Requisition No: 515822

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000084

Salary:  Minimum Salary $74,159

Posting Closing Date: 01/03/2022

Position number: 77000084

Location: Specific locaton to be determined

Classification Title: Habitat and Species Section Leader

Broadband code: 11-9121-03

Class Code: 8595

Supervisor: David Johnson, Deputy Division Director, Division of Habitat & Species Conservation

Salary: Minimum Salary $74,159 annually


NOTE: In addition to submitting an electronic State of Florida employment application and completing the qualifying questions, please attach a resume and cover letter. The letter should at minimum explain your interest in the specific position and identify your most relevant skills or experiences. . Applications will not be considered without these items.


Description of duties: This position serves as Section Leader for the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration Section (AHCR).  Responsibilities include technical planning, guidance, evaluation and administrative assistance to aquatic resource enhancement biologists, oversight of aquatic habitat enhancement oriented fixed capital outlay projects and review of scientific and technical documents prepared by AHCR personnel.  AHCR biologists coordinate and/or oversee both research and statewide restoration/enhancement projects on freshwater, marine and estuarine habitats.  This position coordinates AHCR activities with other FWC Divisions and Offices and is responsible for Section budget preparation with assistance provided in the preparation of the Division budget.  Prepares information for Section related legislative issues. This position coordinates AHCR activities with the Department of Environmental Protection, US Army Corps of Engineers and Water Management Districts in regard to water quality, pesticide contamination and environmental resources permits.  Responsible for the 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 for Section 215.422, F.S.; related State Comptroller’s rules and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures.  Courteously assists Commission constituents to resolve questions or problems they may have in matters relating to the Commission, its programs or fish and wildlife conservation generally.  Seeks to garner public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner.


Region: Northwest

County: Leon

Working hours: Monday – Friday 8-5 (may require nights and weekends)

List of any subordinates supervised: 1 Biological Administrator II; 1 Biological Administrator III: 1 Administrative Assistant II

Residency requirement: NA

Level of Education-BS degree in a life or physical science.

Criminal history check required under Section 110.1127, Florida Statutes.

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”


FWC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application / selection process, please contact the hiring authority in advance.



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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.

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