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Fish and Wildlife Technician

Employer:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Job Field:
Fisheries
Wildlife
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Florida
Location Detail:
Quincy
Job Description:

This Career Service position works with the lead area biologist to manage wildlife populations and their habitats on Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area, Ochlockonee River Wildlife Management Area and Talquin 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.

Qualifications:
  • 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 GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) and 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
Salary:
$1,057.02 biweekly + benefits
Benefits:

Health Insurance Dental and vision insurance retirement

How to Apply:

Only applications submitted on https://jobs.myflorida.com will be accepted. For more information or assistance, please call Billie Clayton at 850-265-3676

Deadline: