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Fisheries & Wildlife Bio Scientist III

The State of Florida

Lakeland ,  Florida

Description of duties: Cooperative Wildlife Management Area Responsibilities: Includes direct involvement in the development and implementation of management programs for the Green Swamp and Upper Hillsborough Wildlife Management Areas, and Little Gator Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area (Lead Area). Coordination of the development and periodic revision of long-range, comprehensive management plans, input and review for the preparation of programs, annual work plans, budget proposals, area regulations, brochures and reports. Collection of biological data to evaluate wildlife population numbers / fluctuations and land response to habitat management and user pressures. Accomplish Commission-planned activities such as controlled burning, roller chopping, resource inventories, road repairs, fence maintenance, public hunt management, game check station operation, etc. Provide wildlife related recreational opportunities including consumptive and non-consumptive uses where appropriate. Propose regulations based on sound biological and sociological principles to control activities on the area. Identification and protection of endangered species and habitats. Documentation, recommendation and administration of eradication programs for exotic plant and animal species to ensure ecosystem integrity.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Wildlife ecology, ecosystem management, ability to write technical reports, wildlife and habitat survey and inventory knowledge. The ability to operate outdoors under inclement weather conditions, the ability to work productively unsupervised and the ability to design statistically sound projects. Capable to supervise and motivate field staff (one wildlife technician).

Working hours: Average number of hours per week: 40 hrs.

List of any subordinates supervised: 1 Wildlife / Fisheries Technician

Residency requirement: Must reside within a 25-mile radius of the Green Swamp WMA.

Level of Education-: Minimum BS (MS preferred) in biological sciences

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.



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