Biologist II - Aquatic Fisheries

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Pay ranges from $715 to $845 weekly.
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 20, 2016

POSTING DATE:  October 3, 2016

CLOSING DATE:  October 17, 2016

CLASSIFICATION:  Biologist II – Aquatic Fisheries

HOURS:   8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Bachelor Degree in related Biological Sciences discipline.
Up to one year of experience in aquatic biology environment.
Regular, dependable attendance required.


Perform duties to collect, identify, process, interpret and input biological data related to the lakes, ponds and canals within the RCID and partner properties to maintain aquatic systems, working within the limits of standard or accepted practice. 

May perform any or all of the following duties to support the operations of the department and the upper level Biologists. 
Perform activities to promote and maintain healthy fisheries on the properties using fish feeders, fish attractors, and aqua-scaping. Conduct electro-shocking fishery surveys to record, evaluate, analyze and interpret data to support department goals.

Conduct taxonomic aquatic vegetation surveys utilizing GPS and GIS mapping programs. Grow native vegetation in controlled tanks. Aquascape waterways with native vegetation for habitat enhancement and erosion control. 
Perform activities to collect samples of micro- and macroinvertebrates.
Collect, identify and analyze algae samples and chlorophyll. 
Perform stream condition index and lake condition index assessments. 
Calibrate, verify and maintain the field collection and laboratory equipment.
Perform or assist with any operations, as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules and quality requirements.
Participate in any variety of meetings and work groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, and policies. 
Perform other related duties as assigned. 


The following requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and is not intended to be inclusive. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, to perform any essential functions.


Must possess a valid Florida State Driver's license and maintain eligibility under the District's commercial vehicle program.


While performing the duties of this job, an employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, touch, speak, hear, and see. An employee is occasionally required to bend, kneel, reach, twist, carry, climb, push and pull.

An employee must lift and/or move small articles and occasionally lift objects up to 20 pounds. 

An employee must demonstrate fine motor skills and to be able to operate vehicles and other equipment.

An employee is occasionally required to work in heat, cold and wet/damp conditions and to navigate uneven and/or outdoor terrain.
Certain positions may require work above ground or in enclosed spaces. Certain positions may have requirements of 50 pounds maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 25 pounds. 
Positions requiring strength demands in the Heavy and/or Very Heavy category have detailed physical performance analyses available for review.


Pay ranges from $715 to $845 weekly.


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