BLACK RAIL TECHNICIAN (1) needed (April 18- late August, 2022) to conduct black rail monitoring and research in central Florida. This is an exciting opportunity for a biologist hoping to gain applied experience in conservation biology. Technician will be a seasonal OPS employee with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Technician will conduct call-broadcast point counts, habitat assessments, and deploy and retrieve autonomous recording units (ARUs) across multiple conservations lands in the Upper St. Johns River Basin. Technicians will also participate in processing sound files and data entry. Position will require travel between field sites and occasional visits to the main office in Gainesville, FL. Must be able to cope with long days in the sun and adverse weather conditions and have good driving record. Pay is $16/hour (pre-tax). Housing provided in Titusville, FL. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Michelle Martin at Michelle.Martin@MyFWC.com. Applications reviewed as received.
* Applicants must have previous field experience and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, environmental science or related field
* Experience identifying birds by sight and sound. Point count survey experience with call-broadcast techniques highly preferred
* Experience with operating and loading ATVs and trailers independently highly preferred
* Must be detail-oriented and careful with data collection
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
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.
WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
* State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
* Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
* Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
* Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements. Consult with People First or the servicing Human Resource Office to determine eligibility. Seasonal personnel typically do not qualify.)
* Deferred Compensation - voluntary
* Employee Assistance Program – voluntary
WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
* 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.
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 Work