Fish & Wildlife Biological Scientist II: Gainesville, FL

Agency
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Location
Gainesville, FL
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$35,745 annually
Last Date to Apply
06/24/2022
Website
https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/GAINESVILLE-FISH-&-WILDLIFE-BIO-SCIENTIST-II-77000150-FL-32653/895884800/
Description
(1) Independently and cooperatively plan, direct, and participate in all aspects pertaining to fish monitoring in the Orange Creek Basin. Duties include but are not limited to: spring season sportfish monitoring, fall season fish community monitoring, and seasonal creel surveys. Specific responsibilities associated with these duties include but are not limited to: the collection of information for fish length frequency, age and growth, and/or other population parameters deemed necessary (e.g. fish condition, fishing mortality), data analysis, model development, description of findings in annual reports and oral presentations, publication of significant findings, and recommendations of management strategies. (2) Assist the research leader in developing, planning and executing field activities of riverine research studies and resource monitoring throughout the State of Florida. Studies may include specific hypothesis testing of questions associated with fish populations, fish communities, or fish biology relating to stream ecology, resource assessment, and/or instream flows and levels. Responsibilities include measurement of physical and chemical water parameters, freshwater fish collections, and aquatic habitat assessment and measurement. Assist with project data analysis, model development, description of findings in annual reports and oral presentations, publication of significant findings, and recommendations of management strategies. (3) Keep abreast of current scientific literature that pertains to fish and habitat sampling procedures, techniques, and specialized equipment used in field and laboratory research studies. (4) Supervise OPS personnel as assigned, and direct their efforts toward accomplishment of field and laboratory studies. Duties include but are not limited to: recruitment, training, planning and directing work, reviewing performance with employee, and ensuring compliance with Commission and FWRI rules, policies, and procedures. (5) Participate in public outreach efforts and/or events, as appropriate. (6) Perform other duties as required. Additional information available at website linked above.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: (1) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and one year of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; OR (2) Master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences. Preferred qualifications: (1)Master's degree from an accredited college or university in fisheries or aquatic sciences. KSAs Required for Position: Knowledge of: (1) The biological sciences, including terminology, principles and techniques used in research and monitoring of freshwater fishes. (2) Data collection and analytical procedures for field and laboratory work. (3) Supervisory practices, principles and procedures. Skill in: (1) The use of scientific laboratory and field equipment. (2) Writing (technical and popular articles and publications). Ability to: (1) Conduct biological research using scientific methods and techniques. (2) Perform quantitative analysis of scientific data. (3) Prepare written reports. (4) Understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, principles and procedures. (5) Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. (6) Effectively supervise others. (7) Establish and maintain effective working relationships. (8) Safely operate vehicles, trailers and boats up to 22'. (9) Swim with sufficient skill to save oneself in the event of an emergency. (10) Work outdoors in adverse conditions. (11) Maintain a valid driver’s license. Application and additional information available at website linked above.
Contact Person
Human Resources
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