Fish & Wildlife Technician - FWC

Requisition No: 12347 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: FISH/WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN - 77072878

Position Number: 77072878 

Salary:  $1,057.02 bi-weekly + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 07/11/2017 


Address: 300 Tilton Road, Apalachicola, FL 32320

Supervisor: William J. Pitts


Description of duties: This Career Service position works with the lead area biologist and one other technician to manage wildlife populations and their habitats on Box-R Wildlife Management Area.  Incumbent operates and maintains heavy equipment used to complete management projects on the area. Responsible for maintenance, diagnosis of problems and repairs of equipment including bulldozer, front-end loader, dump truck, farm tractors, mowers, trucks, trailers, ATVs, outboard motors, chainsaws and construction equipment.   Assists with the development and maintenance of area improvements such as informational signs, kiosks, check station, roads, parking areas, trails, fences, gates, water control structures, equipment storage facilities and offices. Maintenance activities require experience and skills in electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting and welding.  Conducts habitat management activities which include the use of specialized mechanical equipment for clearing and chopping dense vegetation, controlled burning, groundcover restoration, preparation and planting wildlife forage plants, and chemical or mechanical control of invasive pest plants. Assists area biologists in conducting wildlife surveys. Monitors vegetation response to habitat manipulations. Assists with management of public hunts, including check station operation, monitoring public use through traffic counters, and collecting biological data from hunter harvested animals including deer Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) specimens. Performs routine administrative responsibilities such as submitting biweekly timesheets, harvest reports, vehicular operation cost records, monthly progress reports, preparing purchase order requests and coding invoices to proper accounts. Assists other wildlife management areas as directed and provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and other government agencies regarding wildlife and habitat management including nuisance bear abatement. Participates in regional and divisional coordination meetings or training programs.  Completes other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


▪  Knowledge and experience in electrical, carpentry, plumbing, welding, and painting

▪  Knowledge and experience with the application of prescribed fire

▪  Knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of invasive

   exotic vegetation

▪  Knowledge of GPS (Global Positioning Systems)

▪  Knowledge of basic computer applications (word processing, spreadsheet, email)

▪  Ability to operate, maintain, diagnose, and repair heavy equipment, tractors, farm

    implements, ATVs, and outboard motors

▪  Ability to work independently and in a variety of weather conditions

▪  Ability to plan and prioritize work assignments, multi-task

▪  Ability to deal effectively with customers

▪  Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers


Broadband code: 19-4021-01

Class code: 5031

Region: Northwest (03)

Title: Fish & Wildlife Technician

County: Franklin

Working hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, may require some night or weekend duty

List of any subordinates supervised: none

Residency requirement: Florida, must reside within a 25 mile radius of the Box-R Wildlife Management Area

Level of Education- High School Diploma, GED or greater

License Requirements: Will be required to obtain a valid Florida Commercial Drivers License (Class A) within the first 180 days of employment and maintain a current license during the full term of employment and randomly pass a drug and alcohol test.


More than one position may be filled from this Job Advertisement.  An OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician (position # 77902347) that shares management responsibilities on Box-R WMA (60% of the time) and Tate’s Hell WMA (40% of the time) may also be available.

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.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee