Adaptation Coordinator position open with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

An Adaptation Coordinator (OPS Biological Scientist IV) position is currently posted with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Closing date is October 11, 2016. The posting can be seen and applied for at: 

Position details include:

Summary of Duties:

This strategic position will serve as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Adaptation Coordinator. Primary responsibilities are to ensure a comprehensive and cohesive Agency approach to climate adaptation with an emphasis on planning, research, and management activities.

1. Coordinate Internal Adaptation Activities — This position coordinates and leads the FWC Climate Change Steering Committee and associated workgroups, incorporates adaptation planning into existing FWC programs and functions, identifies management and research information needs, facilitates project development, stays current on the latest climate science, and provides periodic written updates, presentations, reports or other materials that can be used by staff.

2. Coordinate External Adaptation Activities – This position identifies, and is the FWC point of contact for programs and efforts external to FWC that are pursuing climate adaptation conservation issues. The position participates in relevant workshops and meetings and provides information back to FWC staff.

3. Partnerships – This position coordinates closely with other fish and wildlife professionals and stakeholders, both internal and external to the Commission to advance programmatic goals and objectives. This work involves developing substantive partnerships designed to enhance and leverage conservation opportunities where shared priorities occur.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Performance of these duties requires that this employee possess a solid working knowledge of the principles of wildlife biology, ecology, climatology, and conservation. The employee should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a life or physical science, and have excellent communication and people skills. Applicants with previous climate adaptation science knowledge or experience preferred.


  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques and tools.
  • Possess strong skills in leadership, partnership development and maintenance, administration, and organization including time and information management.
  • Ability to apply technical and scientific knowledge to development and implementation of projects and to incorporate biological, financial, ethical, social, and political considerations.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues regarding conservation activities, and interpret operational needs and develop integrated creative solutions.
  • Skill in organizing and determining work priorities, eliciting cooperation as necessary to achieve objectives, and ensuring proper completion of work assignments and program activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment; and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with individuals and groups. This position should also have the ability to work independently.
  • Experienced in the use of computers for word processing, information management, communications, and data management (e.g. Microsoft suite).

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