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OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - 42902655

Date: Nov 1, 2018

Location: BRYCEVILLE, FL, US, 32009

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Requisition No: 47234 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - 42902655

Position Number: 42902655 

Salary:  $13.43 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/15/2018 

OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

 ***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY--

THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION***

CONTACT:
Dianne Fleming, (904) 266-8360
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences.

Certain positions within this class require individuals to meet specific federal or state regulations as identified by the employing agency.

Requires possession of a valid Class "E" Driver License.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work
history, hours worked and formal education are required to be
considered in qualifying for this position.  Responses to
Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate
Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be
attached to provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. 
Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NOTES:

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $13.43 hourly.

JOB DUTIES:

The Biological Scientist I will work on upland invasive species inventory and control, work closely with Florida Forest Service staff and will also be required to conduct fieldwork independently without direct supervision.

The biologist will have a good general familiarity with the plants, animals, and ecology of Florida and experience in surveying and treating exotic upland plants, working with contractor crews, good written and verbal communication skills.  Some familiarity with GPS and GIS is needed, and must be willing to travel in the Jacksonville district (Nassau, Duval and Clay counties) in a state vehicle.  This is largely a field oriented position but will also assist in data processing and grant writing. Specific examples of work performed include but are not limited to the following:

Plan and conduct fieldwork to find and document invasive plants on state forest and to process the locations into GIS.

Plan and execute mechanical and herbicide treatments of upland non-native/invasive plants on state forest.

Coordinate with contractor crews or volunteers for non-native/invasive plant control.

Assist in the preparation and submission of upland non-native/invasive grants according to necessary time schedules.  Prepare written reports and participate in meetings as necessary to meet grant requirements.

Attend Florida Forest Service staff meetings and training as required.  Attend meetings and workshops relevant to performance of position.

Maintain district herbicide inventory and tracking.

Attend S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training and participate in the Jacksonville district’s prescribed fire program as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned including the proper maintenance of all assigned equipment and vehicles.

SPECIAL NOTES:

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: Jacksonville