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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: LAKELAND, FL, US, 33811

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Requisition No: 70923 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000856 

Salary:  $1,846.16 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 08/28/2019 

Anticipated Vacancy

Position Number: 77000856

Position Title: Biological Administrator II

Salary Range: $1,846.16 bi-weekly

Supervisor: Brad Gruver

Broadband Code: 11-9121-02

Class Code: 5040

Physical Address: TBD

Region: TBD

County: TBD

Working hours: 8am – 5pm, work hours may vary

List of any subordinates supervised: 5 FTE  and 4 OPS positions

Residency Requirement: None

An application should include a cover letter and resume


Level of Education Bachelor’s in one of the biological or natural resource sciences is required, M.S. in one of the biological or natural resource sciences is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Biological expertise in one or more nongame taxa. Knowledge of U.S. Endangered Species Act and Florida’s imperiled species management system. Conservation project management experience.  Strong supervisory, leadership, facilitation, communication, and organizational skills. Administrative experience managing budgets, developing work plans, managing grants, and mentoring staff. Ability to work well with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to provide clear, timely, and effective updates to senior management.


Description of Duties: Serve as Regional Operations Subsection administrator within the Species Conservation Planning Section (SCP) and serve as the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation (HSC) Lead for the Florida Shorebird Program (FSP). This position is responsible for the leading, supervising, and administering SCP regional operations, including FSP operations, in the five FWC regions and includes: recruiting, training, and supervising staff; planning, budgeting, and directing work; and ensuring compliance with agency and HSC rules, policies, and procedures.  Duties include, but are not limited to:


Working with the Florida Wildlife Research Institute Lead for the FSP to continue development and management of the FSP, including grant writing, grant management, budget management, development of a long-term funding plan, and providing leadership and oversight for the FSP, ensuring the FSP maintains focus on program goals and grant deliverables;


Ensuring Regional Operations staff are actively developing and maintaining regional expertise for listed, high-priority, and other nongame wildlife species; developing, coordinating, and implementing regionally-based survey, monitoring, and other conservation projects to benefit listed or high-priority nongame wildlife species;


Assisting with the preparation of biological assessments and biological status reviews, and in the development and implementation of species action plans and other documents necessary for the implementing the Imperiled Species Management Plan and imperiled species listing process;


Providing species expertise as technical assistance to other FWC staff and outside entities;

serving as a subject matter expert for HSC and FWC to augment and advance conservation goals for nongame wildlife species; and coordinating with other divisions, offices, institutes, and sections to achieve agency conservation goals.


Other duties as assigned.


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: Lakeland