OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77902337
Date: Nov 20, 2023
KENANSVILLE, FL, US, 34739
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Requisition No: 817351
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77902337
Pay Plan: Temp
Position Number: 77902337
Salary: $18.23 an hour
Posting Closing Date: 12/17/2023
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Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Working Title: OPS Fish and Wildlife Technician
Section : Wildlife and Habitat Management
Position number : 77902337
Salary : $18.23/hour
Address and telephone number : 5285 North Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, FL 34771; phone: (407) 498-0991
Supervisor : Vacant
Description of duties : THIS IS AN OPS POSITION. IT IS NOT CAREER SERVICE.
The FWC’s Northeast Region is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join a team of biologists and technicians on Triple N Ranch and Herky Huffman Bull Creek Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in Osceola County, FL. This position serves as an OPS Fish and Wildlife Technician on a highly productive team of land managers to restore and enhance habitats for the benefit of a variety of species and for the enjoyment of Florida residents and visitors. The successful candidate’s primary duties will be to control exotic vegetation using herbicides and mechanical methods but also will be a key team member responsible for all aspects of management of the WMA including application of 12,000 acres of prescribed fire annually. Habitat improvement is focused on imperiled and locally important species including, but not limited to, red-cockaded woodpecker, striped newt, northern bobwhite, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey. Additionally, this position will assist with planting of wildlife food plots to benefit wildlife and ensure a high quality recreational experience for area users on the Triple N Ranch and Bull Creek WMAs. The successful candidate will assist with the operation of hunter check stations on the two WMAs as well as Fort Drum WMA to collect biological data of hunter harvested game.
Additionally, the position will assist with infrastructure construction, maintenance and repair, including roads, trails, culverts, fences, gates, signs, and buildings. The position will operate, maintain and repair area equipment and vehicles including trucks, tractors, ATVs, heavy equipment and various implements (disc harrows, mowers, sprayers, etc.). Incumbent also must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair small engines, implements, and heavy equipment. The incumbent will interact with various partner agencies and the public to provide information concerning wildlife and area management, rules and regulations. Occasionally the incumbent will attend regional and divisional meetings as well as various trainings as needed.
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 practices, such as prescribed burning and herbicide use for vegetation control
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
Broadband code : 19-4021-01
Class code : 5031
Region : Northeast
Title : OPS Fish/Wildlife Technician
County : Osceola
Working hours : 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, maximum allowable hours per year: 1,920. Some early mornings, nights, weekends, and overnight travel required.
List of any subordinates supervised : None
Residency requirement : Within a 25 mile radius of the Triple N Ranch or Herky Huffman Bull Creek WMA entrance.
Level of Education : Minimum High School diploma or GED
Benefits : Participate in Group health insurance
Other Requirements : Incumbent must be able to operate ATVs, tractors, heavy equipment, and tools. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and walk or stand for extended time periods at night or in inclement weather. Must have valid State of Florida driver’s license. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history/background check. The criminal history check must be completed prior to or within the first three days of employment.
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.
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