Black Rail Technician – Central Florida

FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Titusville, FL and surrounding area
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
BLACK RAIL TECHNICIAN (1) needed (April 19-August 27, 2021) to conduct black rail surveys in central Florida. Technician will be a seasonal OPS employee with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Technician will conduct point counts and deploy and retrieve autonomous recording units (ARUs) across multiple conservations lands in the Upper St. Johns River Basin. Technicians will also participate in processing sound files and data entry. Position may require some travel between field sites and occasional visits to the main office in Gainesville, FL. Housing provided. WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee. WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES? * State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory * Workers’ Compensation - mandatory * Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory * Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements. Consult with People First or the servicing Human Resource Office to determine eligibility. Seasonal personnel typically do not qualify.) * Deferred Compensation - voluntary * Employee Assistance Program – voluntary WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES? * Any form of paid leave * Paid holidays * Participation in the Florida Retirement System * Reinstatement rights or retention rights 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.
Applicants must have previous field experience and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, environmental science or related field. Applicant should also have experience identifying birds by sight and sound. Point count survey experience with call-response techniques highly preferred. Experience with ATVs and trailers highly preferred. Must be detail-oriented and careful with data collection. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Must be able to cope with long days in the sun and adverse weather conditions and have good driving record. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references. Applications reviewed as received.
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Amy Schwarzer
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