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OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77902239

Date: Sep 12, 2020

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Requisition No: 107843 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77902239

Position Number: 77902239 

Salary:  $16.08 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 09/25/2020 

Position number: 77902239

Title: OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician


Address: Hilochee Wildlife Management Area, 12932 CR 474, Clermont, FL 34714

Supervisor: Michael Blondin


Description of duties: THIS IS AN OPS POSITION.  IT IS NOT CAREER SERVICE.  Assists with the application of wildlife habitat management activities including prescribed burning, mowing, chopping, clearing, planting and chemical control of desirable and non-desirable vegetation at the Hilochee Wildlife Management Area. Operates, maintains and repairs equipment and vehicles including trucks, tractors, ATVs, and heavy equipment in accordance with manufacturer and industry recommendations.  Assists biologists with wildlife management activities for game, non-game, imperiled and nuisance species to include surveys, nesting support, habitat analysis, check station management, site visits and accurate technical biological data collection.  Assists in the planning, development and maintenance of projects facilitating public use including parking and road construction, culvert installation, trash pickup, building maintenance and fence, gate and sign construction and maintenance.  Prepares and submits accurate weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for timesheets, purchasing, harvest and accomplishments.  Interacts professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules and regulations.  Attends regional and divisional meetings and training programs. 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Ability to operate, maintain and repair heavy equipment and associated implements; ability to work independently; ability to plan and organize work assignments; familiarization with outdoor recreational activities; skilled in construction activities including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and welding; knowledge of wildlife and land management principles and practices; basic use of personal computers. The ability to operate outdoors under inclement weather conditions, the ability to work productively alone with remote supervision or as member of a team, and the flexibility to occasionally work long hours and variable schedules, such as nights, weekends, or holidays.

       Starting pay rate: $16.08 / hr.

Broadband code: 19-4021-01

Class code: 5031

Region: Southwest

Title: Fish and Wildlife Technician

County: Lake / Polk

City:  Clermont

Facility: Hilochee Field Office

Working hours: 8am – 5pm; maximum allowable hours per year: 1,920

List of any subordinates supervised: N/A

Residency requirement: N/A

Level of Education- High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Benefits:  Participate in Group health insurance

Additional Requirements – Must possess or obtain valid Class A Florida Commercial Driver’s License within first 180 days of employment. Position subject to random drug screening. Employee allowed to work a maximum of 1,920 hours per fiscal year (to be prorated based upon hiring date).

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.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando