OPS F & W BS II - 77900167

State of Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida, US
Jun 04, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 263962

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W BS II - 77900167

Position Number: 77900167

Salary: $18.77 an hour

Posting Closing Date: 08/06/2021

Position number: 77900167

Address: Babcock Webb WMA, 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Supervisor: Michael Biggerstaff


An exciting opportunity exists for an entry-level Fish and Wildlife Biologist to join a team of employees within the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section of FWC. FWC's Southwest Region is seeking a motivated applicant that is willing and able to work outdoors in a variety of conditions throughout the year in fulfillment of their job responsibilities. Primary responsibilities will include direct involvement with Florida Forest Service assisting in the development and implementation of management programs for the Babcock Ranch Preserve as well as the monitoring and management of a red-cockaded woodpecker population.

This position is also responsible for the accomplishment of Commission-planned activities such as the following: controlled burning, roller chopping, resource inventories, road repairs, fence maintenance, public hunt management, implementation of a multi-tiered hunting program, proposing regulations based on sound biological and sociological principles to control activities on the area, identification and protection of endangered species and habitats, and documentation, recommendation and administration of eradication programs for exotic plant and animal species to ensure ecosystem integrity.

Job duties will further include providing assistance with the development and periodic revision of long-range, comprehensive management plans, and will also include providing input and review for the preparation of programs, annual work plans, budget proposals, area regulations, brochures and reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Incumbent must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work well with team members and members of the public.

Other required knowledge, skills and abilities include knowledge of the following:

  • Wildlife ecology
  • Game management
  • Ability to climb ladders up to 50'
  • Ability to read color bands
  • Ability to use chainsaws and hand tools
  • Ability to write technical reports
  • Wildlife and habitat survey and inventory knowledge
  • Ability to work outdoors under inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to identity common and imperiled species
  • Ability to work productively unsupervised
  • Ability to design statistically sound projects
  • Strong GIS skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with cooperators, coworkers and constituents

    Rate of Pay: $18.77 / hour
    Broadband code:19-1023-2
    Class code: 5028
    Region: SW
    Title: OPS - Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist II
    County: Charlotte
    City: Punta Gorda
    Working hours: 8am - 5pm; maximum allowable hours per year: 1,920
    List of any subordinates supervised: N/A
    Level of Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and two years of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences and one year of professional experience as described above (a specific degree in wildlife management/science/conservation/ecology is strongly recommended).
    Benefits: Participate in group health insurance.

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.