Class Code:NA079

AIRPORT WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to study animals and wildlife in relation to airports in Broward County.

This class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Studies animals in their natural habitats and at the airport, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interprets findings and recommends alternative operating conditions for industry.

Inventories or estimates plant and wildlife populations; organizes and conducts experimental studies with live animals in controlled or natural surroundings.

Makes recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options; disseminates information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles, and by making presentations and giving talks for the airport and Broward County.

Specializes in wildlife research and management; collects and analyzes biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in engineering or the hard sciences such as biology or closely related field.

Requires two (2) years working in the study of wildlife biology or closely related experience. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

Must be a qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist as per FAA AC150/5200-36A or any later version published. 

Must be certified through the FAA Airport Wildlife Hazard Management training course as outlined in the FAA Advisory Circular(s) and have worked under the direct supervision of a qualified airport wildlife biologist conducting at least one Wildlife Hazard Assessment acceptable to the FAA Administrator.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License for duration of appointment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

>All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.