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Biological Administrator II - SES - 77000913

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 66466 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: Biological Administrator II - SES - 77000913

Position Number: 77000913 

Salary:  $48,381 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 09/01/2019 

PENDING RECLASSIFICATION to Biological Administrator II - SES


Description of duties:  

Administer the Tallahassee located portion of the Center for Spatial Analysis (CSA) within the Information Science and Management (IS&M) section of the FWC-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). Duties include but are not limited to: supervision, recruitment, training, planning/directing work, project management, reviewing employee performance and ensuring compliance with FWRI rules, policies, and procedures. Maintain a professional working environment that promotes teamwork within and across CSA, IS&M, and other sections within FWRI and FWC. Ensure coordination of scientific activities across CSA, IS&M and FWRI working units. Direct and participate in the design, coordination, development, and implementation of GIS/Remote Sensing (RS) databases, applications, analyses, and product development for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine research and management to ensure cost-effectiveness and scientific integrity. Responsible for developing and monitoring annual working budgets and ensuring that expenditures do not exceed spending authority.

Provide leadership and support for CSA scientific research initiatives as assigned.  Provide coordination, facilitation and implementation on initiatives. Identify management and research information needs, facilitate project development, stay current on the latest science, and share relevant written updates, presentations, reports or other materials with staff. FWC CSA scientific research initiatives include agency climate adaptation planning.

Provide technical guidance to co-workers concerning proper GIS/RS analytical techniques. Coordinate GIS/RS operations from an organizational and science program perspective.  Serve as liaison to other sections within the agency to ensure integration into agency programs and to ensure that the goals and objectives of this section are met. 

Represent the agency in state and national decision-making processes concerning protection of fish and wildlife habitat within land and water use regulatory programs and participate in the selection of technologies and methodologies for protecting fish and wildlife habitats.

Prepare and present technical report and manuscripts.  Assist with the preparation of grant proposals.  Represent FWRI, as requested, on IS&M and CSA issues.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities: Bachelor of Science degree required. Preference may be given to candidates with a graduate degree. Knowledge of the principles and practices of wildlife biology, ecology, natural resource management, climatology, and conservation; Knowledge of GIS database and applications design, development and implementation. Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques and tools; Demonstrated skills in leadership, partnership development and maintenance, administration, and organization including time and information management; Demonstrated skill in the use of computers for word processing, information management, communications and data management (e.g. Microsoft suite). Demonstrated skill in supervisory techniques and ability to supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate employees.  Demonstrated skill in technical writing and public speaking. Ability to apply technical and scientific knowledge to development and implementation of projects and to incorporate biological, financial, ethical, social, and political considerations; Ability to communicate complex technical issues regarding conservation activities, and interpret operational needs and develop integrated creative solutions; Ability to assess budgetary needs and maintain a working budget. Skill in organizing and determining work priorities, eliciting cooperation as necessary to achieve objectives, and ensuring proper completion of work assignments and program activities. Skill in the use and application of ArcGIS software. Spatial and relational database design and management.

Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and five years of professional experience in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and four years of professional experience as described above, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or a doctorate from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and two years of professional supervisory experience as described above.  

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: Tallahassee