Urgent! Couples Wanted for Hunter Check Station Operator Volunteers ASAP - Kenansville, FL

Urgent! Couples Wanted for Hunter Check Station Operator Volunteers ASAP - Kenansville, FL

Posted: 9/12/2016 - 8:28 pm

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URGENT! Hiring Couples to Volunteer as Hunter Check Station Operator ASAP

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers to work at the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in Kenansville, FL. Volunteer operators are needed at our hunter check station between 10 September 2016 and 23 April 2017, in exchange for a beautiful free RV site. A position just came open and we need a new volunteer couple to fill it ASAP!

We are located in central Florida, in Osceola Co. just south of Orlando, and approximately 15 miles south of Holopaw along Highway 441. Nearby towns include St. Cloud (~25 miles), Kissimmee (~35 miles), Orlando (~50 miles), and Melbourne (~50 miles). We are within an hour's drive of Disney World, Universal Studios, theme parks, and beaches! There are five full hook-up RV sites with electricity, sewer, and water. The area is remote, so if you enjoy the outdoors, a rural lifestyle, and outdoor recreation such as hunting and fishing, you will probably be well-suited for this position. We also a “clubhouse” for volunteers, which has a refrigerator, stove, restrooms, and laundry facilities.

Volunteers’ primary duties will be to monitor recreational use on the Management Area, provide information to the public, and collect biological data. This includes keeping count of hunters and other recreational users, checking various licenses and permits, providing information to hunters and recreational users, and collecting biological data from harvested animals. No previous experience is necessary and training will be provided by staff biologists. However, if hunting is objectionable to you, or if you are reluctant to handle dead animals, then you should not apply. In addition to work at the check station, volunteers may assist with facility maintenance, data entry, and other tasks as needed.

In exchange for hookups and use of facilities, we request a maximum of 32 hours of work each week. Days of the week worked are somewhat flexible. The heaviest use of the Management Area occurs from September through December, and consequently, some preference may be given to those people who can arrive early in the season and/or those that can stay the entire season through the Spring.

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