Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tallahassee, FL
Job Category
Full time Positions
$1,851.96 /biweekly
Last Date to Apply
Requisition No: 811414 Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST IV - 77073255 Position Number: 77073255 Salary: $1,851.96 bi-weekly + benefits Posting Closing Date: 10/03/2023 Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check Position Number: 77073255 Salary: $1,851.96 /biweekly Supervisor and position number: Larame Ferry Position address : 2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Region: Northwest County: Leon Working hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm List of any subordinates supervised: None Residency requirement: None Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to navigate Windows PC and is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat, with the ability to perform complex tasks. ArcGIS training and background strongly preferred. Knowledge of wildlife ecology. Familiarity with the Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code in relation to public lands and knowledge of Federal and State Endangered Species Acts. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; has organizational skills and the ability to conduct fact finding research. Knowledge, skills, and ability to work within the professional fields of conservation acquisition and conservation planning. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to maintain effective working relationships, and to think critically. Must be able to perform physical activity under potentially strenuous field conditions (e.g., field surveys in inclement weather). Florida Driver’s License required. Position description and duties: The Land Conservation and Planning (LCP) group is offering an exciting opportunity to work across sections of the agency and with various state agencies and public land managers on gopher tortoise, associated habitat, and commensal species conservation, whether it be finding potential gopher tortoise recipient sites, assisting with management plans, providing related outreach, or assisting with habitat conservation efforts and acquisition project proposals. The position advertised is for a Biological Scientist IV in the Wildlife and Habitat Management section of the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation of FWC. Duties: Coordinate with other agencies on management plans, feasibility assessments, and potential gopher tortoise recipient site evaluations. The position will be the primary liaison with other public land managers to help screen for gopher tortoise recipient site potential. Coordinate with the Wildlife Diversity Conservation (WDC) section to provide analysis and necessary language for FWC management plans for potential gopher tortoise habitat. Participate in WDC trainings, meetings, site visits, and Standard Operating Procedure reviews for gopher tortoise recipient sites. Assist with review of potential gopher tortoise recipient sites and title work documents. Identify grant opportunities for gopher tortoise habitat acquisitions and coordinate with WDC for application. Identify and conduct outreach to private landowners for potential recipient sites, including those within FWC Additions and Inholdings Acquisition List (Wildlife Management Area optimal boundaries). General coordination with WDC regarding acquisition opportunities and funds that may be beneficial to gopher tortoises, associated habitat, and commensal species. Coordinate with WDC to maintain conservation easement GIS geodatabase to track the total number of conservation easements and total acreage protected. Coordinate/develop/review/analyze/map potential projects utilizing GIS. Assist on other acquisition and management plan tasks related to gopher tortoises, associated habitat, and commensal species. Perform other duties, tasks, and projects as needed and assigned by supervisor. Attend relevant training programs as required or recommended by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications: Preferred bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field such as biology, wildlife ecology, environmental science, geology, geography, or other natural sciences required and two years of related professional experience OR a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field such as biology, wildlife ecology, environmental science, geology, geography, or other natural sciences and one year of related professional experience. The position is required to travel.
Contact Person
Larame Ferry
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