fisheries & Wildlife Bio Scientist III - 77072827

Florida Department of Transportation
Clewiston, Florida, US
Jul 27, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 423442 Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III - 77072827 Position Number: 77072827 Salary: $1,456.45 bi-weekly + benefits Posting Closing Date: 07/29/2021 Position number: 77072827 Position: 20105 County Road 833, Clewiston, FL 33440 Supervisor: Beth Morford Description of duties: Incumbent is responsible for day to day operations on the Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area located in Hendry County for the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. Specific duties include developing and implementing budgets and annual operational plans, supervising 2 F&W Technicians, 1 F&W Biological Scientist II and seasonal staff, providing oversight and participating in hydrologic and vegetative restoration programs, developing and promoting public use programs including both hunting and non-hunting uses, 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., buggy, ATV, UTV, tractor). Broadband code: 19-1023-03 Class code: 5074 Region: South Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III County: Hendry Working hours: 8-5 M-F, evening and weekends as required List of any subordinates supervised: 2 FTE Technicians and 1 OPS Biologist II Residency requirement: Incumbent required to live in available on-site state housing Level of Education: Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of the biological sciences (life or physical science) 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. Nearest Major Market: Lakeland