OPS-F& W BS II - 77902458

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State of Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida, US
Apr 29, 2021
May 10, 2021
Wildlife Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 360261

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS-F& W BS II - 77902458

Position Number: 77902458

Salary: $18.77 an hour

Posting Closing Date: 05/10/2021

Position number: 77902458

Address: 29200 Tuckers Grade Punta Gorda Florida 33955

Supervisor: Ethan Noel

Description of duties:


Position is responsible for monitoring Florida bonneted bats at Babcock-Webb WMA in Punta Gorda. Responsibilities include: maintaining automatic PIT tag readers and assisting with bat capture activities, conducting emergence counts and monitoring and maintenance of bat houses, conducting cavity searches to identify and monitor natural roosts, helping to summarize and analyze data, conducting acoustic surveys and analyzing results.

Position is responsible for entering data, managing large electronic data sets, and providing periodic data summaries. PIT tag and bat house data collection is the primary duty, but opportunities may exist for well-qualified persons to contribute to study design, initiate additional research, analyze data, and contribute to internal reports and peer-reviewed publications.

Position is primarily involved in activities related to Florida bonneted bats but will also be expected to participate in management activities on Babcock-Webb WMA, including prescribed fire and data collection. Position may be asked to assist with conducting bat acoustic surveys on other WMAs/WEAs.

KSAs: Applicants should possess a B.S. degree, preferably in wildlife biology or similar field, and have experience working with bats. Must be able to carry-out field work in forested and wetland conditions, during the day or at night. Should have experience in capturing and PIT-tagging bats, or maintaining data loggers, or using bat detectors and acoustic analysis tools. Knowledge of bat biology, conservation, and species ID is preferred, as is experience with bat handling, bat detectors, bat call analysis, data loggers, and radiotelemetry. Experience with MS Excel or Access, ArcGIS, and database management also is preferred. Applicants should be prepared to work alone after dark 1-3 evenings per week. Applicants should have strong organizational and communication skills, and be able to work cooperatively with diverse colleagues, partners, landowners, and citizens. A valid driver's license and ability to drive 4WD vehicles is required.

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

Rate of Pay: $18.77/hour

Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: SW

Title: OPS Biological Scientist II

County: Charlotte

Working hours: 40 hrs.

List of any subordinates supervised: NA

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

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.