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Biological Scientist I and II, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Organization: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Position Title: Biological Scientist I and II

Location: Lakeland, Florida

Dates and compensation: 3-year term; $12.00/hour (40 hours/week) + Optional Insurance Benefits

Application Deadline: July 24, 2015

Description: The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking to fill a Biological Scientist I position to conduct fish and wildlife habitat assessments on the Peace and Withlacoochee rivers in the agency’s 12-county Southwest Region. The objectives of this project are to identify and inventory the location and magnitude of fish and wildlife habitat degradation within these rivers and their navigable tributaries; to develop restoration recommendations at each impacted location; and to conduct a fish assemblage assessment of the Withlacoochee basin. Project is funded through June 30, 2018, pending annual renewal of grant funding.


Responsibilities: Under direction of Regional Biologists, duties include but are not limited to: · Assess fish and wildlife habitat conditions using Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply protocols and Riverine Threats Assessment protocols developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. · Identify site-specific impairments (e.g., sources of sedimentation, fish passage impediment) at all road crossings within the watershed. · Serve as a crew member on the Watershed Assessment Team. · Operation and maintenance of boats, canoes, vehicles, and other sampling equipment. · Assist with electrofishing on the Withlacoochee River. · Data compilation, management and analysis. Formal training of all sampling protocols will be provided upon start of project.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualification: B.S. degree in one of the natural resource sciences (forestry, wildlife, fisheries, hydrology, zoology or other related field). Position requires extensive time in the field, working under inclement conditions, overnight travel, and the ability to lift 50 lbs. Valid driver’s license required. Preference may be given to applicants with applied experience.

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First ( by the closing date listed, for position number 77907516-51403306. Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are applying online, faxed, or mailed to People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Form.

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