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OPS F & W Tech - 77900248

Date: Dec 3, 2021

Location: PUNTA GORDA, FL, US, 33950

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Requisition No: 452841 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W Tech - 77900248

Position Number: 77900248 

Salary:  $16.08 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/10/2021 

Position number: 77900248

Address  Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area  29200 Tuckers Grade Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Supervisor: Hunter Folmar


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 Orange Hammock WMA in Sarasota 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.  Responsibilities include the restoration and maintenance of wildlife habitat by applying prescribed fire, mechanical treatments, and exotic plant control throughout the area. The employee will also be a key member of the WMA burn team.  Additional duties include operating, maintaining and repairing area equipment and vehicles including trucks, tractors, ATVs, and heavy equipment in accordance with manufacturer and industry recommendations.  Incumbent also must possess the ability to troubleshoot the repairs of pumps, motors and heavy equipment.

This position also assists biologists with surveying and monitoring of threatened and locally important species, resource inventories, and public hunt management.  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.   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
  • Familiar 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
  • Ability to operate outdoors under inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to frequently push, pull and/or carry more than 40 pounds
  • 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: SW

Title: OPS - Fish and Wildlife Technician

County: Charlotte

City:  Punta Gorda

Facility: Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area

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 if  eligible 

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: Fort Myers