Job Opportunity: Fisheries & Wildlife Bio Scientist in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking a Fisheries & Wildlife Bio Scientist

Description of duties

  • Conducts planning, developing, and implementing of wildlife management programs on the Triple N Ranch and Herky Huffman/ Bull Creek WMAs, in addition to assisting other area biologists on WMAs within the Northeast Region.
  • Responsible for recommending and implementing habitat management practices.
  • Assists with prescribed burning, ground cover restoration, mechanical and chemical vegetation treatments, wildlife plantings, and other projects.
  • Conducts population surveys of game, non-game, and threatened and endangered wildlife species using scientifically accepted techniques.
  • Surveys habitat types and monitors changes that take place in these vegetative communities.
  • Coordinates public hunting and other recreational activities on assigned areas.
  • Plans, develops and maintains projects to facilitate public use including road and trail construction and maintenance, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates.
  • Assists with the development of bid specifications, contract development and oversight, and monitoring vendor compliance.
  • Assists with annual work plans, budget proposals, accomplishment reports, annual progress reports, and other administrative tasks.
  • Provides supervisor with information, recommendations and justification for regulations governing public use on the WMAs.
  • Provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations and other agencies regarding wildlife biology and wildlife habitat management.
  • Participates in seminars, workshops and public outreach relating to wildlife resource management.
  • Supervises volunteers and check station operators.
  • Assists lead biologist with preparation of detailed regulations governing recreational activities on the area.
  • Collects biological data from hunter-harvested animals.
  • Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions.
  • Maintains equipment in a clean, safe and usable condition. Follows manufacturer's recommendations for periodic maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledgeable in the principles of wildlife ecology, habitat management, and a knowledge of the common and imperiled species of Florida. Experience conducting wildlife surveys and analyzing biological data. Experience with outdoor recreational activities including hunting and fishing. Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office applications and ArcGIS. Ability to work both as part of a team and independently, under harsh weather conditions. Knowledge of the principles of fire ecology and a willingness to be part of an active prescribed burn program. Ability to operate 4WD vehicles and ATVs. Knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of invasive exotic vegetation.

Posting Closing Date: 10/25/2019

For more information and how to apply, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.

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