Working Class Title: OPS Fish and Wildlife Technician
Section: Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management
Location: Webster, Florida
Rate of Pay: $8.05 an hour
Working Hours: 7:30-4:30 Monday- Friday
Closing Date: 9/29/2017
Employment Period: 10/13/2017-6/1/2018
Florida Bass Conservation Center/Richloam State Fish Hatchery
3583 County Road 788
Webster, FL 33597
(352) 583-4518 ext. 1008
Supervisor: Melissa Garnett
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida Bass Conservation Center (FBCC) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time OPS Fish and Wildlife Technician position. This position is open to all current undergraduate/graduate students interested in gaining hands-on fish culture experience. The FBCC is the major freshwater gamefish production hatchery in the state of Florida, supplying fish such as Florida Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Redear Sunfish, Bluegill, Striped Bass, and Striped Bass hybrids. The Center also conducts research on aquaculture methods. The incumbent will assist with intensive culture operations and should be highly motivated, detailed oriented and have an ability to complete tasks unsupervised during hatchery off hours. Examples of routine tasks include, tank cleaning, fish feeding, basic data collection and entry, performing water quality tests and oversight of mechanical operations. Work hours will be Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm at the FBCC in Webster, FL.
This position is considered temporary for the period 10/13/2017 thru 6/1/2018. Incumbent will be expected to work through the end date. Resumes should be submitted to Melissa Garnett firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9/29/2017.
Qualifications: A valid U.S. Driver’s License. No minimum experience required; however, education toward a career in a Fisheries/Natural Resource field is desired. This position is intended to bolster the resumes of students who desire a career in Fisheries/Natural Resources while providing excellent networking opportunities with state Fish and Wildlife biologists.
Level of Education: Minimum required education: High school diploma
Current undergraduate/graduate students with biology, fisheries, ecology, limnology, marine science, environmental science or similar background are encouraged to apply.
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any others documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. The State Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If a conditional offer of employment is made, you will be required to provide identification and proof of citizenship and or authorization to work in the United States for the hiring authority to which applications is made. E-Verify will be used to confirm work authorization.