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OPS F & W BS II - 77902129

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: PUNTA GORDA, FL, US, 34714

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Requisition No: 285362 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W BS II - 77902129

Position Number: 77902129 

Salary:  $18.77 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 02/04/2021 

Position number: 77902129

Address: Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Supervisor: Ethan Noel

Description of Duties:



Serves as a Biological Scientist II primarily conducting wildlife inventories and monitoring surveys on Babcock/Webb WMA.  Surveys will be conducted per established protocols and will include, but are not limited to, herpetofauna drift fence arrays, small mammal surveys, mesomammal surveys, and avian point counts.  Incumbent shall coordinate with local staff to ensure completion of survey activities as prescribed in Wildlife Conservation, Prioritization, and Recovery (WCPR) Strategies and Land Management Plans.  Assist with entering data in the Survey and Monitoring Protocol (SaMP) database and reporting survey results.  Incumbent will also be responsible for managing data sets and producing technical reports.


This is a temporary position that is anticipated to last a minimum of four years.


WMA and WEA Responsibilities: Perform wildlife surveys on multiple taxa using a wide range of techniques; maintain equipment; accurately and routinely submit reports of activities and accomplishments using on-line databases and ArcGIS; provide technical assistance to other biologists.


Knowledge, skills and abilities: Wildlife biology; identification of birds by sight and sound; ability to use field guides and keys to identify amphibians, reptiles and mammals.  Assessment and inventory of wildlife and habitat; collection and analysis of biological data; ability to write scientific reports.  Familiarity with outdoor recreational activities and ability to communicate conservation principles to the public.  Ability to organize/plan work assignments and set priorities; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Familiarity with GPS, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office.  Ability to operate 4 wheel-drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and other equipment preferred.  Ability to work safely outdoors and tolerate extreme temperatures, high humidity, biting insects and other hazards.


Additional requirements: Employee allowed to work a maximum of 1,920 hours per year (prorated based up on hiring date).

Starting pay rate: $18.77 / hr.

Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: Southwest

Title: OPS+ -Biological Scientist II

County: Charlotte

Working hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am-5pm with guaranteed assignments outside normal daily working hours

List of any subordinates supervised: N/A

Residency requirement: None

Level of Education: BS required in a life or physical science.  MS preferred (a specific degree in wildlife management/science/conservation/ecology is strongly recommended).

Additional requirements: Employee must obtain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License.

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: Orlando