Description of duties: Incumbent is responsible for day to day operations on the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area located in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties for the Wildlife and Habitat Management section within the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. Specific duties include contract oversight and participation in hydrologic and vegetative restoration programs, conducting wildlife surveys, assisting with the development and implementation of budgets and annual operational plans, assisting with the development and promotion of both hunting and non-hunting public use programs, and assistance with setting management and restoration objectives consistent with agency and division directives.
Working hours: 8-5 M-F; early mornings, evenings, and weekends as required
Required knowledge, skills and abilities: Must have knowledge of south Florida ecological communities, primarily the Everglades ecosystem, and the ability to navigate using GPS units and aerial maps. Must have the ability to operate specialized equipment, strong organizational skills, and experience in accurately collecting and organizing field data. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are preferred. This job involves strenuous work in extreme weather conditions typical of south Florida and requires the incumbent to be in good physical condition and able to work outside year-round. Must be able to work as part of a team and must be able to work independently in the field once trained.
Residency requirement: Must live within 25 miles of Sunrise Wildlife Field Office
Level of education: Minimum Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.
Other requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid Class E driver’s license with a clean driving record (Class A or B CDL preferred).