TITLE: Fish and Wildlife Technician
SECTION: Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management
LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida
HOURLY RATE OF PAY: $10.00/hour
CONTACT: Shalyn Zappulla
DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:
•Interview anglers on the water by asking specific questions about their catch and harvest of freshwater fish species and other parameters
•Accurately record detailed data
•Interview and record data on a data sheet while operating a boat independently in a safe manner
•Work on Julington & Durbin Creeks, Duval County, Florida
•Incumbent will be responsible for operating FWC equipment (ex. trucks, trailers and motor boats) for FWC business only and in a safe and law-abiding manner.
•Surveys will be conducted in all weather types including hot, cold, windy, and/or rainy conditions as long as conditions are not dangerous.
Availability: Shifts are scheduled via random selection, including weekdays and weekends, average of 3 shifts per week but can be 1 shift 1 week and 5 shifts the following week. Earliest shift is 7:30-10:30, latest shift is 16:00-20:00. Entire schedule will be known at the beginning of employment.
Job duration: January - May 2020 (16 weeks).
•Must be 18 years old.
•Must have knowledge of common freshwater fishes.
•Must be able to operate boats, motors and trailers.
•Must be proficient in safety and independently operating boat/outboard motor, launching/retrieving, maneuvering and holding position close to other boats, trailer towing and backing down boat ramp with a ½ ton truck.
•Attention to detail.
•Ability to effectively communicate with the public.
•Ability to work in inclement weather.
•Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must have passed an approved boater safety course and be able to present a boating safety education identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
•High School diploma or equivalent is required.