State of Florida
Alachua County, Florida, US
Jun 13, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 366341

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000246

Salary: $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits

Posting Closing Date: 06/27/2021

Position number: 77000246

Address: 1920 NE 100th St. Branford, FL 32008

Salary: $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits

Description of duties:

Serves as a Biological Scientist II primarily working on the wildlife and environmental areas (WEAs) in the Northern District of the North Central Region. This position serves directly under the supervision of the Lead Area Biologist for Branan Field, Bell Ridge, Ft. White, Lafayette Forest and Suwannee Ridge WEAs. Incumbent shall provide assistance to wildlife and land management efforts and survey activities on additional public lands in the district which have been established as wildlife management areas (WMAs).

WMA and WEA Responsibilities: Perform habitat restoration using prescribed fire, planting of native vegetation, and other techniques; perform wildlife surveys on multiple species; survey and eradicate exotic vegetation using herbicides and other methods; perform archeological resource monitoring; operate tractors, dozers, and other equipment; maintain roads, equipment, and office building; accurately and routinely submits reports of activities and accomplishments using on-line databases and ArcGIS; provide technical assistance to other biologists.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Wildlife biology; assessment and inventory of wildlife and habitat, collection and analysis of biological data, fire ecology and plant successions, habitat restoration techniques, familiarity with outdoor recreational activities, ability to write scientific reports. Ability to organize work assignments and set priorities and ability to operate farm tractors and implements; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Broadband code: 19-1023-02

Class code: 5028

Region: North Central

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II

County: Gilchrist

Headquarters: Ft. White WEA Field Office

Working hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am-5pm occasional nights and weekends

List of any subordinates supervised: None.

Residency requirement: None.

Level of Education: BS required in a life or physical science.

Employee must obtain a valid Florida Commercial Driver's License (Class A) within the first 120 days of employment and keep it current during the full term of their employment.

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.

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