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FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77000158 - OCALA - 34471

Employer
Local Staffing
Location
Maricamp, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Requisition No: 463621
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77000158
Position Number: 77000158
Salary: agency to update
Posting Closing Date: 10/20/2021
Pending Vacancy
Position number: 77000158
Position Address: 1239 Southwest 10th Street, Ocala, FL 34471
Supervisor: Tom M. Matthews
This position is .50 FTE part time and OPS part time
Education: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a life or physical science.
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am-12 PM (OPS hours 1 pm through 5 pm)
Salary: $617.09 bi-weekly + benefits (past time OPS position $15.43 an hour)
This position does not supervise

This is the position of Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist II in the Public Access Services Office (PASO) of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The position is responsible for working with FWC management area staff and stakeholders to plan and develop nature-based recreation opportunities on FWC managed areas.
Site Assessment and Recreation Planning. Assists the PASO planning and design team in developing plans that facilitate wildlife viewing and nature-based recreation on areas managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Duties include but are not limited to 1) conducting inventories and assessments of natural and cultural resources and recreational facilities and 2) planning sustainable recreational trails such as hiking, paddling, off-road cycling and equestrian trails. Drafts reports and summaries of assessments and inventories in support of plan development.

Implementing Recreation Plans. Works with the PASO and FWC management area staff, volunteers, and contractors to implement Recreation Master Plans. Duties include, but are not limited to, 1) planning, design, clearing and marking recreational trails, 2) constructing amenities such as kiosks, camping platforms; 3) installing interpretive signs and materials on trailhead and wildlife viewing structures, 4) monitoring recreational use.

Oversight and Monitoring. Conducts monitoring of trails and facilities on FWC's managed areas to ensure they meet agency and state requirements. Prepares required reports, initiates other feedback opportunities such as trail critiques, and provides needed training to insure public access is successfully managed.

Stakeholder Engagement. Participates in outreach programs. These may include activities such as presentations at stakeholder meetings, attendance at recreational user group conferences and supervising volunteer work crews.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to accurately read and interpret maps and charts; accurately use a compass and GPS; ability to collect scientific data; ability to create maps using GIS technology; ability to perform a variety of skilled trade functions and perform physical labor using assorted hand, power and gasoline tools and scientific equipment; maintain all equipment in safe, useable condition; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; accurately prepare reports; work independently with minimal supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals of varying backgrounds; able to lift up to 50 pounds; work in remote areas under inclement weather conditions. Ability to operate ATV's, 4x4 vehicles, paddlecraft, and small powerboats.
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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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 [http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545]. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Nearest Major Market: Ocala
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