This is a scientific and public-facing position to facilitate volunteer and citizen science engagement while leading conservation-based projects for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
This position provides direct volunteer coordination for conservation projects (including citizen science projects), geared toward, but not limited to, upland terrestrial habitat and species, imperiled species, nonnative and conflict species in the FWC’s Northeast Region. The Regional Volunteer Program Biologist position is stationed at the Northeast Region Office in Ocala, FL. The coordinator will design, plan, implement and monitor conservation projects that use volunteers; recruit, train, and manage volunteers for these projects; and provide volunteer management support and citizen science best practices to FWC’s land managers and biologists. The coordinator will also network with external agencies to establish partnerships to assist with implementing conservation and citizen science projects that use volunteers on public and private lands.
This is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing, self-motivated individual with a commitment to conservation. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, leadership, community development, project design, and communication skills; and will demonstrate dedication to the FWC’s mission and conservation of Florida’s fish, wildlife and habitat resources. Broad-based working knowledge of local ecology and a variety of Florida’s non-game species across multiple taxa is preferred.
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