Fisheries & Wildlife biological Scientist III

The State of Florida

Inverness , Florida

Description of Duties: Assists with the planning, development and implementation of management programs for Lake Panasoffkee, Potts, and Flying Eagle Wildlife Management Areas and other areas within the district including Half Moon WMA. Assists with the development and implementation of habitat management programs to maintain and perpetuate native wildlife populations. These programs include activities such as prescribed fire, and mechanical and chemical control of native and exotic vegetation. Other responsibilities include: coordination and implementation of managed public hunts; providing management recommendations to cooperating agencies to promote the conservation of wildlife resources; design and implementation of biological surveys to monitor the status of selected species, including data analysis and report writing; development and implementation of public recreational programs; proposing regulations based on sound biological and sociological principles; development and implementation of scientifically appropriate monitoring programs; preparation and submission of administrative and biological reports; planning, development, and maintenance of projects to facilitate public use including road construction, establishment of parking areas, culvert installation, and construction and maintenance of boundary and interior fences and gates; and furthering agency goals through interactions with cooperating agencies and stakeholders.

Level of Education: Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a life or physical science. B.S. degree in Wildlife Management or Wildlife Science is preferred.

License Requirements: Florida 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.