Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
558 S. Murphy Rd Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Job Category
Full time Positions
$1,200.00 biweekly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
This position works within a team of one Lead Area Biologist, two Biologist IIs, and one other Fish and Wildlife Technician to manage wildlife populations and their habitats on Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area. The 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 a bulldozer, front-end loader, dump truck, farm tractors, mowers, trucks, trailers, ATVs/UTVs, 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, welding, and painting. Conducts wildlife habitat management activities which include the use of specialized mechanical equipment for clearing and chopping dense vegetation, prescribed fire, groundcover restoration, preparation and planting of wildlife forage plants, and chemical or mechanical control of invasive plants. Assists with wildlife surveys for game, nongame, and imperiled species. Monitors vegetation response to habitat manipulations. Assists with management of public hunts, monitoring public use through traffic counters, and collecting biological data from hunter harvested animals including Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) specimens from deer. Performs routine administrative responsibilities such as submitting biweekly timesheets, vehicular operation cost records, 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. Participates in regional and divisional coordination meetings or training programs. Completes other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and experience in mechanical, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, welding, and painting. Knowledge and experience in conducting wildlife surveys with an emphasis on nongame species 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). 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 and multi-task. Ability to deal effectively with customers. Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers.
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Kay Haskins
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