Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Working Title:  OPS FISH/WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN Broadband/Class Code:  19-4021-01 Position Number:  77907205-51362606 Annual Salary Range:  $12.00 per hour Announcement Type:  Open Competitive City:  QUINCY Facility:  JOE BUDD WMA Pay Grade/ Pay Band:  BB002 Closing Date:  1/26/2016

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer.  For more information click on our E-Verify website.


The positions are Seasonal and part-time (20-25 hours per week).  Employment will likely be from late February through mid-May.  


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)

Section: Freshwater Fisheries Research 

Job Description

The successful candidate will interview anglers from a boat, on either Lake Jackson (Leon County) or Lake Talquin (Gadsden County) to collect information on angler effort, catch, and harvest. Two positions will be filled from this advertisement. 

Preferred Experience

Applicants having prior boating and trailering experience may be given preference. Applicants with experience with surveys may also be given preference.  

Knowledge, Skill(s), and Abilities

Must be able to safely operate a boat and trailer a boat to and from the lake. Must be able to work independently, effectively communicate with the public, and record hand written data accurately and legibly.  Knowledge of common freshwater game fish in North Florida lakes and common fishing techniques is preferred.  Computer literacy including basic internet access and email is preferred.  

Where To Apply

Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First (http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com) by the closing date listed.  Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are applying online, faxed, or mailed to People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Form. 

If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287.  If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110.  Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.  

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT?  Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation   - mandatory
  • Reemployment  Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements)
  • Deferred Compensation  - voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – voluntary


  • Any form of paid leave     
  • Paid holidays
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights

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 the 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.

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database that confirms the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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