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Date: May 4, 2021

Location: PERRY, FL, US, 32348

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Requisition No: 364782 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77072822 

Salary:  $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 05/20/2021 

Position Number:  77072822

Address: 663 Plantation Rd., Perry, FL 32348

Direct Supervisor: Josh Hendricks



Description of Duties:  Assists lead biologists in developing and implementing management programs for the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area. Assists with planning and implementing 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. Assists with planning, developing, and coordinating 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. Assists with developing bid specifications, overseeing contracts, and monitoring vendor compliance. Assists with the completion of annual work plans, budget proposals, accomplishment reports and other administrative tasks. Coordinates public hunting and other recreational activities, including coordination and operation of check stations.       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. Assists with responding to nuisance bear complaints, reports of road-killed bears, and other wildlife issues. Completes other duties or assists on other areas as assigned.


Broadband Code:  19-1023-02

Class Code:  5028

Region:  North Central

Title:  Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist, Level 2

County:  Taylor

Headquarters:  Big Bend WMA Field Office

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

Starting Salary: $32,088.68 annual

List of Subordinates Supervised:  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:  Will be required to obtain and maintain a Florida Class E Drivers License and Florida Certified Burn Manager Certification.


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