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Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77000164

Date: Feb 16, 2021

Location: ALACHUA, FL, US, 33930

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Requisition No: 310421 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77000164

Position Number: 77000164 

Salary:  $1,057.02 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 03/12/2021 

Position number: 77000164

Position address: Okaloacoochee Slough WMA, 100 CR 832, Felda, FL 33930

Starting pay rate: $1,057.02 bi-weekly + benefits

Supervisor: Katelyn Horn

     

      Description of duties

 

This is a full-time, field-oriented Fish & Wildlife Technician position on Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area. Incumbent is responsible for the operation and maintenance of various equipment including trucks, ATVs, swamp buggies, tractors & implements, generators, water pumps, trailers, mowers, chainsaws, weed-eaters, etc. Must be able to trouble-shoot equipment failure issues and follow manufacturer's recommendations for periodic preventative maintenance, fabricate and repair equipment including minor motor repairs and small engine repairs utilizing MIG welders, cutting torches, and other various hand/air tools. Responsible for repairing barbed wire fences and gates, maintaining roads, posting signs, and performing custodial functions and building maintenance. Assist biologists with various land management activities including prescribed burning, installing firebreaks, mowing and chemical and mechanical control of invasive and exotic plants. Operate a hunter check station as assigned collecting hunter/harvest information and biological samples such as deer jawbones.  Interact professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules and regulations. Prepare and submit accurate weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly reports for timesheets, purchasing, equipment, and accomplishments. Must be familiar with basic use of personal computers (including Microsoft Office). Assist on other wildlife management areas as needed. Must be able to work independently once trained, lift at least 50 pounds, walk or stand for extended time periods in inclement weather, and work weekends, early mornings and evenings as assigned. Applicants with a valid Class A CDL and S-130/S-190 wildland fire certifications preferred.

 

Incumbent should be comfortable working independently in the field with biting insects, have experience operating various farm equipment, ATVs/UTVs and handheld GPS devices, and be able to manage several assignments simultaneously. Incumbent is expected to have a strong work ethic in support of goals and objectives in managing the area, including good communication skills with team members, agency staff, and diverse public users. Incumbent shall have good organizational skills and be able to work in a fast-paced or changing environment.

 

KSAs: Ability to operate and maintain farm tractors and implements, pumper trucks, transports, ATVs, UTVs, welders, hand and power tools and outboard motors; ability to work independently and in a variety of weather conditions; ability to plan and organize work assignments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

 

Broadband code: 19-4021-01

Class code: 5031

Region: South

Title: Fish/Wildlife Technician

County: Hendry

Working hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday (early mornings, evenings and weekends as required)

List of any subordinates supervised: None

Residency requirement: Reside within a 25-mile radius of the Okaloacoochee Slough/Spirit of the Wild Field Office

Level of education: High School Diploma or GED

Additional requirements: Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license. Must possess or obtain valid Class A Florida Commercial Driver’s License within first 180 days of employment and maintain license annually. Position is subject to random drug screening. Required to hand lift at least 50 pounds to repeatedly load and offload equipment. Required to have experience operating tractors within last 5 years and supporting documents must reflect applicable experience. Must complete S-130/S-190 courses within 6 months of employment.

 

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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