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FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77072938 - PALM BAY - 32909

Employer
Local Staffing
Location
Grant Valkaria, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Fisheries
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Requisition No: 513781
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77072938
Position Number: 77072938
Salary: $35,745 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 12/05/2021
Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II-CS FTE
Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-02
Position Number: 77072938
Annual Salary Range: $35,745
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: Palm Bay
Facility: FWRI FRESHWATER FISHERIES FIELD OFFICE (Palm Bay)
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: 008
Closing Date: December 06, 2021
The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website [http://dms.myflorida.com/human_resource_support/human_resource_management/for_job_applicants/e_verify].
Vacancy

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
Section: Freshwater Fisheries Research
No moving expenses provided. The pay rate is non-negotiable

Job Description
This position serves as a project biologist at the FWRI Freshwater Fisheries Research field office in Palm Bay, Florida. The primary focus of work is monitoring and research of sportfish, fish communities, recreational fisheries, and associated habitats in the upper St. Johns River watershed and other aquatic resources as needed. Study areas include river, lake, and impoundment habitats.

The incumbent will be expected to plan and conduct field sampling in support of a long-term fishery monitoring program and multidisciplinary research projects on important fishery resources in the upper St. Johns River basin and other Florida waters. Duties in addition to field work will include analysis of quantitative and qualitative fisheries and habitat data, preparation of annual study reports as assigned, dissemination of study findings in public and professional settings, participation in preparation of publications for peer review journals, supervision of technicians as assigned, as well as basic equipment maintenance.

Minimum Requirements
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and at least one year of professional experience in a field or laboratory program; or a master's degrees from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences. Must have or be able to obtain a Florida boating safety card and CPR/First Aid certification.
Valid driver's license.
** Preference may be given to candidates that have majors in fisheries science, fish biology, aquatic ecology, or professional experience in a fisheries program may be given preference.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
* Knowledge of: The methods and techniques used in qualitative and quantitative assessment of freshwater fish populations, the methods of scientific data collection.
* Skill in: The use of scientific laboratory and field equipment, the use of personal computers and various software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and GIS (ArcView), the safe operation of watercraft, including launching and retrieval.
* Ability to: Plan, organize and coordinate work assignments, effectively supervise others, collect, record, analyze, manage and archive scientific data, perform quantitative analysis of scientific data employing appropriate statistical procedures, effectively communicate scientific findings in written, verbal, and visual formats, work independently out-of-doors, in isolated locations and in inclement weather and maintain a valid driver's license. Overnight travel, evening and weekend work is occasionally required.

Where To Apply
Applicants are required to apply through People First by the closing date listed. Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time of application online.

To Apply: Submit a complete and up-to-date State of Florida employment application form electronically in People First, by midnight on the closing date listed. Also submit a resume in People First as an attachment. Go to: http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com [http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/]. Note that supporting documentation does not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida employment application form. Incomplete State of Florida Application Forms could result in a failed submission.
If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287. If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110. Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.
The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database that confirms the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Documentation is based on the type of veteran preference claim. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here [http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545]. Applicants may fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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 [http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545]. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement

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: Melbourne
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