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OPS- Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77909042

Date: Jan 18, 2022

Location: KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL, US, 34744

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Requisition No: 535841 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS- Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77909042

Position Number: 77909042 

Salary:  $13.00/hour 

Posting Closing Date: 01/24/2022 




Fish and Wildlife Technician


Keystone Heights, Florida




Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management


Shalyn Zappulla

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

North Central Region

3377 E. US Hwy 90

Lake City, FL 32055


Shalyn Zappulla – Fisheries Biologist I



  • Interview anglers on the water by asking specific questions about their catch and harvest of freshwater fish species and other parameters
  • Accurately record detailed data
  • Interview and record data on a data sheet while operating a boat independently in a safe manner
  • Work on Lake Santa Fe, Alachua County, Florida
  • Incumbent will be responsible for operating FWC equipment (ex. trucks, trailers and motorboats) for FWC business only and in a safe and law-abiding manner.
  • Surveys will be conducted in all weather types including hot, cold, windy, and/or rainy conditions as long as conditions are not dangerous.



Availability: Shifts are scheduled via random selection, including weekdays and weekends, average of 3 shifts per week but can be 1 shift 1 week and 5 shifts the following week.  Earliest shift is 7:30-10:30, latest shift is 16:00-20:00.  Entire schedule will be known at the beginning of employment.


Job duration: February - May 2022 (16 weeks).



  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Must have knowledge of common freshwater fishes.
  • Must be able to operate boats, motors and trailers.
  • Must be proficient in safety and independently operating boat/outboard motor, launching/retrieving, maneuvering and holding position close to other boats, trailer towing and backing down boat ramp with a ½ ton truck.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather.
  • Must have passed an approved NASBLA boater safety course and be able to present a boating safety education identification card prior to beginning work.  This can be obtained at no cost at
  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.


FWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/Veteran’s Preference Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

The State Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If a conditional offer of employment is made, you will be required to provide identification and proof of citizenship and or authorization to work in the United States for the hiring authority to which applications is made. E-Verify will be used to confirm work authorization.



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