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Fisheries & Wildlife Bio Scientist III

PeopleFirst Florida HR

Felda ,  Florida

Description of duties: Incumbent is responsible for day to day operations on the Spirit of the Wild Wildlife Management Area located in Hendry County, Florida. Primary responsibilities include identifying, planning, and implementing effective projects consistent with the habitat management goals for the WMA, supporting and conducting public hunts, developing and promoting non-hunting recreational use, preparing for and conducting wildlife surveys, providing oversight and direction to ensure that equipment and infrastructure is properly maintained, writing reports, maintaining databases using ArcGIS, and budget management.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of the biological sciences and 2 years of experience in habitat and/or wildlife management. Must be willing and able to conduct wildlife surveys from aircraft. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have some supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Background in botany and a strong familiarity with both native and exotic vegetation in South Florida (especially grasses and other herbaceous species), experience with ground cover restoration and/or hydrological restoration work, wildlife surveys, and prescribed burning. One or more years of supervisory experience.



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