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January 19, 2022

Freshwater Fisheries Management Section Leader

LOCATION Negotiable RATE OF PAY $58,000 - $68,000 annually, plus benefits CONTACT BJ Jamison, Deputy Director 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399 [email protected] DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management (DFFM) is seeking a fish and wildlife professional with a good understanding of freshwater fisheries management, Florida fish and wildlife rules and statutes, has strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to oversee statewide projects. The Section Leader will also need the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of leadership, with stakeholders, and members of the public. The Section Leader will work with the Division’s Leadership Team to develop solutions to complex issues and make recommendations to the Director and Deputy Director. The incumbent will help drive change and seek innovative approaches for implementing the Division’s strategic long-term plan. This position is responsible for the leadership, planning, supervision, and management of the Division’s two freshwater fish hatcheries and the TrophyCatch program. The hatchery facilities include the Blackwater Fish Hatchery and the Florida Bass Conservation Center. This position’s responsibilities may also include: Development and implementation of DFFM priorities and policies relating to research, production, and stocking of freshwater fish statewide. Assisting with the development and implementation of rules and policies related to freshwater fisheries, commercial fisheries, aquaculture, and risk analysis of freshwater fish species. Serving as the supervisor of the TrophyCatch program; this position will be responsible for providing direction to staff on citizen science programming and data collection, will provide support to staff on partnership development, and oversee business functions of the program. Coordination and development of DFFM and intra-agency policy, development of cooperative stakeholder forums and partnerships, and development and implementation of fisheries programs that generate scientific information and practices. Serves as a liaison to internal and external partners on topics related to fisheries and aquatic management, freshwater research, aquaculture, and commercial freshwater fisheries. Represents DFFM on multiple intra-agency teams. Coordinates with staff across the agency to develop rule and policy recommendations. Serves as a point of contact for Commission meeting topics and assists with the preparation of Commission meeting materials. Directly or indirectly supervises 20 full-time professional, technical, or support staff associated with carrying out the activities necessary to meet the objectives of DFFM and FWC. Assists the Deputy Director with leadership training plans and programs for the division. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a life or physical science. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history check. The criminal history check must be completed prior to or within the first thirty days of employment. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences and five years of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences and three years of professional experience as described above. In addition to submitting a completed state application via People First, applicants are required to submit a current resume and cover letter highlighting their qualifications and interest in the position. POSITION DETAILS AND BENEFITS: Full-time, 40 hours/week Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Annual Vacation Leave (22 days/year) and Sick Leave (13 days/year) Nine paid holidays and one Personal holiday each year Excellent benefit options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options Retirement plan options, including employer contributions Flexible Spending Accounts Tuition waivers Travel Percentage Required: 0-25% For a more complete list of benefits, visit

Contact: BJ Jamison, Deputy Director

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Ad ID: 168   |    Posted: 12/12/2021

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