OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77902187

Date:  Nov 21, 2023


The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website.

Requisition No: 815044 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77902187

 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 77902187 

Salary:  $16.83 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/10/2023 

Total Compensation Estimator Tool

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Position number:  77902187

Address and telephone number: Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area  29200 Tuckers Grade Punta Gorda, FL 33955 (863) 648-3200

Supervisor: Karch Chancellor 

Description of duties:

An exciting opportunity exists for an OPS Fish and Wildlife Technician to join a team of employees within the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section in managing the Babcock Webb WMA in Charlotte 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.  

The incumbent will assist with prescribed burning operations on the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area and the Yucca Pens Unit. Assists in property and facility maintenance. Operates ATVs, UTVs and 4x4 trucks with trailers. Assists biologists with wildlife management activities for game and non-game species to include surveys, check station management, and accurate technical biological data collection.  Interacts professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules, and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Incumbent should (is preferred but not required) have prior prescribed fire operations experience and be able to work well with team members and members of the public.      

Other required knowledge, skills and abilities include knowledge of the following:

  • Have S130/S190 fire training certifications or obtain within 3 months of hiring.
  • The ability to operate outdoors under adverse and inclement weather conditions that include high temperatures and humidity wearing full personal protective equipment required for prescribed burning operations for more than 10 hours in one day.
  • The ability to pass a rigorous Physical Assessment Test (PAT) required to become a member of the prescribed fire team.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to trailer and operate 4WD vehicles is required.
  • Applicant must be self-sufficient and capable of troubleshooting maintenance issues that come up in the field.
  • The 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.


Additional requirements: Employee allowed to work a maximum of 1,920 hours per year.

Starting pay rate: - $16.83/hour

Broadband code:  5031

Class code:  19-4021-01

Region: Southwest

Title: Fish/Wildlife Technician

County: Charlotte

City: Punta Gorda

Working hours: Up to but no more than 20 hours/week

List of any subordinates supervised: N/A

Residency requirement: N/A

Level of Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Additional Requirements: Must possess or obtain a valid Florida Driver’s License.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. 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