Wildlife Biologist Positions

  • Wildlife Biologist 1
  • Wildlife Biologist 2
  • Wildlife Biologist 3
  • This is the entry level class in the Wildlife Biologist sub-series. An employee in this class works under immediate supervision in learning the proper methods and procedures of performing professional wildlife or fisheries management work.

    Examples of Duties: Learns to trap, tag, band, or transplant wildlife for research or management purposes; assists in conducting age-growth, length-weight, migration, distribution, food, and life history studies; learns to measure depth and surface areas of water, water flow, and basic chemical composition of water; assists in coordinating the development and management of share-crop contracts, landowner leases, and cooperative projects with federal and local agencies; assists in conducting aerial and ground wildlife censuses, and fish inventories in area streams, lakes, and rivers; learns to conduct ecological surveys; investigates and assists in determining feasibility of stocking warm and cold water fish in streams, lakes and rivers in the state; identifies, preserves, and protects fish and wildlife species and their habitats; compiles and analyzes data; may perform law enforcement related duties.

    Education and Experience Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in wildlife or fish management or closely related field; qualifying full-time professional wildlife or fisheries experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of one year. Closely related fields include those degrees acceptable for the class of Wildlife Officer 1 and Wildlife Manager 1.

    For additional qualifications, go to the Department of Human Resources website here!

  • This is the working level class in the Wildlife Biologist sub-series. An employee in this class is responsible for planning, participation in, and coordination of a regional or other non-statewide program or project for fish and wildlife management or research.

    Examples of Duties: Coordinates and participates in specific regional or other non-statewide fish and wildlife research and management programs; traps, tags, bands, or transplants fish and wildlife for research or management purposes; conducts age-growth, length-weight, migration, distribution, food, and life history studies; measures depth and surface areas of water, water flow, and basic chemical composition of water; coordinates the development and management of share-crop contracts, landowner leases, and cooperative projects with federal and local agencies; conducts wildlife censuses; conducts fish inventories in area streams, lakes, and rivers; conducts ecological surveys; investigates and assists in determining feasibility of stocking warm and cold water fish in streams, lakes and rivers in the state; compiles and analyzes data and prepares reports; may perform law enforcement work; may supervise others.

    Education and Experience Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in wildlife or fish management or closely related field and experience equivalent to one year of full-time professional wildlife resources work; qualifying full-time professional wildlife or fisheries experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for year basis to a maximum of one year. See Wildlife Officer 1 or Wildlife Manager 1 for closely related fields.

    For additional qualifications, go to the Department of Human Resources website here!
     

  • An employee in this class is responsible for planning, participation in, and coordination of a statewide program or project for fish and wildlife management or research. Work involves planning, conducting, and interpreting biological studies; developing and coordinating statewide program activities; and giving consultation to regional personnel on specific programs.

    Examples of Duties: Coordinates and participates in specific statewide fish and wildlife research and management programs; coordinates fish and wildlife censuses and the gathering and interpretation of other data; coordinates and participates in the analysis of fish and wildlife reports; makes recommendations affecting the wildlife and fish management program; coordinates fish and wildlife management studies; prepares reports on assigned functions; reviews reports and data from field; coordinates cooperative documents for planning activities; works with various agencies, wildlife organizations, news media, and the general public in explaining and interpreting wildlife programs; designs and develops data collection methods and survey forms for use by field personnel; responds to requests by owners/managers of private, public, and industrial lands and waters for technical assistance to improve fish and wildlife habitat; may perform law enforcement related duties; may supervise the work of others; assists in the preparation of program budgets.

    Education and Experience Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in wildlife or fish management or closely related field and experience equivalent to two years of full-time professional wildlife resources work; qualifying full-time professional wildlife or fisheries experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of one year. See Wildlife Officer 1 or Wildlife Manager 1 for closely related fields.

    For additional qualifications, go to the Department of Human Resources website here!