MyFlorida OPS- BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST III in Eustis, Florida

77905049-51336882-20161017130008 Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Working Title: OPS- BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST IIIBroadband/Class Code: 19-1023-03Position Number: 77905049-51336882Annual Salary Range: $18.25 an hourAnnouncement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: EustisFacility: Eustis Fisheries LabPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB009Closing Date: 11/1/2016

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Position Number: 77905049

Address: Eustis

Supervisor: Ed Hayes

Description of Duties:

  • This position is within the Aquatic Habitat Restoration/Enhancement Subsection (AHRE) of the Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Conservation Section.

  • Identify, develop, coordinate, and implement wetland and aquatic habitat restoration projects that maximize benefits to fish and wildlife resources, including removal of nuisance vegetation and organic sediments, herbicide treatment of aquatic plants, planting of beneficial wetland vegetation species and utilization of other wetland restoration techniques.

  • Procure necessary state and federal permits required for project implementation. Develop project bid documents and contracts. Provide contract management and contractor oversight of approved aquatic habitat enhancement projects.

  • Work across FWC divisions and cooperate with other federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and others as appropriate to implement FWC’s aquatic habitat restoration program, including participating in and providing input to internal (FWC sponsored) and external (non-FWC sponsored) aquatic resource management groups.

  • Coordinate and assist in wetland and aquatic habitat monitoring and sampling to evaluate and predict environmental response to project activities in coordination with other FWC division, office and section personnel.

  • Create and maintain databases of collected scientific data and maps of project areas using appropriate computer software.

  • Prepare, publish and present project management plans and relevant project findings through internal (quarterly/annual/completion reports and management plans) and external (peer-reviewed publications, professional and public meeting, etc.) outlets.

  • Perform other project-related duties and tasks as directed by supervisor. Maintain project vehicles, boats, and field and laboratory equipment in working condition. Assist other AHRE and Commission projects as necessary.

  • Work independently with limited supervision.

  • Responsible for timely and accurate processing and or approval, as appropriate, of vendor invoices and warrants for payment of goods received or services rendered to avoid automatic interest penalty payments to said vendors.

  • Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, F.S., related to State Comptroller’s rules and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures.

  • Strong background in aquatic resource management and aquatic plant enhancement methods. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Boat and trailer handling. Use of environmental sampling gear. Proficient in the use of GPS hardware and GIS software. Meeting assigned deadlines and budget requirements.

  • Ability to spend long hours in and on the water in various weather conditions with physical stamina to perform rigorous activities in aquatic environments.

Broadband Code:19-1023-3

Class Code: 5035

Region: Northeast

Title: Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III

County: Lake

Office Location: Eustis, FL

Salary: $18.25 per hour

Working Hours: 40 hours per week, M-F, 8 AM – 5 PM (Hours may vary based on workload and may be required to work weekends and non-traditional hours.)

Residency Requirement: N/A

Subordinates Supervised:None

Level of Education:A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences with two years of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory programis required.

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences with one year of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory programis preferred.

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