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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:Y7729

AIRPORT WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

NATURE OF WORK

This is responsible administrative work that manages, coordinates, and directs activities associated with the administration of the Aviation Department’s Wildlife Management Program.
Work involves the responsibility for the management of the Aviation Department’s Wildlife Management Program. Employees in this class conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments as required, and provide technical assistance and leadership to the Wildlife Hazards Working Group, train personnel, maintain required documentation, monitor, harass, deter, trap and in some instances, euthanize hazardous/nuisance wildlife that pose a risk to human health and aviation safety in accordance with the Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Plan for all aviation department properties.  The position is required to work varied and extended hours based upon the operational needs of the Aviation Department’s airports.  The position is subject to recall for wildlife emergencies and other unusual conditions.

Assignments are received in the form of general verbal and written instructions. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed through conferences and written reports.
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS
Gathers, compiles, and evaluates data on damage caused by various wildlife species in and around the Aviation Department’s airports.

Writes technical documents for wildlife hazard management on airports including wildlife hazard assessments and wildlife hazard management plans.
Conducts animal damage control activities where there is a demonstrated need consistent with the planned use of any given area to prevent or reduce economic loss to aircraft or other property.
Modifies or adapts established animal damage control techniques to meet local conditions and address specific environmental, economic, or political considerations.
Reviews construction plans and provides input and recommendations as to potential impact to airport wildlife management program.
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with Federal, State and local agencies, organizations, institutions, industry groups, and airport stakeholders.
Develops and conducts all required 14 CFR Part 139 Wildlife training of Aviation Department staff and Airport stakeholders.
Maintains the Aviation Department’s Depredation Permit(s).
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements as they relate to airport wildlife management.
Ability to use animal damage control techniques and methods, including exclusionary materials and devises, aversive agents, auditory devises, mechanical devises, environmental controls, and toxicants to develop appropriate and effective control strategies.
Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in decision making.
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with individuals and small groups to coordinate and document wildlife service activities.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying, and interpreting policies and procedures.
Ability to initiate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
Ability to make public presentations and explain technical data to a non-technical audience.
Ability to 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.
Ability to 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, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in Biological Science that satisfies the FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-36A; Two (2) years of experience in wildlife management; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Must be a qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist as per FAA AC150/5200-36A or any later version published.  Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License. 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.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E8/14 

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