WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST III – Lake George WMA

Agency
FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Location
Barberville, Florida.
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$1,456.45 biweekly + benefits
Start Date
11/11/2021
Last Date to Apply
09/24/2021
Website
https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/PONTE-VEDRA-BEACH-FISHERIES-&-WILDLIFE-BIO-SCIENTIST-III-77001088-FL-33868/788029200/
Description
The FWC’s Northeast Region is seeking a highly motivated candidate to serve as the Coop Area Biologist on 85,000 acres across four Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in Volusia County; Lake George WMA, Lake George Dexter Mary Farms Unit WMA, Tiger Bay WMA, and Tiger Bay Rima Ridge WMA. This position is in the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section and is responsible for habitat management and restoration activities including application of prescribed fire, mechanical treatments, and food plot management throughout the area. The position will supervise one full-time wildlife technician and several seasonal positions to accomplish FWC objectives on the WMA. The successful candidate will lead an active land management team impacting thousands of acres per year by mowing, planting, burning, and spraying and be responsible for running and coordinating highly sought after public hunts for deer and turkey. This position will a member of District Three burn team assisting on burns across multiple counties. Job duties will also include planning, development and maintenance of projects facilitating public recreational opportunities including public hunt management, infrastructure establishment and maintenance, and other land management tasks as needed. This position will also provide assistance to bear management and work to resolve human bear conflicts This position is responsible for assisting with the development and periodic revision of long-range, comprehensive management plans, annual work plans, budget proposals, project specifications, area regulations, and reports. In addition, the applicant will interact professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules and regulations. Occasional travel is required to attend regional and divisional meetings and trainings.
Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Incumbent must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and leadership skills, be able to work well with team members and interact positively with stakeholders and cooperators. Other required knowledge, skills and abilities include: knowledgeable in principles of wildlife ecology and habitat management knowledge of the common and imperiled species of Florida knowledge of planting food plots for a variety of wildlife species knowledge of the principles of fire ecology and experience with application of prescribed fire knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of invasive exotic vegetation knowledge and experience in supervising multiple team members experience conducting wildlife surveys and summarize biological data knowledge of outdoor recreational activities including hunting and fishing proficient with Windows and Microsoft Office applications knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS and its application to land management and surveys ability to work both as part of a team and independently ability to work outdoors under harsh weather conditions ability to operate 4WD vehicles and ATVs ability to plan and prioritize work assignments and multi-task
Contact Person
Justin Ellenberger
Contact eMail
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