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Executive Direction and Administrative Services

The Executive Direction and Administrative Services program is intended to support other agency programs as described below.

  • Community Relations Office informs residents and visitors about fish and wildlife resources through a variety of communication channels including print and broadcast media, social media, and stakeholder outreach. 
  • Finance and Budget Office is responsible for accounting and operational services and central agency support for all commission divisions and offices.
  • Legal Office provides legal services for the agency. The office represents the commission in litigation, prepares legal opinions, develops and reviews contracts and other legal instruments, drafts and reviews legislation and rules, and provides general legal counsel relating to commission operations.
  • Legislative Affairs Office develops and coordinates state and federal legislative activities for the commission.
  • Office of the Executive Director provides overall leadership for the commission. The office sets direction and evaluates divisions and offices within the agency.
  • Office of Human Resources advises agency personnel on employment law and state personnel rules, and assists managers with recruitment and selection, attendance and leave, discipline, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, classification and pay, retirement, state insurance benefits, and collective bargaining.
  • Office of Information Technology supports the agency's program areas by managing an automated information processing environment.
  • Office of Inspector General coordinates audits and management reviews of commission programs to detect fraud, waste, and abuse. The office also coordinates and conducts investigations regarding employee misconduct.
  • Office of Licensing and Permitting is the commission's central point of contact for customers to obtain licenses, permits, and tags.
  • Office of Strategic Initiatives includes The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, the commission's Everglades Coordinator, and the coordination of the agency's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Office staff works closely with the commission's division, regional, and office directors to identify and coordinate the implementation of programs that span across the commission.
  • Offices of Regional Operations coordinate and integrate agency programs at the local level to ensure the commission's mission, policies, and services are consistent across the state. There are five regional offices located in Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Panama City, and West Palm Beach.