State of Florida
Apalachicola, Florida, US
May 15, 2021
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 364781

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77001108

Salary: $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits

Posting Closing Date: 06/04/2021

Position number: 77001108

Address : 558 South Murphy Road Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Supervisor: Catherine Ricketts

Biweekly Salary: $1,234.18

Description of duties: This Career Service position works with a team of biologists and technicians to manage natural communities and wildlife populations on the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area. The incumbent, under the direct supervision of the Lead Area Wildlife Biologist, assists with the planning, development and implementation of natural community restoration and wildlife management programs on the area. Prepares various plans and documents that guide multiple-use management. Plans and assists with the application of land management treatments including prescribed burning, timber thinning, mowing and chopping, groundcover restoration, chemical control of invasive plants, and maintenance of wildlife openings. Surveys and monitors game, locally important, and imperiled wildlife species using scientifically accepted protocols. Conducts vegetation surveys including those of imperiled native flora and monitors vegetation response to habitat manipulations. Plans, develops and oversees construction and maintenance of public use infrastructure including roads, parking areas, kiosks, picnic facilities, trails, boat ramps, water control structures, fences, gates, and equipment maintenance/storage compound as needed. Assists with management of public recreational use programs. Manages public hunts and collection of biological data. Assists with wildlife disease surveillance. Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions. Assists and collaborates with staff on other conservation areas and provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and other government agencies regarding wildlife and habitat management including nuisance bear abatement. Participates in team meetings, seminars and workshops relating to wildlife resource management or other training opportunities. Provides presentations to conservation organizations, schools, and civic groups.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

▪ Knowledge and experience in conducting wildlife surveys including game and

nongame species, analyzing data, and summarizing results

▪ Knowledge and experience with the application of prescribed fire

▪ Knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of invasive

exotic vegetation

▪ Knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS and its application.

▪ Ability to operate and maintain 4WD vehicles, tractors, farm implements, ATVs, and

outboard motors

▪ Ability to work independently and in a variety of weather conditions

▪ Ability to work efficiently in a team of diverse people with differing backgrounds

▪ Ability to plan and prioritize work assignments, multi-task

▪ Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers

▪ Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data

▪ Skill in use of Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: Northwest (03)

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Gulf

Working hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST), Monday through Friday, may require some night or weekend duty

List of any subordinates supervised: None

Residency requirement: Florida, must reside within a 25-mile radius of Apalachicola River WEA.

Minimum Level of Education- Bachelor's Degree in a life or physical science

License Requirements: None

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.