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FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77001006

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: EUSTIS, FL, US, 32726

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Requisition No: 268525 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77001006

Position Number: 77001006 

Salary:  Annual Salary: $35,745 + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2020 

LOCATION:  Negotiable with preference for Eustis (Lake County)

 

DESCRIPTION

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management (DFFM) of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invite applications for a Biological Scientist II who will join the FWC’s TrophyCatch program.

TrophyCatch is an angler-recognition, citizen-science, trophy-bass conservation program. Anglers participate in the program through its website (www.trophycatch.com) and document catch and release of Florida Bass that are ≥ 8 lbs. The program logs where and when these catches occur, and these data contribute to long-term and landscape-level analyses that guide and inform research and management practices for Florida’s bass fisheries.

Duties and responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Manage TrophyCatch submissions through a structured review process to ensure they meet program guidelines.
  • Query, summarize, and provide statistical analyses of program data for a variety of internal and external applications and reports.
  • Integrate into multiple teams that collaboratively address TrophyCatch operations, outreach, and data application.
  • Collaborate with fisheries management and research staff to conduct data analysis and develop research studies informed by or complementing TrophyCatch data.
  • Provide professional customer service to program participants and partners.
  • Assist with regional and local fisheries field work as proximity and scheduling permit.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and one year of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences.

 

STRONG CANDIDATES WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of fisheries science and management, with interest in and knowledge of recreational fisheries.
  • A general knowledge of the TrophyCatch program and other current initiatives in Florida’s freshwater fisheries.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Interest and ability to lead small teams, projects, or studies.
  • Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data.
  • Basic knowledge of database management.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, MS Office suite, statistical analysis software such as R or SAS, and geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to provide efficient and courteous written and verbal communications with public stakeholders and partners.
  • Experience in scientific and general audience writing.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection.
  • Ability to conduct field sampling in inclement weather including extreme heat.
  • Valid driver’s license

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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. 


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