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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission
Job Functions:
Other Engineering, Data Science
Employment Types:
Tallahassee, FL, USA
35,627 USD per year
Posted on:

**Date: ** Apr 27, 2022



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Requisition No: 630021

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: FLEET EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN - 77071497

Position Number: 77071497

Salary:  $35,627.59

Posting Closing Date: 05/11/2022





The incumbent will perform scheduled preventive maintenance on FWC inboard/outboard motors, boats, trailers, and vehicles including radios, blue lights and sirens. Evaluating vessel condition including transom, stingers and decking for purposes of recommending refurbishment options. Performing required repairs and refurbishments to vessels including application of fiberglass and gelcoat repairs, striping, lettering and bottom painting. Assists assigned field offices in tracking marine engine PM hours/dates.  Repair marine engines and drive systems (outboards/inboard).  Diagnose problem(s) identified in assigned work requests. The incumbent will perform or assists with Trunked radio infrastructure diagnosis and reporting of the problems that can affect the performance of officer mobile and portable radios.  This will involve interaction and verbal troubleshooting of officer equipment complaints and the routing of issues to the proper level of expertise if the repair cannot be performed immediately.  This service will be not limited to officer radios but will include all law enforcement equipment.

The incumbent will remove or assist in the removal of engines or components and disassembles engines or components for diagnostic purposes. Performs routine and special checks on engine components; installs engines as per manufacturer's specifications, test runs and adjusts engines. The position includes the installation and repair of mobile and portable radios, marine electrical components and other law enforcement electronic equipment.  Performs or assists with sophisticated bench repairs of encrypted digital trunked radios.  Performs or assists in diagnostics and repair of telecommunications systems. The incumbent will prepare forms and records as directed to document all repair and support activities; responsible for maintaining accurate inventory records and maintaining and safeguarding parts and supplies inventory necessary to make routine repairs.  Prepares and submits reports as required within the appropriate time frame.

Responsible for care, maintenance, repair and security of assigned service vehicle, tools and equipment. Perform preventative maintenance on specialized tools and assigned equipment. Responsible for cleaning shop area, facility's grounds and equipment; review current shop manuals and technical literature on all marine equipment serviced.  Incumbent must provide and maintain hand tools as required to complete routine tasks associated with the position.  Maintains current knowledge of hardware and software for radios and motors.  Uses electronic test equipment to maintain high quality diagnostic capability to document and solve problems associated with Land Mobile Radio systems, outboard motor ECMs, charging systems, other marine and land based electronic law enforcement equipment. The incumbent will repair boat trailers.  Packs and/or replaces wheel bearings; repairs wiring and lights; rebuilds or replaces brakes system. Repair or replaces boat system components.  Steering system; lighting system; fuel system; electrical system; seats; engine control system; engine instrumentation; hardware, radio systems, blue lights and other law enforcement equipment installed in vessels. Perform other duties as assigned including special projects, details, disaster deployments.  These include installing and maintaining surveillance equipment, multi-agency emergency deployments, other fleet-wide implementations and modification that involve patrol vehicles and vessels. Incumbent will maintain proficiency in the diagnoses, repair, maintenance and operation of all brands and types of agency utilized outboard/inboard motors, trailers, vessels, and other specialized law enforcement equipment as required.

The incumbent will maintain familiarity with current shop manuals and technical literature on all marine equipment serviced. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining a safe and clean work area.

The incumbent will provide and maintain hand tools as required to complete routine tasks associated with the position and is responsible for maintaining and safeguarding parts and supplies inventory necessary to make routine repair.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Knowledge of the principles and techniques required to accomplish routine marine equipment repair.  Ability to work on marine and land based mechanical and electrical/electronic equipment.  Must display knowledge of a wide variety of electronic, electrical, and mechanical equipment diagnosis and repair skills.  Skilled in the use of the tools and equipment used in the mechanical, electronic, and electrical repairs equipment.  Ability to follow instructions and complete work assignments issued by supervisor.  Ability to maintain a clean, neat and safe workstation.  Ability to work independently.  Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.  Computer and administrative skills necessary to complete reports in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must pass a level 2 background check if selected
  • Must have working knowledge necessary to accomplish routine marine equipment repair.
  • Must be able to work on marine, land based mechanical and electrical/electronic equipment.
  • Must be able to complete fiberglass repairs and paint marine equipment.
  • Must possess computer and administrative skills to complete reports in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to travel at short notice and possibly for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to operate vessels from 16-28 feet.
  • Must have 2 year's experience with paint and fiberglass repair.
  • Must have 2 year's experience working at a Retail or Government Marine Repair facility.

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 Workplace Act.

**VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  **Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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