Serves as one of the co-Lead Area Biologists responsible for planning, development and implementation of management programs for the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area, in close cooperation with the other co-Lead Area Biologist and District Biologist. Supervises three full time employees; two full time OPS employees; and multiple seasonal OPS employees. Plans and implements effective and cost-efficient habitat management practices, such as prescribed burning, upland and wetland restoration, mechanical and chemical vegetation treatments, oversight of timber operations, water level manipulations, and other projects. Plans, develops, and coordinates projects to facilitate public use, such as road construction and maintenance, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation and repair, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates. Develops and oversees bid specifications, contracts, and monitoring of vendor compliance. Completes annual work plans, budget proposals, performance reports, accomplishment reports and other administrative tasks. Coordinates public hunting and other recreational activities, including coordination and operation of check stations. Designs and conducts population surveys of selected species using scientifically-accepted techniques, including data analysis and report writing. Surveys habitat types and monitors changes that take place in vegetative communities. Provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations and other agencies regarding wildlife biology and wildlife habitat management. Proposes regulations based on sound biological and sociological principles. Participates in seminars and workshops relating to wildlife resource management. Responds to nuisance bear complaints, reports of road-killed bears, and other wildlife issues within assigned area. Completes other duties or assists on other areas as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a life or physical science. B.S. degree in Wildlife Management or Wildlife Science is preferred. Florida Driver’s License required. Apply at peoplefirst.myflorida.com.