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OPS Fish & Wildlife Bio Sci II

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Chipley, FL
Job Description:

Description of duties:


This OPS Biological Scientist II position works with a team of biologists and technicians to monitor natural communities and game populations on the Fitzhugh Carter Tract of Econfina Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Pine Log WMA, Point Washington WMA, and Juniper Creek. The incumbent, under the direct supervision of an FWC Biologist III, assists with the various water management district and Florida Forest Service tasks including surveying and monitoring game species and imperiled wildlife using scientifically accepted protocols. Conducts vegetation surveys including those of imperiled native flora and chemically treats invasive flora. Assists landowner with maintenance of public use infrastructure including roads, parking areas, kiosks, picnic facilities, trails, boat ramps, water control structures, fences, gates, and equipment maintenance/storage compound as needed. Manages hunting and public recreational use programs. Assists with wildlife disease surveillance and prescribed burning efforts. Analyzes and reports data to district and service staff. Assists and collaborates with staff on other conservation areas and provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and other government agencies regarding wildlife and habitat management including nuisance bear abatement. Participates in team meetings, seminars and workshops relating to wildlife resource management or other training opportunities. Provides presentations to conservation organizations, schools, and civic groups.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Knowledge and experience in conducting wildlife surveys with an emphasis on game species, analyzing data, and summarizing results

Experience in the use of ArcGIS and GPS and its application

Proficient writing skills

Ability to operate 4WD vehicles and ATVs

Ability to work independently and in a variety of weather conditions

Ability to work efficiently in a team of diverse people with differing backgrounds

Ability to plan and prioritize work assignments, multi-task

Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers

Skill in use of Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

Valid driver’s license and ability to drive 4WD vehicles, boats, and ATV’s required


Region: Northwest (03)


Title: Fish & Wildlife Biological Scientist II


County: Washington, Bay


Working hours: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday, may require some early morning, night, or weekend duty and occasional overnight travel.


List of any subordinates supervised: none


Residency requirement: Florida, must reside within a 25-mile radius.


Level of Education- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences


License Requirements: A valid driver’s license.


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.

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