We are seeking to hire a motivated freshwater fisheries biologist to join a research team that provides information to local and statewide fisheries managers. Biologist will assist in coordinating and collecting fisheries data for a statewide long-term monitoring program using electrofishing, trawls, and roving creel surveys.  Work will also include data entry, analysis, report writing, and processing samples in the laboratory.  Successful candidates will assist project biologists with ongoing research, such as largemouth bass stocking evaluations, studies evaluating sportfish regulation changes, bass tournament release mortality, fish attractor research, trophy bass radio telemetry, and habitat enhancement evaluations.  This position will be expected to work with fisheries managers and researchers to propose and lead research studies that result in manuscripts for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations at professional or public meetings.


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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Florida’s freshwater fisheries, fish population dynamics, and fish management techniques.
  • Knowledge of freshwater aquatic plants and related management techniques.
  • Knowledge of research study design for fisheries applications.
  • Knowledge of data analysis techniques relevant to fisheries biology.
  • Skill in the use of scientific laboratory and field equipment.
  • Skill at oral and written communication.
  • Skill in the operation of boats, outboard motors, trailers, etc.
  • Skill in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, data analysis, fish population analysis programs.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to perform quantitative analysis of fisheries data.
  • Ability to operate independently to achieve project objectives.
  • Ability to design and complete biological studies/surveys.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills.