OPS F & W Tech - 77905053

State of Florida
Chipley, Florida, US
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 423584

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS F & W Tech - 77905053

Position Number: 77905053

Salary: $16.08 an hour

Posting Closing Date: 08/15/2021

Position number: 77905053

Address: 2830 Chain Lake Road, Chipley, FL

Supervisor: Philip Schulte

Salary: $16.08/hour with maximum allowable hours in a year = 1,920)

Description of duties:

This OPS position works with a team of biologists and technicians to manage natural communities and wildlife populations on the Fitzhugh Carter Tract of Econfina Creek WMA. The incumbent, under the direct supervision of the Lead Wildlife Biologist, assists with the planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive fisheries and wildlife management program on the area. Surveys and monitors focal and imperiled wildlife species using scientifically accepted protocols. Conducts vegetation surveys including those of imperiled native flora and monitors vegetation response to habitat manipulations. Assists landowner with maintenance of public use infrastructure including roads, parking areas, kiosks, picnic facilities, trails, boat ramps, water control structures, fences, gates, and equipment maintenance/storage compound as needed. Assists with management of public recreational use programs. Assists with wildlife disease surveillance. Analyzes and reports data to direct future management decisions. Assists and collaborates with staff on other conservation areas and provides technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and other government agencies regarding wildlife and habitat management. Participates in team meetings, seminars and workshops relating to wildlife resource management or other training opportunities. Provides presentations to conservation organizations, schools and civic groups.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

▪ Knowledge and experience in conducting wildlife surveys with an emphasis on nongame species, analyzing data, and summarizing results.

▪ Knowledge and experience with the application of prescribed fire

▪ Knowledge and experience with chemical or mechanical control of invasive

exotic vegetation

▪ Knowledge of ArcGIS and GPS and its application.

▪ Ability to operate and maintain 4WD vehicles, tractors, farm implements, ATVs, and outboard motors

▪ Ability to work independently and in a variety of weather conditions

▪ Ability to work efficiently in a team of diverse people with differing backgrounds

▪ Ability to plan and prioritize work assignments, multi-task

▪ Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers

▪ Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data

▪ Skill in use of Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

Broadband code: 19-4021-01

Class code: 5031

Region: Northwest (03)

Title: OPS Fish & Wildlife Technician

County: Washington County

Working hours: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (CST), Monday through Friday, may require some night or weekend duty.

List of any subordinates supervised: none

Residency requirement: Florida, must reside within a 25 mile radius of the Econfina Creek WMA

Level of Education- minimum HS diploma with a Bachelor's Degree in a life or physical science preferred.

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.