State of Florida
Moore Haven, Florida, US
Jul 15, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 384941

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000219

Salary: $37,867.70 bi-weekly + benefits

Posting Closing Date: 07/27/2021

Position number: 77000219

Position Addressr:1937 Banana Grove Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471

Supervisor: Beth Morford

Description of duties: Incumbent is responsible for day-to-day operations on the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area located in Glades County for the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. Specific duties include developing and implementing budgets and annual operational plans, supervising 3 F&W Technicians and 1 F&W Biological Scientist II and seasonal staff as needed, providing oversight and participating in habitat improvement/restoration programs, monitoring wildlife populations, developing and promoting public use programs including both hunting and non-hunting uses, working across division and agency lines on various issues including watershed improvements and restoration, and setting/implementing management and restoration objectives consistent with agency and division directives.

Required knowledge, skills & abilities: Knowledge of Florida ecosystems and natural processes, wildlife ecology, ecosystem management, water management, fire ecology and plant succession. Applied knowledge of the principles and practices of habitat management and restoration, including prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical vegetation control, and exotic plant control. Wildlife habitat survey and inventory knowledge; ability to collect and analyze biological data. Ability to track spending and monitor budgets. Ability to create scientific reports free of grammatical and typographical errors. Ability to interact with stakeholders, co-workers, and cooperating agencies in a professional manner. Knowledge of hunting as a wildlife management tool. Familiarity with infrastructure development and maintenance. Familiarity with outdoor recreational activities and the facilities needed to support them. Proficiency with typical Windows applications and ArcGIS. Ability to effectively supervise staff. Well-organized, able to communicate effectively, and able to supervise and delegate tasks effectively. Ability to oversee multiple projects and set priorities. Incumbent must possess the initiative, motivation, and self-direction necessary to work productively independently as well as function as a member of a team. Ability to work outside under inclement weather conditions and operate specialized equipment (i.e., airboat, buggy, ATV, UTV).

Broadband code: 19-1023-03

Class code: 5074

Region: South

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III

County: Glades

Working hours: 8-5 M-F, evening and weekends as required

List of any subordinates supervised: 2 FTE Technicians, 1 OPS Technician and 1 OPS Biologist II

Residency requirement: Incumbent required to live in available on-site state housing

Level of Education: Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of the biological sciences

Hire-in Pay: $37,867.70 (annually)

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.