitate public use, such as road construction and maintenance, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation and repair, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates.  Develops and oversees bid specifications, contracts, and monitoring of vendor compliance.  Completes annual work plans, budget proposals, performance reports, accomplishment reports and other administrative tasks.  Coordinates public hunting and other recreational activities, including coordination and operation of check stations.  Designs and conducts population surveys of selected species using scientifically-accepted techniques, including data analysis and report writing.  Surveys habitat types and monitors changes that take place in vegetative communities. Provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations and other agencies regarding wildlife biology and wildlife habitat management.  Proposes regulations based on sound biological and sociological principles. Participates in seminars and workshops relating to wildlife resource management.  Responds to nuisance bear complaints, reports of road-killed bears, and other wildlife issues within assigned area. Completes other duties or assists on other areas as assigned.

 

Broadband Code:  19-1023-03

Class Code:  5074

Region:  North Central

Title:  Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist – Level 3

County:  Taylor

Working Hours:  8:00am – 5:00pm, with weekend and after-hours work occasionally required

List of Subordinates Supervised:  Three full time employees; two full time OPS employees; and multiple seasonal OPS employees

Residency Requirement:  None

Level of Education:    Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a life or physical science.  B.S. degree in Wildlife Management or Wildlife Science is preferred.

License Requirements:  Florida Driver’s License.

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: Lake City