Requisition No: 801209

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000894

Salary: Minimum annual salary $54,358.20 – max annual salary $59,794.02

Posting Closing Date: 05/14/2023


TITLE: Regional Fisheries Administrator

SECTION: Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management

Fisheries Management Section

LOCATION: Northeast Regional Office

1239 SW 10th Street

Ocala, Florida 34471

SALARY: Minimum annual salary $54,358.20 – max annual salary $59,794.02


(352) 436-9129

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check


The Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management (DFFM) within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking a fish and wildlife professional with strong leadership ability, supervisory experience, and good interpersonal skills to serve as Regional Fisheries Administrator (RFA) for the Northeast Region. The RFA is responsible for overseeing fish management activities in the NE Region on some of the most high-profile freshwater fisheries in Florida and assists with implementation of programs to enhance and protect freshwater fisheries statewide.

The RFA is responsible for the leadership, planning, supervision, personnel administration, and management of a team of biologists in the NE region. This position also determines scientific data collection needs and develops and implements management actions based on collected data.

This position serves as the fisheries management representative for various lake and watershed committees and councils and coordinates with other agency staff to develop aquatic restoration, enhancement, and aquatic plant management projects that emphasize improving or maintaining sport fish populations, angler access and/or the creation of new fishing opportunities. This position works closely with research personnel to develop projects designed to answer specific management objectives.

The FWC expects its employees to be courteous and respectful while assisting FWC customers and stakeholders, ensuring each encounter is as positive as possible. Employees should promptly resolve questions or problems relating to FWC, its programs and/or fish and wildlife resources. Employees should seek to gain public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner and by listening to what the customer wants and striving to meet their needs. When appropriate, employees will explain the reasons for agency actions or decisions while communicating a consistent FWC position.

Responsible for following the provisions and requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, related to the Department of Financial Services rules and FWC’s invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures.

Work at FWC is cross-functional meaning duties may cross division/office lines. The FWC expects employees to function across FWC’s organizational structure by providing their skills and expertise wherever needed through work on teams or as directed.


  • Knowledge of the principles of fish and wildlife ecology and management
  • Knowledge of fish and wildlife habitat restoration
  • Knowledge of the principles of personnel administration
  • Knowledge of fish and wildlife research applications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software applications
  • Skill in facilitation techniques and methods
  • Skill in the use of scientific and field equipment
  • Skill in personnel development
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to resolve personnel issues
  • Ability to manage regional operations budgets
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to fish and wildlife management
  • Ability to travel overnight and work flexible hours to meet project objectives


  • 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.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
State of Florida employees enjoy top-tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out-of-pocket contributions. State employees also enjoy the option of selecting between the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan for retirement. As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems.

Health Premiums $4.17- Single / $15.00- Family Biweekly

No Cost $25,000 Life Insurance

Nine Paid State Holidays, One Personal Holiday per year

176 hours Annual Leave and 104 hours Sick Leave per year

For a more complete list of benefits, visit


Cassandra Joy

(850) 617-9561

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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