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5 May 2023

Full-Time Land Management Technician 2

South Florida Water Management District – Posted by [email protected] Estero, Florida, United States

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Job Description

Land Management Tech 2

South Florida Water Management District

Estero, FL

This position reports to the CREW Field Office located at 23998 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928.

The Land Management Unit within the District’s Land Resources Bureau oversees the planning and implementation of natural resources management functions on District conservation lands. The West Coast Region Land Management Technician 2 within the Land Management Unit is a highly skilled technician level position responsible for implementing resource and public use land management functions on over 93,500 acres of conservation and project lands within the District’s West Coast Land Management Region.

This position is responsible for assisting with the implementation of all Regional land management functions including:

  • Operating myriad equipment to perform infrastructure maintenance and vegetation management activities such as road grading, replacing culverts, mowing trails, discing fire breaks, shredding woody vegetation, and clearing debris.
  • Working with the District’s Public Use and Wildlife Unit to maintain recreational and public use facilities.
  • Assisting with the coordination and implementation of all Regional prescribed fire and assisting efforts throughout the District when needed.
  • Handling, mixing, and applying herbicides for the management of nuisance vegetation.
  • Conducting routine maintenance of tools, equipment, and facilities.
  • Monitoring contractors conducting vegetation management, infrastructure maintenance, and restoration activities.

Employment Guidelines:
High School Diploma or GED and minimum of 4 years’ experience operating earthmoving equipment and farm tractors and performing land management functions such as exotic plant control, vegetation management, prescribed burning, and natural lands property management including some lead work or supervisory experience.

Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Valid State of Florida Driver’s License.  Possession or ability to acquire a State of Florida Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), a State of Florida Pesticide Applicators License, and a State of Florida Prescribed Burners Certification within 180 days of hire date.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
This position primarily works in the field with regular exposure to hot, humid, and smoky environments in remote, wet, and/or heavily vegetated areas. Incumbent may be required to lift up to 50 lbs.

Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.

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Veterans’ Preference:
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veteran’s Preference will receive preference in employment for vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  All documentation is due by the close of the job posting.

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Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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