2 OPS Fish and Wildlife Shorebird Technicians: Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Jacksonville, FL
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$13.21 – $15.00 per hour (dependent on experience)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Seeking two late spring/summer staff to conduct shorebird surveys and management in northeast Florida. We may be able to offer free housing on the coast for these technicians. Work for this position will begin in late March or early April and last through August.

Requisition No: 5965
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: OPS-Fish & Wildlife Technician - 77900632
Position Number: 77900632
Salary: $13.21 - $15.00 per hour
Posting Closing Date: 03/24/2017
This advertisement will be used to fill 2 OPS positions
Position number: 77900632
Address: 1239 SW 10th Street, Ocala, FL 33471
Type of Position: 2 seasonal (temporary) OPS positions (0% FTE)
Pay Rate: $13.21 – $15.00 per hour (dependent on experience)
Benefits: Because these are OPS positions, no benefits packages are included.
Supervisor: Anna Deyle

Description of duties:
Two technician positions are available. Predominant duties and pay rate may vary between the two positions, depending on the skill and experience level of candidates. Both positions will work with biologists in the Species Conservation Planning Section to assist with the duties described below:

Wildlife Surveys: Assists FWC Northeast and North Central regional species conservation biologists and Critical Wildlife Area coordinator in surveying nesting sea- and shorebird populations following monitoring and data entry protocols outlined on the Florida Shorebird Database (www.FLShorebirdDatabase.org ). Will also collect related data on nest success and productivity.
Management Practices: Assists with posting of signs for management at Critical Wildlife Areas and other nearby sites where birds are nesting. Help maintain signs that are posted around nesting sites throughout the nesting season, especially immediately following storms or other disturbance events. This work often requires effective coordination with managers of the sites where posting is being conducted. Construct and maintain decoys. Perform other related and necessary work as required.
Stewardship: Responsible for maintaining posted signs to ensure areas are continuously protected. Approach beach-goers in a positive and friendly manner to effectively inform the public about the birds and reasons why areas are posted, especially during times of high beach usage, such as Memorial and Independence Day weekends. Report violations to law enforcement as needed.
Work will be conducted at Critical Wildlife Areas and, potentially, nearby sites on Amelia Island, Nassau Sound, Fort George Inlet (Huguenot Park), Anastasia Island, Matanzas Inlet, and other areas. Work for this position will begin in late March or early April and last through August. As this is a near-exclusive field-oriented position, no office space will be provided. Candidates must have access to a computer for purposes of data entry and communications.
Residency requirement: None
Level of Education: Bachelor’s Degree in the biological sciences is preferred, but experience can substitute for the degree.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working for a natural resource management agency preferred. Must have strong sea- and shorebird identification skills and strong data management skills. Experience working on the ecology, conservation, or management of seabird or shorebird populations, or other non-game wildlife species preferred. Must have good abilities to communicate and work effectively with others. Ability to use computers efficiently is required. Must possess a valid Driver’s License, and be able to drive a 4x4 pick-up truck and ATV. Must have a highly flexible work schedule (including weekend availability) and be capable of working effectively with little direct supervision, in remote locations, and under hot and humid weather conditions.

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.

Must apply online at the following web address:
Contact Person
Blair Hayman
Contact Phone
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