Regional Fisheries Administrator, NE Region Ocala, Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission- Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management -North East Region
Northeast Regional Office 1239 SW 10th Street Ocala, Florida 34471
Job Category
Full time Positions
$2,090.70 bi-weekly plus benefits
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management (DFFM) within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking a fish and wildlife professional with strong leadership ability, supervisory experience, and good interpersonal skills to serve as Regional Fisheries Administrator (RFA) for the Northeast Region. The RFA is responsible for overseeing all fish management activities in the NE Region and assists with implementation of programs to enhance and protect freshwater fisheries statewide. The RFA is responsible for the leadership, planning, supervision, personnel administration, and management of the NE regional fisheries management team of FTE and OPS biological scientists, fish and wildlife technicians, and administrative staff. Determines scientific data collection needs, and develops and implements management actions based on collected data. Responsible for coordinating leadership training plans and programs for DFFM staff, and documenting employee progress. This position serves as a member of the Division Leadership Team to develop, coordinate and implement DFFM direction, policies and activities relating to aquatic resource management. Represents DFFM on the Regional Leadership Team, and other intra-agency teams. Assists with coordination and development of intra-agency policy, development of cooperative stakeholder forums and partnerships, and development and implementation of fisheries programs that generate scientific information and practices. Serves as DFFM and agency representative for various lake and watershed committees and councils. Serves as a liaison for DFFM with internal and external aquatic habitat restoration, and aquatic plant management entities. Coordinates with other Agency staff to develop aquatic restoration, enhancement, and aquatic plant management projects that emphasize improving or maintaining sport fish populations, angler access and/or the creation of new fishing opportunities. Works closely with research personnel to develop projects designed to answer specific management objectives. Position activities include, but are not limited to, programs designed to protect and enhance fish stocks through population augmentation; statewide harvest regulations; and with the assistance of the other divisions and agencies, manipulation of aquatic habitats and hydrological regimes. Provides technical oversight and assistance to agency staff in development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of fisheries management projects. Facilitates the development of interagency partnerships, stakeholder relationships, and cooperative agreements with local governments in order to protect, manage, and enhance fisheries resources. Oversees Divisional permitting functions for the region, including the issuance of Scientific Collector’s, Special Use, and Haul Seine Permits. Provides regional review of agency boat ramp applications; obtains input from local biologists and provides input to grant review process. Oversees DFFM Regional budget including tracking of expenditures and monitoring budget monthly. Pursues alternative funding sources to accomplish Divisional goals. Acts as DFFM Regional property custodian and oversees the proper use and care of Divisional equipment. The FWC expects its employees to be courteous and respectful while assisting FWC customers and stakeholders, ensuring each encounter is as positive as possible. Employees should promptly resolve questions or problems relating to FWC, its programs and/or fish and wildlife resources. Employees should seek to gain public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner and by listening to what the customer wants and striving to meet their needs. When appropriate, employees will explain the reasons for agency actions or decisions while communicating a consistent FWC position. Responsible for following the provisions and requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, related to the Department of Financial Services rules and FWC’s invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures. Work at FWC is cross-functional meaning duties may cross division/office lines. The FWC expects employees to function across FWC’s organizational structure by providing their skills and expertise wherever needed through work on teams or as directed. The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida: State of Florida employees enjoy top-tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out-of-pocket contributions. State employees also enjoy the option of selecting between the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan for retirement.  As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems. Health Premiums $4.17- Single / $15.00- Family Biweekly No Cost $25,000 Life Insurance Nine Paid State Holidays, One Personal Holiday per year 176 hours Annual Leave and 104 hours Sick Leave per year For a more complete list of benefits, visit
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles of fish and wildlife ecology and management Knowledge of fish and wildlife habitat restoration Knowledge of the principles of personnel administration Knowledge of fish and wildlife research applications Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software applications Skill in facilitation techniques and methods Skill in the use of scientific and field equipment Skill in personnel development Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments Ability to communicate effectively Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others Ability to work independently Ability to resolve personnel issues Ability to manage regional operations budgets Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to fish and wildlife management Ability to travel overnight and work flexible hours to meet project objectives. DESIRED REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and five years of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences and three years of professional experience as described above. 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. FWC is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions.
Contact Person
Ryan Hamm, Section Leader
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