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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Working Title: OPS MASTER EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Broadband/Class Code: 49-9042-02 Position Number: 77907533-51404102 Annual Salary Range:$19.00 – $20.00 per hour Announcement Type: Open Competitive City: SAINT PETERSBURG Facility: FISH & WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB004 Closing Date: 10/4/2015

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)

Section: Research Operations – Facilities Management

This is a 40 hours per week OPS position.

The entry level knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform job duties are:

  • 2 years’ experience working as a master/marine mechanic with strong customer service focus.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques used in the maintaining of boats, boat engines, and trailers
  • Follow industry safety guidelines and procedure.
  • Skill in the use of common bench and hand tools and the equipment used in maintenance and repair work.
  • Ability to plan organize boat maintenance and repair work, read and write, interrupt blue prints, take accurate measurements, perform basic math, and understand, apply, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work closely with FWRI Maintenance Superintendent, Safety Program Officer, Program Researchers, on preventative maintenance programing, all safety requirements and operational needs of FWRI.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to easily lift 40 pounds.
  • Ability to order supplies, equipment, track expenses and assist in the billing process.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office software, especially Outlook.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and easily communicate with all staff
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize work related duties to meet the needs of FWRI
  • Ability trouble shoot and problem solve all boat functions, issues, and inspections
  • Ability to work on other building maintenance issues, in at least one of the following areas (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, welding, fabrication, carpentry, painting, small engine repair, and vehicle repair.)

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair of boats, boat engines, trailers, buildings, grounds, equipment and other miscellaneous items as directed.
  • Helping to create and maintaining a boat, boat motor, and trailer preventative maintenance program.
  • Create and organize a safe shop environment with direction from the Safety Program Manager
  • Assist the Safety Program Officer in the routine inspection of all boats, boat motors, and trailers.
  • Perform minor repairs on all plumbing, electrical and communication equipment.
  • Perform repair/alterations of building woodwork (partitions, door, cabinets, and special scientific furniture at FWRI St. Petersburg).
  • Perform by understanding/following all safety related rules to include OSHA, and FWRI
  • Perform/assist in the hurricane preparedness program.
  • Perform setup and take down of Marine Quest outreach project.
  • Access the Work Order system, print work requests and close out completed work orders.
  • Perform other related marine and facilities duties as required.

Application Required:

Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First ( 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.

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