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Company: My Florida Corp Defunct
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Date: May 8, 2023
The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website ( .
Requisition No: 801856
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: RESEARCH SCIENTIST-FWC - 77071753
Position Number: 77071753
Posting Closing Date: 06/09/2023
The FWC is seeking an individual with strong fisheries stock assessment skills to fill a Research Scientist position in its Marine Fisheries Research, Stock Assessment and Modeling Program. This position is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Open Competitive: Applications from all candidates will be considered.
Minimum qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and five years of professional experience in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and four years of professional experience as described above; or a doctorate from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and two years of professional experience as described above.
**Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge and professional experience with quantitative fisheries stock assessment methods, statistical analysis and project design; strong project management experience.
50% - Participating or leading the development and implementation of stock assessment models for marine fisheries stocks in the southeastern US. Prepare stock assessments and special reports for Florida' s marine resource managers. Provide and interpret fisheries information from a state and regional basis for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other management agencies. Prepare reports and manuscripts of findings of the above analyses. Reviews and evaluates reports, proposals, and manuscripts pertaining to marine fisheries. Assist in the development and preparation of stock assessment analyses for interstate fisheries agencies ( Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Comm. and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Comm) and federal fisheries agencies (Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council) contiguous to Florida.
35% - Participate and direct the design and testing of multi species models or system models for marine fisheries using data from fishery monitoring programs, ecological and habitat surveys, physical environment monitoring, and human behavioral surveys. Monitor the status of selected marine fisheries to determine how well Florida' s management goals are being met. Independently design and test new mathematical techniques to accomplish the above duties. Keep current on relevant literature.
10% - Assist in the design and coordination of monitoring and surveys of Florida fisheries resources. Assist with the design and testing of sampling techniques for fisheries programs Statistically validate and recommend appropriate changes to all fisheries data collection programs used by the Institute.
5% - Promote and participate in public outreach efforts as appropriate. Assist in other Institute activities as requested. Performs related work as required. Participate in public outreach efforts as appropriate.
Knowledge of terminology, principles and application of techniques used in scientific research, analysis and testing, numerical modeling, statistical methods, biology, life history and fisheries pertaining to marine fish and invertebrate species within the Southeastern US waters; strong knowledge of fisheries stock assessment models, including the principles, practices and procedures used in single species and/or ecosystem models; Skill in written and verbal communications and in the use of personal computers and associated software.
Skill in population model construction, experimental design, testing of hypotheses, computer programming, written and verbal communications and in the use of personal computers and associated software
Ability to manage and/or participate in multiple research projects effectively; plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; supervise others effectively; work independently; utilize problem-solving techniques; and understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; travel and work hours in excess of 40 per week, nights and weekends. Ability to maintain valid drivers license.
Valid driver's license required.
Additional Requirements
The Commission expects its employees to be courteous and respectful while assisting Commission customers and stakeholders, ensuring each encounter is as positive as possible. Employees should promptly resolve questions or problems relating to the Commission, its programs and/or fish and wildlife resources. Employees should seek to gain public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida's citizens in a positive and proactive manner and by listening to what the customer wants and striving to meet their needs. When appropriate, employees will explain the reasons for agency actions or decisions while communicating a consistent Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) point-of-view.
Work at FWC is cross-functional meaning duties may cross division/office lines. The Commission expects employees to function across FWC's organizational structure by providing their skills and expertise wherever needed through work on teams or as directed.
Responsible for following the provisions and requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, related to the Department of Financial Services rules and FWC's invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures.
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.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere ( . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Nearest Major Market:Tampa

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