The institute recruits primarily scientists and science
technicians. To a lesser degree, administrative functions and
facility maintenance also require the expertise of qualified
administrative, accounting, clerical and maintenance staff.
Career Service, Select Exempt and Senior Management
Most state jobs are in the Career Service (CS)
pay plan. The Career Service system provides uniform pay, job
classification, benefits, and recruitment for the majority of
non-management jobs within state agencies. Middle management and
some professional positions such as physicians, attorneys, bureau
chiefs are included in the Selected Exempt Service
(SES). The Senior Management Service
(SMS) includes upper management and policy-making
positions. Both the SES and SMS serve "at will."
Other Personal Service Employment
Other-Personal-Services (OPS) employment is an "at will"
employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short
term, temporary or seasonal tasks. Many OPS positions at the
institute are supported by grant funding. Although OPS employment
does not provide paid leave, retirement or insurance benefits, OPS
are covered by worker's compensation and are eligible to
participate in the state's Tax Deferred Compensation Program, which
is a retirement plan. Additionally, OPS employees, unless exempt,
are required to participate in a tax-deferred alternate retirement
investment plan which replaces usual social security
How to Apply
To explore and apply to employment opportunities with the Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute and within other Florida state agencies, visit the
PeopleFirst web site at: http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com.
You may search for vacancies in the People First system by
agency, county, region, title, wages and occupational field.
Prepare your application within the system and submit it
electronically to each advertised vacancy for which you are
qualified. You can also request notification of advertised
vacancies that are commensurate with your knowledge, skills, and
abilities and other specified criteria such as location.
Applications must be received within PeopleFirst no later than the
posted closing date and time. To be considered, a submission is
required for each advertised vacancy of interest. Note that
submission of resumes and other supporting documentation may be
requested, but does not replace the requirement for the submission
of the State of Florida Application Form when applying to an
advertised vacancy. If you experience difficulty applying
electronically, you may fax your State of Florida Application
before the closing date and time directly to People First at
1-888-403-2110 or call a staffing specialist at 1-877-562-7287.
Please reference in the fax the title and position number to which
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Affirmative Action/ADA 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 hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully
authorized alien workers. If a conditional offer of employment is
made, you will be required to provide identification and proof of
citizenship or authorization to work in the United States for the
hiring authority to which application is made. E-Verify will
be used to confirm work authorization.
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.
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference
in employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida
Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.