This is a highly advanced professional position managing and coordinating activities associated with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Wildlife Viewing Program’s Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. This is a career service position with an annual salary of $37,867.70
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Provide overall strategic leadership to the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (Trail)) including:
o Working with partners, site managers, tourism groups and wildlife viewing stakeholders to deliver a high-quality experience to Trail users;
o Engaging the Technical Assistance Group to obtain input for materials development and promotion methods
o Leveraging partnerships to increase support of Trail
o Managing the Trail’s physical infrastructure (wayfinding signs), support materials (guides) and communication tools (website and social media).
· Coordinate outreach and promotion of the Trail to increase the number and diversity of Trail users.
· Oversee the evaluation of the Trail and its products to assure user satisfaction.
· Monitor trends and developments in wildlife viewing programs to improve and expand wildlife viewing in Florida.
· Actively participate in the National Wildlife Viewing and Nature Tourism Working Group
· Promote Wildlife Viewing programs and FWC at outreach events
· Represent the agency and Office of Public Access Services on appropriate committees.
· Develop operational work plans and prepare required program reports.
· Prepare and monitor program budget.
· Respond to customer requests for information as needed.
· Attend staff meetings, prepare required forms, participate in professional development courses, complete timesheets in a timely and through manor, respond to telephone and mail inquires.
· Complete other duties as assigned.
· Knowledge of Florida’s natural communities
· Knowledge of wildlife management practices
· Ability to identify and interpret natural history information about birds, butterflies and other Florida wildlife
· Excellent public speaking skills including leading field experiences
· Experience in outreach and promotion
· Advanced writing skills
· Knowledge of social media and website maintenance
· Skilled in operational planning and implementation
· Skilled in using computer software applications particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe and Acrobat Professional.
· Ability to travel when required (26% – 50%).
· Ability to work independently and prioritize work.
· Ability to collaborate with others.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
· Ability to create and distribute routine reports.
· Ability to utilize problem solving techniques and apply critical thinking skills.
· Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
· Ability to collect, organize, evaluate and analyze data.
· Ability to design, edit and produce a variety of program materials.
· Ability to maintain a valid drives’ license.
· Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a life or physical science. A master’s degree is preferred.
Apply: Online at https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-FISHERIES-&-WILDLIFE-BIO-SCIENTIST-III-77001068-FL-32399/505310000/