Requisition No: 226801
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: OPS F & W BS III - 77900167
Position Number: 77900167
Salary: $22.15 an hour
Posting Closing Date: 09/13/2020
Position number: 77900167
Address: Babcock Webb WMA, 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33955.
Supervisor: Mike Kemmerer
Description of duties: THIS IS AN OPS + POSITION. IT IS NOT CAREER SERVICE.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Fish and Wildlife Biologist to join a team of employees within the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section in managing the newly established Orange Hammock WMA in Sarasota 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.
Primary responsibilities include the restoration and maintenance of wildlife habitat by applying prescribed fire, mechanical treatments and exotic plant control throughout the area. Job duties will further include public hunt management, biological data collection, wildlife surveys, leading prescribed burn crews, infrastructure establishment and maintenance, and other various land management tasks as needed.
This position is also responsible for the development and periodic revision of long-range, comprehensive management plans, annual work plans, budget proposals, area regulations, and reports. Incumbent will also be working with other staff within the region to enhance wildlife habitat and promote compatible recreational use for the general public. Incumbent will also participate in team meetings, seminars, and workshops relating to wildlife resource management or other training opportunities.
Persons applying for this position should be comfortable working independently in the field as well as in a team setting, and have experience in prescribed burning, plant identification, and exotic plant control. The ability to operate ATVs and field equipment is preferred.
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:
Rate of Pay: $22.15 / hour
Broadband code: 19-1023-3
Class code: 5074
Title: OPS - Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist III
City: Punta Gorda
Facility: Fred C.
Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area
Working hours: 8am - 5pm; maximum allowable hours per year: 1,920
List of any subordinates supervised: 1 OPS + Fish and Wildlife Technician
Level of Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and two years of professional biological experience; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences and one year of professional experience as described above; (a specific degree in wildlife management/science/conservation/ecology is strongly recommended).
Benefits: Participate in Group health insurance
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.
Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers
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