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Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 263201 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77070306 

Salary:  $1,711.82 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/29/2020 

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Position number: 77070306

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Address: 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee Florida 32399

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Broadband code: 19-1023-04

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Class code: 5075

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Region: Northwest

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist IV

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">County Leon: Location Tallahassee, preferred

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Working hours: 8 to 5; M-F

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">List of any subordinates supervised: 1 to 3 staff

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Residency requirement: none

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Level of Education:

  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological or physical sciences and three years of professional biological experience in a field program; or
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological sciences and two years of professional experience as described above; or
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">A doctorate from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological sciences.

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Salary: $1,711.82 bi-weekly

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Description of duties:

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">This position is located within the Imperiled Species Management Section and assists with developing conservation measures to reduce potential adverse impacts to species under the responsibility of the Section, with a focus on Florida manatee and marine turtle conservation. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> 

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Responsibilities of the position include, but are not  limited to: 1) drafting biological opinions for environmental resource permits and other regulatory or planning authorizations such as Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP), Coastal Construction Control Line permits (CCCL), Sovereign Submerged Lands Leases (SSL), Joint Coastal Permits (JCP), various management plans, comprehensive plan amendments and State Clearinghouse under Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP); 2) provide technical assistance to other sections within the agency, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Port Authorities, and county/city governments; 3) initiate, manage or attend meetings, workshops, and create/deliver presentations; 4) act as agency expert witness in administrative hearings; 5) assists with management of the agency’s Project Tracking System;     perform other duties as required, including but not limited to: assisting with information and outreach projects and assistance with other field activities as directed.<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> 

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Knowledge, skills and abilities: This position requires administrative, communication, and computer skills, the review, evaluation, interpretation and defense of biological data. Knowledge of terminology, principles, and techniques used in biological research, analysis or testing; Knowledge of the scientific method; Knowledge of the methods of data collection, particularly imperiled or endangered species; Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data. Must be able to initiate, manage and lead meetings and create PowerPoint presentations. Knowledge of conservation biology principles preferred. Must communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Demonstration or experience in technical writing  or professional correspondence. Ability to work independently and on teams. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, the public and stakeholders. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines; Qualified candidates will need to be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and have good time management skills to succeed in the position.   <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Skills, experience and knowledge required: MS Office and MS SharePoint.  Experience with ArcGIS (10.x) preferred. Previous experience with Florida manatee or marine turtle management or research programs and the State of Florida permitting programs are highly desired. Limited statewide travel is required. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> 

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The Commission expects its employees to be courteous and respectful while assisting Commission customers and stakeholders, ensuring each encounter is as positive as possible. Employees should promptly resolve questions or problems relating to the Commission, its programs and/or fish and wildlife resources. Employees should seek to gain public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida's citizens in a positive and proactive manner and by listening to what the customer wants and striving to meet their needs. When appropriate, employees will explain the reasons for agency actions or decisions while communicating a consistent FWC point-of-view. Responsible for following the provisions and requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, related to the Department of Financial Services rules and FWC's invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures. Work at FWC is cross-functional meaning duties may cross division/office lines. The Commission expects employees to function across FWC's organizational structure by providing their skills and expertise wherever needed through work on teams or as directed.

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<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Application packets must be submitted through the State of Florida’s official employment site (<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">) and must include a cover letter and resume in addition to the state application.<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> Application packets without a cover letter, resume and state application will not be considered for the position.

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<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Position Requirements:

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1. Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.
2. Travel is required to perform the duties of this position (1-25%)


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.  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