Fish & Wildlife Technician - FWC

Requisition No: 65516 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: FISH/WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN - 77072831

Position Number: 77072831 

Salary:  $1,057.02 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 07/04/2019 

Address: 11835 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412


Supervisor: Pam Boody


Description of duties: This position requires proficient operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment for resource management purposes.  The type of equipment includes:  swamp buggies, ATVs, tractors, and mowers.  Other responsibilities include maintenance of roads, trails, fences, gates and signs, operation of a hunter check station, collection of biological samples (jawbones, tissue samples, etc.) from harvested animals, chemical treatment of exotic plants, and custodial functions such as trash pickup and camping area maintenance.  The person will also assist the biologist in activities such as prescribed burning and wildlife surveys and may assist in training and supervising seasonal personnel and volunteers.

Broadband code: 19-4021-01

Class code: 5031

Region: South

Title: Fish and Wildlife Technician

County: Palm Beach

Working hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

List of any subordinates supervised: None

Residency requirement: Employee must reside within a 25-mile radius of JW Corbett WMA.

Level of Education: High School or GED.

Must obtain a State of Florida Class A commercial driver’s license within 180 days of appointment and maintain licensure thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Ability and willingness to perform difficult physical work for extended and irregular periods, under adverse conditions, and in various extremes of weather. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with colleagues. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to safely, effectively, and proficiently use and maintain a variety of hand tools, vehicles, and equipment. Ability to plan and organize work assignments effectively and efficiently. Basic use of personal computers.

Minimum Pay: $27,482.52


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: Palm Beach 
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami