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Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: LAKELAND, FL, US, 33333

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Requisition No: 543801 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 77000134

Position Number: 77000134 

Salary:  $1,057.02 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 01/25/2022 

Position number: 77000134

Address: Tenoroc PUA – 3829 Tenoroc Mine Road, Lakeland FL 33805.

Supervisor & Position number: Danon Moxley 

Description of duties: An exciting opportunity exists for a Fish and Wildlife Technician to join a team of employees within the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section in managing the Tenoroc Public Use Area (PUA) in Polk County.  FWC’s Southwest Region is seeking a motivated applicant that is willing and able to work outdoors in a variety of conditions throughout the year in fulfillment of their job responsibilities.  This position will participate 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.  This position will also assist with the application of wildlife habitat management activities including prescribed burning, mowing, chopping, clearing, planting and chemical control of desirable and non-desirable vegetation for Tenoroc PUA.  The incumbent will transport, operate, maintain, and repair equipment and vehicles including trucks, tractors, ATVs, boats, and heavy equipment in accordance with manufacturer and industry recommendations.  Incumbent will prepare and submit accurate weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for timesheets, purchasing, and accomplishments.  Employee will be required to interact professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules and regulations, and will attend 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.


Starting pay rate: $27,482.52 per year ($1,057.02 bi-weekly) + benefits

Broadband code: 19-4021-01

Class code: 5031

Region: Southwest

Title: Fish/Wildlife Technician

County: Polk

Working hours: Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm with occasional assignments outside normal daily working hours. 

List of any subordinates supervised: N/A

Residency requirement: 25 miles from main entrance of Tenoroc PUA.

Level of Education- High School Diploma or EquivalenAdditional 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.  Must be willing to work with and supervise State inmate labor.

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.