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FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77000252 - PUNTA GORDA - 33950

Employer
Local Staffing
Location
Punta Gorda, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Fisheries
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Requisition No: 486443
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77000252
Position Number: 77000252
Salary: $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits
Posting Closing Date: 11/28/2021
Position number: 77000252
Address: Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area - 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
Supervisor: Andrew Pope

Description of duties:

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 in managing the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area in Charlotte County. 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. Responsibilities include assisting with the planning, development and implementation of habitat management programs to maintain and perpetuate native wildlife populations. These habitat management programs include activities such as prescribed fire, and mechanical and chemical control of native and exotic vegetation.

This position is also highly involved in the coordination and implementation of managed public hunts; providing management recommendations to cooperating agencies to promote the conservation of wildlife resources; design and implementation of biological surveys to monitor the status of selected species, including data analysis and report writing; development and implementation of public recreational programs; proposing regulations based on sound biological and sociological principles; development and implementation of scientifically appropriate monitoring programs; hydrological restoration projects; preparation and submission of administrative and biological reports; planning, development, and maintenance of projects to facilitate public use including road construction, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates; and furthering agency goals through interactions with cooperating agencies and stakeholders.

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 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.
* Habitat management and restoration, including prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical vegetation control, and exotic plant control knowledge.
* Water management and timber management knowledge.
* Ability to identity common, exotic 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: $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits
Broadband code: 19-1023-02.
Class code: 5028
Region: Southwest.
Title: Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist II.
County: Charlotte.
City: Punta Gorda
Facility: Babcock/Webb Field Office
Working hours: 8am - 5pm with occasional assignments outside of normal daily working hours.
List of any subordinates supervised: 3 Other Personnel Services Employees
Residency requirement: Required to reside within a 25-mile radius of Babcock/Webb Field Office
Level of Education- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological or life sciences and prefer 1 year of biological experience in a field or laboratory program (a specific degree in wildlife management/science/conservation/ecology is preferred).
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: Fort Myers
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