Full-Time Wildlife Biologist Position with Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC), Ocala, Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking applicants for a full time + benefits FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIO SCIENTIST II position. The person in this position serves as the Assistant Regional Biologist in the Species Conservation Planning Section for FWC’s Northeast Region, and is located in Ocala, Florida.
Please see below for the full job description. If interested, please apply online at: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/OCALA-FISHERIES-&-WILDLIFE-BIO-SCIENTIST-II-77001079-FL-34471/469243600/ and include a resume and cover letter along with your online application.
Requisition No: 33122 
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Position Number: 77001079 
Salary:  $1,234.18 bi-weekly + benefits 
Posting Closing Date: 04/22/2018 
Address:  FWC Regional Office, 1239 SW 10th Street, Ocala, FL 34471
Type of Announcement:  Open Competitive
Base Pay:  $1,234.18 bi-weekly
Supervisor:  Alexander Kropp
Contact Person: Alex.Kropp@myfwc.com ((352) 620-7350)
Description of Duties:  The person in this position serves as the Assistant Regional Biologist in the Species Conservation Planning Section for the Northeast Region.  Works with the Regional Species Conservation Planning Biologist to: 1) provide technical assistance on nongame and imperiled species conservation and permitting issues, 2) assist or take the lead on conducting monitoring and conservation projects for nongame and imperiled species, 3) provide administrative support for regional operations, 4) work collaboratively to develop or update species conservation plans, and 5) assist with work associated with FWC’s Shorebird Program. Represents FWC and works to develop and enhance partnerships with other governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations. Serves as back-up to the Regional Biologist for regional issues when necessary. Also ensures vehicles and vessels and maintained and in good working order.
Broadband Code:  19-1023-02
Class Code:  5028
Region:  Northeast
Class Title:  Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist II
County:  Marion
Working Hours:  8:00am – 5:00pm
List of Subordinates Supervised:  None
Residency Requirement:  None
Level of Education:   B.S. degree in the biological sciences.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the biological sciences. A degree in wildlife, ecology, natural resources, or similar discipline is preferred. One year of professional experience working on research, conservation, or management of vertebrate or other nongame wildlife species is preferred.  A graduate degree may substitute for professional experience.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Skilled in the use of computers for communications and information/data management.  Ability to work well with minimal supervision.  Able to conduct moderately strenuous wildlife management and monitoring activities outdoors under harsh conditions. 
It is preferred that applicants have: Experience using ArcGIS; Knowledge of important nongame wildlife species in north central Florida; Experience developing wildlife survey and management projects; An understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, and policies; Good organizational (time management, office organization, information management), customer service, and problem solving skills;  Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance and customer service to the public; Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working partnerships with other conservation organizations; and ability to safely operate a variety of vehicles and equipment including GPS units, hand tools, 4WD vehicles, ATVs, trailers, and boats up to 18 feet, along with an understanding of basic maintenance requirements for that equipment.  The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have a commitment to natural resource conservation and customer service.
Please submit a resume and cover letter along with your application.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Ocala
Anna Deyle
NE Assistant Regional Species Conservation Biologist
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
1239 SW 10th Street
Ocala, FL  34471
PH:  (352) 732-1225
FAX: (352) 732-1391