Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: OPS F & W BS III - 77902138
Salary: $20.44 an hour 1920 hours a fiscal year
Posting Closing Date: 04/29/2022Title:
OPS Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist IIIWorking Title:
OPS Nonnative Fish and Wildlife Permitting SpecialistSalary:
$20.44/hour or OPS Plus rate $22.15/hour (not to exceed 1,920 contract hours per year)Position number:
19-1023-02Level of Education:
Minimum of aBachelors degree in a life or physical scienceRegion
: LeonWorking hours:
40hrs/week; occasional nights, weekends, and overnight travel required.List of any subordinates supervised:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionDivision:
Habitat and Species ConservationSection:
Wildlife Impact ManagementSub-section:
Nonnative Fish and Wildlife ProgramLocation Address:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,Wildlife Impact Management Section,620 South Meridian Street,Tallahassee, FL 32399Supervisor:
Matthew Nichols, Risk Assessment and Rules CoordinatorMinimum Qualifications:
A Bachelors degree in a life or physical science (biology, ecology, environmental science, or related field) and two years professional experience. A valid Florida drivers license required. In addition to submitting a completed state application via People First, applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter highlighting their qualifications and expressing their interest in the position. Cover letters and resumes should be uploaded to the People First System.Applications without a cover letter and resume are deemed incomplete and will not be considered.Description of Position:
The Wildlife Impact Management (WIM) Section is seeking an energetic and motivated candidate to serve as a Nonnative Fish and Wildlife Permitting Specialist. This position is responsible for all aspects of receiving, reviewing, and processing applications for nonnative fish and wildlife permits, including but not limited to Conditional/Prohibited/Nonnative Species Permits. The incumbent will be responsible for understanding and communicating the Florida Administrative Code rules and Florida Statutes associated with the WIM Sections work and permits. This position is accountable for polite, professional interactions with applicants and other involved parties. This position will also be responsible for various technical writing projects and presentations relating to the WIM Sections work. This position will have the opportunity to work on challenging nonnative species issues as part of a team.
The incumbent is expected to ensure all aspects of permits issued or denied are in accordance with FWC rules and policy and all applicable Florida Statutes. The incumbent is expected to work closely and effectively with internal and external stakeholders, such as FWCs Division of Law Enforcement, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, pet industry representatives, and other state and federal agencies, and may represent the FWC at internal or public meetings, workshops and appropriate conferences. The incumbent may serve on multiple agency teams, help lead agency teams, or serve on interagency work groups.
Additional duties will include:
- Assisting in the development of FWC policy and technical documents, including drafting bioprofiles, scientific literature review, and administrative rule or policy research;
- Providing presentations and engaging in inreach/outreach initiatives;
- Providing technical assistance for stakeholders; and
- Assisting with writing quarterly and annual reports in a timely manner.
The incumbent is also responsible for other miscellaneous duties as assigned by supervisor.
In carrying out duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware and abide by the Commission's standards of conduct, as well as any and all Commission rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.
It is expected that all FWC employees courteously assist Commission constituents to resolve questions or problems they may have on matters relating to the Commission, its programs, or fish and wildlife conservation in general; and garner public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida's citizens in a positive and proactive manner.Knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position:
Desired qualifications include:
- Demonstrated skill in public speaking and written and verbal communications;
- Demonstrated skill in excellent customer service;
- Ability to stay organized and meet deadlines;
- Familiarity with nonnative species issues;
- Ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment and adhere to time constraints;
- Technical writing ability; and
- Experience working with the public or stakeholder representatives.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Demonstrated working knowledge and experience in permitting;
- Ability to positively and effectively communicate with stakeholders and coworkers;
- Ability to identify native and nonnative wildlife species;
- Ability to communicate complex and technical information clearly and effectively to diverse audiences;
- Ability to multi-task as well as work without close supervision when needed;
- Computer experience (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint);
- Ability to travel less than 25%.
Valid Florida drivers licenseWHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
- State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
- Workers Compensation - mandatory
- Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
- Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements)
- Deferred Compensation - voluntary
- Employee Assistance Program voluntary
- Paid leave
- Paid holidays
- Participation in the Florida Retirement System
- Reinstatement rights or retention rights
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.