Wildlife Jobs in Florida

09.22.2006 - If you are seeking a job working with wildlife in Florida, there are several options. You can work for a local county animal services, where you will deal mostly with dogs and cats. You can work with the Florida Wildlife Commission, where you will probably not get a job, and if you do, it'll probably be something repetitive and specialized, or perhaps a boring desk job. I'm not sure. Contact them at http://www.floridaconservation.org/. You can also seek to be employed by a large privately owned wildlife removal business. There are several such businesses in Florida. Many of these large companies will give you a job, but they will keep almost all of the profits, up to 90%, and you won't make much money. You can also start your own business, which is what I did. I get a lot of requests for wildlife jobs. I must simply tell people that I'm not hiring. I work alone, and it keeps things very simple. I get many requests for jobs via phone, but I also get many request via email. Here is the stock reply that I send to people who ask me for a wildlife job:

I get a lot of email requests for employment.

I run a nuisance wildlife removal business, and I own the websites.

If you're looking for a job with dogs/cats at the local animal services, contact them.

If you're looking for a job with me in Orlando FL, I'm not hiring.

If you want to run your own nuisance wildlife business, it's probably the best job in the world - it's fun and extremely profitable. If you want training from me and marketing on my websites, I might be able to provide it, if you're intelligent and hardworking and willing to run your own business. If this is the case, write back.

See photos of the job: http://www.aaanimalcontrol.com/wildliferemovalgallery.htm

Basically, for anyone who is interested, I may be able to provide training in Orlando, along with fee housing for the training period, and all the paperwork, brochures, contracts, marketing materials, etc. And most of all, I provide such people marketing on my nationwide directory that I have listed here (click the below banner), which gives them all the calls they need to run a successful business. For this, I ask that any such trainees pay me a small % of the income they make, based on the honor system. I've only trained a few select people, in various areas, such as Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and about ten other areas in other parts of the country. This business is not for everyone. I wrote a whole big thing about it here, on my wildlife career page. I'd like to have someone great in every area that I list on my sites, from Sarasota to Jacksonville, Naples to Tallahassee and the rest of the country, but good applicants, plus the time to train them, is few and far between.

*April 2011 Update - Someone recently wrote to me and asked if I could train him, so I ought to update this page and state that I am not in a position to train anyone any more. I have trained about a dozen people thus far, and that's it. If you want to get started in the wildlife removal industry, I suggest you seek out someone else and ask if you can work for them. Work for cheap or free (like I did) in order to learn. And then please, don't bite them in the ass. Move to a different territory, and don't compete with the hand that fed you.

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