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fisheries & Wildlife Bio Scientist II - 77000871

Florida Department of Transportation
Alafaya, Florida, US
Closing date
Jan 30, 2022

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Informatics / GIS
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Requisition No: 535961 Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II - 77000871 Position Number: 77000871 Salary: $1,234.18 Bi-weekly + benefits Posting Closing Date: 01/24/2022 Working Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II Section: Wildlife and Habitat Management Position number: 77000871 Salary: $1,234.18 biweekly plus benefits An Address : 3365 Taylor Creek Road, Christmas Fl 32709 Supervisor: David Turner Description of duties: THIS IS A CAREER SERVICE POSITION. The FWC's Northeast Region is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join a team of biologists and technicians at the Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Brevard County, FL. This position serves as a Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II with a highly productive team of land managers to restore and enhance habitats for the benefit of a variety of species and for the enjoyment of Florida residents and visitors. The position also has responsibilities at Split Oak Forest WEA, Little Big Econ, Charles H. Bronson, and Buck Lake WMA's. The successful candidate will be a key team member responsible for assisting in all aspects of management of the WMA including application of prescribed fire and conducting mechanical and chemical vegetation control (mowing, roller chopping, herbicide application, etc.). Habitat management is focused on imperiled and locally important species including, but not limited to, scrub jay, gopher tortoise, northern bobwhite, black rail, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey. The successful candidate will assist with the operation of the hunter check station at Salt Lake WMA to collect biological data of hunter harvested game. Additionally, the position will assist with a variety of wildlife surveys and monitoring for both game and non-game species including scrub jay, gopher tortoise, Bachman's sparrow, brown-headed nuthatch, bat species, black rail, mourning dove and white-tailed deer. This position assists the Lead Area Biologist in all aspects of running the WMA/WEA's including purchasing, annual reports, data entry, GIS and harvest reports. The incumbent will interact with various partner agencies and the public to provide information concerning wildlife and area management, rules and regulations. Occasionally the incumbent will attend regional and divisional meetings as well as various trainings as needed. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Incumbent must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and leadership skills, be able to work well with team members and interact positively with stakeholders and cooperators. Other required knowledge, skills and abilities include: * knowledge of principles of ecology and wildlife management * knowledge of the common and imperiled species of Florida * knowledge of wildlife and land management practices, such as prescribed burning and mechanical and herbicide use for vegetation control * ability to work independently and as part of a team * ability to plan and organize work assignments * familiar with outdoor recreational activities * skilled in use of computer software, including Windows and Microsoft Office * knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS and its application to land management and surveys * experience identifying and treating exotic/invasive plants with various herbicides is preferred * ability to work outdoors under harsh conditions (heat, rain, biting insects, rough terrain, etc.) * ability to operate four-wheel drive vehicles and ATV's, 100hp tractors and heavy machinery * ability to frequently push, pull and/or carry more than 50 pounds Broadband code: 19-1023-02 Class code: 5028 Region: Northeast Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II County: Brevard Working hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday with occasional assignments outside normal daily working hours. List of any subordinates supervised: None Residency requirement: Within a 25-mile radius of the Salt Lake WMA entrance. Level of Education: Bachelor of Science degree in a life or physical science. Prefer 2 years of professional biological experience. Benefits: Participation in group health insurance Other Requirements: Must have a valid State of Florida Driver's License; position is required to telework. 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. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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