Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III 77001110

Agency
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Location
Lake Placid, Florida
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Starting Salary: $38,814.36 annually / $1,492.86 biweekly
Start Date
02/18/2022
Last Date to Apply
01/23/2022
Website
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/peoplefirst/index.html
Description
Requisition No: 530001 Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Working Title: FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III - 77001110 Position Number: 77001110 Salary: $1,492.86 bi-weekly + benefits Posting Closing Date: 01/23/2022 Position number: 77001110 Address: Lake Wales Ridge WEA, 1630 Royce Ranch Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Supervisor:: Jennifer Myers Description of duties: 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 Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA) in Highlands 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 direct involvement in the development and implementation of management programs for the Lake Wales Ridge WEA. This position will be responsible for leading the prescribed burn program on the WEA, which includes managing the area’s prescribed burn team. Job duties will further include biological data collection, wildlife surveys, exotic plant control, mechanical treatments, infrastructure establishment and maintenance, public hunt and check station management, 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 to enhance wildlife habitat and promote compatible recreational use for the general public. Incumbent will participate in team meetings, seminars, workshops, public outreach events and/or other training opportunities. Persons applying for this position should have strong team leadership skills, be comfortable working independently in the field, 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: • knowledge of wildlife ecology, game management, wildlife and habitat surveying and inventory • knowledge and experience with the application of prescribed fire • knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of vegetation • ability to identify common and imperiled species • ability to write technical reports • ability to operate outdoors under inclement weather conditions • ability to work productively unsupervised • knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS and its application • strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with cooperators, coworkers, and constituents • skilled in use of Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Qualifications
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). 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: • knowledge of wildlife ecology, game management, wildlife and habitat surveying and inventory • knowledge and experience with the application of prescribed fire • knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of vegetation • ability to identify common and imperiled species • ability to write technical reports • ability to operate outdoors under inclement weather conditions • ability to work productively unsupervised • knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS and its application • strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with cooperators, coworkers, and constituents • skilled in use of Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Contact Person
Jennifer Myers
Contact Phone
863-368-1922
Contact eMail
Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.