DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:
This position is part of a regional team within FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management and located in Gainesville, FL. The selected candidate will assist with the management of freshwater fisheries resources in Florida’s North Central Region (17 counties), implement agency established protocols to assess sportfish populations, and assist with stakeholder interactions and report writing. The person selected for this position will be required to regularly interact with individuals from within and outside the agency and the general public. Must be able to set results-oriented goals and objectives; work independently and with other professionals and stakeholders to effectively and efficiently meet goals and objectives.
•Assists regional biological staff with the development and implementation of fisheries management goals related to North Central Region resources including but not limited to: stakeholder interaction, habitat enhancement, data analysis, applied fisheries sampling, coordinating with cooperators and other governmental agencies, and promotional and educational opportunities.
•Work with Division of Freshwater Fisheries Research, Habitat and Species Conservation’s Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Section and Invasive Plant Management Section personnel to design, permit and accomplish habitat maintenance and improvement projects.
•Serves as the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management representative on intra- and inter-agency groups.
•Assists in developing partnerships in aquatic resource management projects with federal, state and local agencies and stakeholders.
•Establishes and maintains stakeholder contacts with anglers, fish camps, local governmental officials, tackle shop owners, fishing guides, outdoor media, fishing clubs, Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s), etc. to ensure effective, two-way communication relative to FWC programs and projects.
•Assesses freshwater fisheries resources utilizing established sampling methodologies and gear.
•Data compilation, management, and analysis.
•Drafting/editing of quarterly and annual reports.
•Operates/maintains boats, motors, trailers, and other sampling equipment.
For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/GAINESVILLE-FISHERIES-&-WILDLIFE-BIO-SCIENTIST-III-77000152-FL-32653/586762500/
•Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
•A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a life or physical science.
•A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a life or physical science and two years of professional experience in a field or laboratory program; or
•A master's degree from an accredited college or university in a life or physical science, preferably in the fisheries/aquaculture sciences.
In addition to submitting a completed state application via People First, applicants are required to submit a current resume and cover letter highlighting their qualifications and interest in the position.