OPS Fish and Wildlife Technician

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Lake Placid, FL
Job Category
Full time Positions
18.25 per hour
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
THIS IS AN OPS POSITION. IT IS NOT CAREER SERVICE. An exciting opportunity exists for a Fish and Wildlife Technician to join a team of employees within the Wildlife and Habitat Management Section in managing the Lake Wales Ridge WEA in Polk and Highlands counties. FWC’s Southwest Region is seeking a motivated applicant that is willing and able to work outdoors in a variety of conditions throughout the year in fulfillment of their job responsibilities. Responsibilities include assisting with the application of wildlife habitat management activities such as prescribed burning, mowing, shredding, clearing, planting and chemical control of desirable and non-desirable vegetation. The employee will also be a key member of the WEA prescribed fire team. Additional duties include operating, maintaining and repairing equipment and vehicles including trucks, tractors, ATVs, and heavy equipment in accordance with manufacturer and industry recommendations. Incumbent also must possess the ability to troubleshoot the repairs of pumps, motors and heavy equipment. This position also assists biologists with surveying and monitoring of threatened and locally important species, resource inventories, and public hunt management. Assists in the planning, development and maintenance of projects facilitating public use including parking and road construction, culvert installation, trash pickup, building maintenance and fence, gate and sign construction and maintenance. Interacts professionally with the public and partners providing accurate information concerning wildlife, area conditions, rules and regulations. Attends regional and divisional meetings and training programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to operate, maintain and repair heavy equipment and associated implements Ability to work independently Ability to plan and organize work assignments Familiar with outdoor recreational activities Skilled in construction activities including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and welding Knowledge of wildlife and land management principles and practices Basic use of personal computers Ability to operate outdoors under inclement weather conditions Ability to frequently push, pull and/or carry more than 40 pounds Ability to work productively alone with remote supervision or as member of a team, and the flexibility to occasionally work long hours and variable schedules, such as nights, weekends, or holidays.
Contact Person
Angeline Barker
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