Here's the people making primary decisions on what, where, and when to spray our lakes. Also note that I get three of these emails a week, for schedule 1 and schedule 2 biologists. Why such a high turnover ??
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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OPS F&W Biological Scientist II - 77907154
Date: Jan 15, 2019
Location: EUSTIS, FL, US, 32726
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Requisition No: 51927
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Working Title: OPS F&W Biological Scientist II - 77907154
Position Number: 77907154
Salary: $16.00 Hourly
Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2019
Division: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Eustis, FL (Lake County)
Section: Freshwater Fisheries Research/Freshwater Fisheries Biology
The successful candidates will be part of a field crew that samples water bodies statewide using a variety of fish and habitat sampling gears as required by Florida’s Freshwater Fisheries Long-Term Monitoring Program. Individuals will work both as a team and with other statewide fisheries biologists. This position requires frequent daily travel with some overnight stays. There will be additional opportunities to work on other fisheries research projects. Funding for this position is partially funded by a recurring federal grant. Continued employment is subject to annual renewals.
Sample fish using various gear types (electrofishing, mini-fyke nets, trawls, push-trawls)
Record water quality and habitat characteristics at sample sites
Vegetation and bottom structure mapping using boat-mounted sonar devices
Field identification of freshwater fish and aquatic plants
Maintain all project equipment and usage logs including field sampling gear, vehicles and boats
Data entry, analysis, and report writing
Laboratory otolith work for age and growth studies of sportfish
Participate in professional meetings and public outreach events as directed
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and one year of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences. Maintain a valid driver license.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proficiency in operating and trailering boats (< 24ft)
Ability to work long hours in hot and humid conditions
Be physically capable of lifting and using heavy (e.g., 50 lbs) sampling gear
Ability to work well in a team setting
Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license
Effective communication skills in public and scientific settings
Applicants having experience with data analysis of fisheries data using R or similar statistical software package, and experience using ArcView or online GIS tools may be given preference.
Expected Start Date: Mar 1, 2019
WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.
WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements. Consult with People First or the servicing Human Resource Office for details.)
Deferred Compensation - voluntary
Employee Assistance Program – voluntary
WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
Any form of paid leave
Participation in the Florida Retirement System
Reinstatement rights or retention rights
Where To Apply
Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Profile electronically in People First (http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com) by the closing date listed. 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 Profile.
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.
Nearest Major Market: Orlando
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