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Date:  Sep 23, 2022

PERRY, FL, US, 32348

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Requisition No: 646341 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000920 

Salary:  $1,529.27 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 10/16/2022 

Position Number:  77000920

Position Title: Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist Scientist III

Address: 663 Plantation Road, Perry, FL 32348

Direct Supervisor: David Nicholson                       

Description of DutiesAn exciting opportunity exists for a Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist III to join a team of employees within the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section to assist with the management of Big Bend Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and other WMAs as needed.  FWC’s North Central Region is seeking a highly motivated applicant that is willing to take on the challenge of managing wildlife habitat and public recreational opportunities on 90,000+ acres of conservation land in Taylor and Dixie County. Primary responsibilities will include serving as a co-Lead Area Biologist responsible for planning, development and implementation of management programs for the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area, in close cooperation with a second 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.

   Preference will be given to those with direct prescribed burning and/or supervisory experience  

  Broadband Code: 19-1023-03

  Class Code: 5074

  Region: North Central

  County: Taylor

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

  Starting Salary: $1,529.27 biweekly + benefits

  List of Subordinates Supervised:  Four full time employees and multiple seasonal employees and volunteers

  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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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