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  • Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Coordinator

    • Employer: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
      Location: Tallahassee, FL
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 09/28/2018
      Open Until Filled: No



    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.





    Minimum Qualification:

    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/



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