Wildlife Manager Positions

  • Wildlife Manager 1
  • Wildlife Manager 2
  • This is the entry level working class in the field of wildlife management. An employee in this class is responsible for professional wildlife management work in the implementation of wildlife management practices on a wildlife area or facility.

    Examples of Duties: Implements or assists in implementing projects and programs to provide optimum wildlife habitat development; uses agricultural techniques involving trees, shrubs, grains, grasses, and other wildlife food and cover plantings and cuttings; provides information to public pertaining to hunting, fishing, boating and associated recreational activities; conducts browse, mast and creel surveys, and collects water and fish samples; traps and bands wildlife; determines age, sex and weight of harvested wildlife; maintains and repairs equipment and buildings; constructs outbuildings, checking stations, docks and signs; performs maintenance duties; assists in patrol and law enforcement duties on management areas, appears in court; operates a variety of equipment including autos; trucks, bulldozers, tractors, boats and motors, chain saws, mowers and hand tools.

    Education and Experience Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Wildlife or Fisheries Management, Wildlife Biology, or other related acceptable field. Related acceptable fields include: General Biology, Zoology, Forestry, Ecology, Vertebrate Biology or Vertebrate Zoology, Agriculture, Agricultural Science or Animal Science; provided the applicant has an additional twenty semester hours of Wildlife related coursework.
    OR
    One year of full time working experience as a Wildlife Officer with the State of Tennessee.

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

  • An employee in this class leads in a variety of activities associated with the management of wildlife, wildlife lands, and fish and fish facilities. Work involves leading in wildlife habitat development and maintenance, public relations activities, research data collection, and facilities maintenance.

    Examples of Duties: Leads in the implementation of projects and management techniques to provide optimum wildlife habitat development, fish production, and hunting and fishing opportunities; uses wildlife agricultural techniques involving trees, shrubs, grains, grass, and other wildlife food and cover plantings; controls burned habitats and flooded wetland areas; restocks area lands, lakes and streams with fish and wildlife; leads in providing information to the public pertaining to hunting and fishing activities; manages field trials and hunts on wildlife areas; conducts browse, mast, and creel surveys; collects water and fish samples; traps and bands wildlife; determines age, sex, and weight of harvested wildlife and fish; assists in determining feasibility of stocking warm and cold water fish in streams, lakes and rivers; conducts wildlife inventories; leads in maintenance and repair of equipment on management area or facility; builds and maintains primitive roads and trails; develops and manages share-crop contracts with farmers; assists in patrol and law enforcement duties; issues citations and appears in court; prepares and monitors budget; operates various equipment.

    Education and Experience Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, wildlife biology, or other related acceptable field and experience equivalent to two years of full-time professional wildlife resources work; additional graduate course work in wildlife management or other related acceptable field may be substituted for the required experience, 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!