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FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III - 77001177

Date: Jan 3, 2022

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32301

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Requisition No: 526241 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III - 77001177

Position Number: 77001177 

Salary:  $1,456.45 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 01/23/2022 

Position Number:  77001177

Position Title:  Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III  (PENDING VACANCY)

Salary:  $1,456.45/biweekly

Supervisor:  Dylan Haase

Broadband Code:  19-1029-03

Class Code:  5074

Position address and telephone:      2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301                                               

Region:  Northwest

County:  Leon

Working hours:  Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm

List of any subordinates supervised:  None

Residency requirement:  No.  However, incumbent must be in office during working hours.

Level of Education: Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Florida Driver’s License required. 
  • ESRI and AICP certification preferred but not required.
  • Ability to present at public hearings and facilitate meetings to accomplish the management plan requirements.
  • GIS training and background strongly preferred, with the ability to develop GIS layers and GIS analysis for commission-managed lands, Florida Forever projects, and potential acquisitions. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with relevant staff with coordinating and executing internal meetings to accomplish the management plan development requirements. 
  • Ability to travel to facilitate and assist fellow planners with the execution of assigned meetings and public hearings.
  • Ability to coordinate and perform the review of management plans and management plan amendments submitted by other agencies to the ARC, as required by Florida Statutes. 

Position description and duties: 

Description: 

The Land Conservation and Planning (LCP) subsection has program responsibilities that include administration and implementation of the FWC’s land acquisition and land management planning programs, as well as numerous other types of land conservation and management work projects on a statewide basis. These include: FWC liaison to the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC); administering and implementing the FWC’s Land Management Planning Program; the FWC Florida Forever Inholdings and Additions Land Acquisition Program; intra-agency, inter-agency, and stakeholder coordination; and public meeting facilitation. Other work duties include projects requiring extensive Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis, review of new legislation, policy development, issue teams, and other special projects relating to conservation acquisition, planning, and land management issues. 

 

Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for the following: Assists with and coordinates the development and updating of land management plans for Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and Wildlife Environmental Areas (WEAs) including the coordination with area biologists and other relevant stakeholders, and traveling to the area for site visits, as necessary.  Includes extensive coordination with local and county entities, stakeholders, other FWC staff, and agencies (e.g. Florida Forest Service and Department of Environmental Protection), to ensure all statutory components of the land management plans are completed. 

 

Assist with the development and updating of GIS files, including accessing remote server to share, edit, and managed data used by entire section.  Develop GIS layers and GIS analysis for commission-managed lands, Florida Forever projects, and potential acquisitions.  Also, assist section with evaluation and updating of GIS models, layers, and templates.

 

Assist with the design, execution and travel for Management Advisory Group (MAG) meetings and public hearings, which is a required component for the development of plans for WMAs and WEAs; including contacting stakeholders, organizing overview and other required documents, ensuring reservations are made, keeping ongoing communicate with area biologist and other relevant staff, and coordinating and executing internal meetings in order to properly accomplish the management plan development requirements.  In addition, travel to assist fellow planners with the execution of assigned MAGs and public hearings.

 

Responsible for attending internal meetings, including staff meetings, coordination meetings with other sections and biologists, and any other necessary meetings to assist in the accomplishment of management plan development and land acquisition projects.

 

Presenting FWC Management Plans at ARC meetings, and attending ARC meetings, including traveling to periodic council meetings that occur outside of Tallahassee.

 

Coordinate and perform the review of management plans and management plan amendments submitted by other agencies to the ARC, as required by Florida Statutes.  Assisting in the coordination and possible attending of the Land Management Reviews for FWC-managed areas. 

 

Assist section with development, coordination, and/or implementation of the other necessary projects as appropriate, such as acquisition project evaluation, Florida Forever prioritization, office purchasing, vehicle maintenance, etc.

 

Performs other duties, tasks and projects as needed and assigned by supervisor.  Attends relevant training programs as required or recommended by supervisor.

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: Tallahassee