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Contractor sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Putnam Co. area

News Release

Monday, March 24, 2014

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking for a person to help reduce human-bear conflicts in Putnam County and northern areas of Marion and Volusia counties.

The FWC will be hiring a bear-response contractor to help citizens experiencing conflicts with bears. The person also will assist the FWC with trapping bears and retrieving carcasses of bears killed by vehicle collisions or other causes.

The part-time position would be contracted to work on an “as needed” basis. The amount of work assigned will be dependent on human-bear conflict levels and other factors. The 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.

Submit applications by April 7 by sending a resume and three professional references, including their phone numbers, to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Bear Management Program, 620 S Meridian St., Suite 6B, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Applications also can be sent by email to or by fax to 850-922-0348.

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