OPS Fish & WIldlife Technician - 77902465

Date:  Nov 21, 2023


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Requisition No: 815045 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS Fish & WIldlife Technician - 77902465

 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 77902465 

Salary:  $18.23 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/10/2023 

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Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Position number:  77902465

Address and telephone number: Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area              

29200 Tuckers Grade Punta Gorda, FL 33955 (863) 648-3200


Supervisor: Seth Sofferin 


An exciting opportunity exists for a Fish and Wildlife Technician to join a team of employees within the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section managing Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area and the Yucca Pens Unit in Charlotte County.  This team member will assist with chemical and mechanical control of desirable and non-desirable vegetation.  Operates ATVs, UTVs and 4x4 trucks with trailers.  Applicants will be expected to professionally represent the agency to members of the public. Additional duties include assisting biologists with wildlife management activities for game and non-game species to include surveys, check station management, and accurate technical biological data collection.  Prepares and submits accurate daily, weekly, and bi-weekly reports for herbicide application, timesheets, and accomplishments.  Interacts professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules, and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Should have prior experience treating and identifying Florida exotic/invasive plant species.
  • Should have strong organizational and communication skills and GPS proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to plan and organize work assignments.
  • Familiar with outdoor recreational activities.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to trailer and operate 4WD vehicles is required.
  • Knowledge of wildlife and land management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting maintenance issues that come up in the field.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicants with a Florida Natural Areas Pesticide License may be given preference.


Starting pay rate: $18.23 / 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 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: Minimum high School Diploma or Equivalent.

Benefits:  Participate in Group health insurance

Additional Requirements Must possess or obtain a valid Florida Driver’s License.  Employee is allowed to work a maximum of 1,920 hours per fiscal year (to be prorated based upon hiring date).  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Must possess and maintain a valid minimum Class E State of Florida driver’s license. Occasional overnight travel is required.

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