Contractors sought to help address human-bear conflicts

March 4, 2015

Big Bear

FWC news release: March 2, 2015
Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3852

Contractors sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Highlands and Lee counties
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is soliciting applications for two contractors to help respond to human-bear conflicts, one in the Highlands County area and another for Lee County and southern areas of Charlotte County.

FWC biologists will provide training for the bear response contractor, who will assist in trapping, community outreach, retrieval of carcasses resulting from vehicle collisions and other tasks.

Duties for the part-time, contracted position are on an “as needed” basis. The amount of work will depend on the level of human-bear conflicts in the area and other agency needs. An applicant must have the ability to work flexible hours, a vehicle capable of hauling a small trailer and a clean criminal history with no fish or wildlife law violations.

Ideally, candidates would live in or near Lake Placid and in or near Fort Myers.
Applications must be submitted by March 16, contain a resume and include at
least three professional references with telephone contact numbers and be sent to:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Naples Field Office
Attn: Area Bear Biologist
298 Sabal Palm Rd.
Naples, FL 34114.

Send applications and requests for more information to Casey.Gray@MyFWC.com or by fax to 239-417-6352.

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