Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77001090

Date:  Jun 8, 2024


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Requisition No: 828799 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77001090

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 77001090 

Salary:  $ 1,346.15 biweekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2024 

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FWC Mission Statement:  Managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Working Title: Fish and Wildlife Technician

Position number: 77001090

Salary: $1,346.15 biweekly plus benefits

Location: 1231 Prairie Lakes Road, Kenansville, FL 34739

Phone: (407) 436-1009

Supervisor: Vacant


Description of duties:    

The Division of Habitat & Species Conservation is comprised of six sections and two offices.  This position is in the Wildlife Habitat Management Section. The FWC’s Northeast Region is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join a team of biologists and technicians at the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in Osceola County, FL. This position serves as a Fish and Wildlife Technician on a highly productive team of land managers to restore and enhance habitats for the benefit of a variety of species and for the enjoyment of Florida residents and visitors. The successful candidate will be a key team member responsible for all aspects of management of the WMA including application of ~20,000 acres of prescribed fire annually. Habitat improvement is focused on imperiled and locally important species including, but not limited to, red-cockaded woodpecker, northern bobwhite, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey.  The successful candidate will assist with the operation of hunter check stations both at Three Lakes WMA as well as Fort Drum WMA to collect biological data of hunter harvested game.

Additionally, the position will assist with infrastructure construction, maintenance, and repair, including roads, trails, culverts, fences, gates, signs, and buildings. The position will operate, maintain, and repair area equipment and vehicles including trucks, tractors, ATVs, heavy equipment, and various implements (disc harrows, mowers, sprayers, etc.).  Incumbent also must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair small engines, implements, and heavy equipment. The incumbent will interact with various partner agencies and the public to provide information concerning wildlife and area management, rules, and regulations. The incumbent will be required to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s Liscence (CDL) in order to operate heavy trucks for transport of equipment and materials, in excess of 26,001 lbs, for land management activities. Occasionally the incumbent will attend regional and divisional meetings as well as various trainings as needed.

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
  • Familiar with outdoor recreational activities
  • Skilled in construction activities including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and welding
  • Knowledge of wildlife and land management practices, such as prescribed burning and herbicide use for vegetation control
  • Basic use of personal computers
  • Ability to operate outdoors under inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to frequently push, pull and/or carry more than 50 pounds

Broadband code: 19-4021-01

Class code: 5031

Region: Northeast

Title: Fish and Wildlife Technician

County: Osceola

City: Kenansville

Working hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, may require some early morning, night, or weekend duty and occasional overnight travel.

List of any subordinates supervised: None

Residency requirement: Reside within a 25-mile radius of the Three Lakes Prairie Lakes unit entrance.

Level of Education: High School or equivalent

Benefits: Eligible for State of Florida Retirement and group health insurance

Other Requirements: Incumbent must be able to operate ATVs, tractors, heavy equipment, and tools.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds and walk or stand for extended time periods at night or in inclement weather. Must possess or obtain a Class A driver’s license within the first 270 days of employment and must maintain license annually. Position is subject to random drug screening. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Orlando