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Date:  Mar 17, 2023

SUNRISE, FL, US, 33326

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Requisition No: 792918 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77072936 

Salary:  $1,313.05 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 04/03/2023 

Position number: 77072936

Address: 10088 NW 53rd Street, Sunrise, FL 33351

Supervisor: Josiah Freese 

Description of duties: The FWC’s South Region is seeking a highly motivated candidate to assist with the management of Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a lead WMA located in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. This position serves as a wildlife biologist on a highly productive team to restore and enhance habitats for the benefit of a variety of wildlife and for the enjoyment of Florida residents and visitors.

Primary responsibilities will be assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of habitat and wildlife management programs for the WMA, including the application of prescribed fire, and conducting and providing contract oversight for invasive vegetation control, assisting in the development and promotion of public use programs including both hunting and non-hunting uses, tree island and other restoration activities, and helping to set management and restoration objectives consistent with agency and division directives.

 Additionally, this position will assist with conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys; collecting biological data from hunter-harvested animals; coordinating and implementing managed public hunts; preparing and submitting administrative and biological reports; supervising seasonal staff; and furthering agency goals through interactions with cooperating agencies, Tribes, and stakeholders. Occasionally will attend regional and divisional meetings as well as various trainings as needed.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of Florida ecosystems and natural processes, wildlife ecology, ecosystem management, water management, fire ecology, and plant succession. Applied knowledge of the principles and practices of habitat management and restoration, including prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical vegetation control, and exotic plant control. Wildlife habitat survey and inventory knowledge; ability to collect and analyze biological data. Ability to interact with stakeholders, co-workers, and cooperating agencies in a professional manner, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge of hunting as a wildlife management tool. Familiarity with outdoor recreational activities and the facilities needed to support them. Proficiency with typical Windows applications and ArcGIS. Well-organized, able to communicate effectively. Ability to oversee multiple projects and set priorities. Incumbent must possess the initiative, motivation, and self-direction necessary to work productively unsupervised alone as well as function as a member of a team. Ability and willingness to perform difficult physical work for extended and irregular periods, under adverse conditions, and in various extremes of weather, and operate specialized equipment and navigate using GPS units and aerial maps independently in remote areas.


Preferred qualifications: knowledge of south Florida ecological communities, primarily the Everglades ecosystem; experience with specialized equipment and trailering; skilled in minor repairs on infrastructure and equipment; and proficiency with ArcGIS.


Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: South

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Broward

Working hours: 8-5 M-F, evening and weekends as required

List of any subordinates supervised: No full-time employees. May supervise seasonal employees.

Residency requirement: Employee must reside within a 25-mile radius of Sunrise Wildlife Field Office.

Level of Education: Minimum Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.

Other requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid Class E driver’s license with a clean driving record. Occasional overnight travel is required.

Hire-in Pay: $1,313.05 bi-weekly + benefits


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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami