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[JOB] Biological Technician










Position Address and telephone number: Okaloacoochee Slough WMA, 100 CR 832, P.O. Box 716, Felda, Florida 33930

Position Number: 77901964

Supervisor: Tiffany Thornhill Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist III –

Supervisor : Tiffany Thornhill


Description of duties: The technician will work at OK Slough WMA.   A primary responsibility of this job will be operating, maintaining, and repairing various equipment including chainsaws, handsaws, weed-eaters, 4x4 trucks, all-terrain vehicles, tractors, brush trucks, swamp buggies, mowers, and various tractor implements such as discs, roller choppers, and flail vacs.  Other duties include assisting biologists and other technicians with various land management activities as needed.  Some activities include treatment of exotic vegetation, prescribed burning, fence and road repair, seed collection, tree/shrub planting, wildlife surveys, check station operation, moving equipment on trailers, and general maintenance of buildings/structures.  The technician must be able to communicate well with others and work both independently and as part of a team.


Broadband code: 19-4021-01

Class code: 5031

Region: South

Title: OPS Fisheries & Wildlife Technician

County: Hendry

Working hours: 40 hours per week (days and times may vary)

List of any subordinates supervised:  None

Residency requirement: None. 

Level of Education (minimum): High school diploma or equivalency

Hire-in Pay:  $13.22 per hour (no overtime) 


Required Experience, Skills and Abilities: Must have experience in safely operating, maintaining, and repairing tools, power equipment, agricultural equipment and land management equipment.  Must be able to work as part of a team and must be able to work independently.  Must be in good physical condition and able to work outside in the South Florida environment year-round.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs and walk or stand for extended time periods. Incumbent must have a vehicle for transportation to/from the jobsite and a cell phone that works well across Hendry County to communicate with other staff during working hours.  Must possess and maintain a valid Class E driver’s license with a clean driving record (Class A or B CDL preferred).  Regular working hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday but must be able to work various hours depending on the need; this may include early mornings, evenings, nights and weekends.



FWC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application / selection process, please contact the hiring authority in advance.


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.


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. 


he State of Florida supports a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455