District Fisheries Biologist: Kansas

Independence, Kansas
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Full time Positions
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This unclassified, full time position is located in the Fisheries Division, Elk City Wildlife Area Office; and is directly supervised by Sean Lynott, Fisheries Regional Supervisor.

The position has district responsibilities for Chautauqua, Labette, Montgomery and Wilson counties, which includes Big Hill and Elk City reservoirs, two state fishing lakes, the paddlefish snagging area at Chetopa, and various city and county lakes. Work involves coordinating fisheries programs and projects; conducting fish population surveys; supervision of seasonal employees; providing technical services to private landowners and local governing units; coordination and oversight of the 10 Cooperators in the Community Fisheries Assistance Program (CFAP) in assigned district; administering the Fishing Impoundments and Stream Habitats (FISH) program in assigned district; coordinating information/education efforts with constituents, other divisions and local media; conducting aquatic education programs for the Kansas public; preparing documents, submitting fisheries data, reports, and fisheries management plans implementation; assisting other divisions and various state and federal agencies with environmental issues; and special projects, as assigned.

BENEFITS: Beginning hourly salary, $21.15; group health and life insurance; retirement; optional deferred compensation, dental and vision options; holidays; and sick and vacation leave.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in fisheries science/management or wildlife science/management. Education may be substituted by the agency. One year of field experience is preferred. The successful candidate must pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants must register with the State of Kansas by completing the personal information registration form to obtain their State of Kansas Applicant ID Number. This form may be completed online at http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/ Qualified applicants may apply by submitting ALL of the following items:

1) a letter of interest, which includes your State of Kansas ID Number;
2) a detailed resume; including a valid e-mail address;
3) transcript material, if applicable, (copies of official transcripts or unofficial student copies are acceptable as long as degree is conferred);
4) KDWPT employment application located at http://www.ksoutdoors.com/news/KDWPT-Info/Jobs/Employment-Application-Additional-Info;
5) an authorization to release information form** located at http://www.ksoutdoors.com/news/KDWPT-Info/Jobs/Employment-Application-Additional-Info and, **Please note, this form must either be witnessed and signed by a Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism employee or signed in front of and notarized by a notary public. We reserve the right to conduct a background check on all qualified applicants.
6) Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.

Application materials should be sent to kdwpt.kdwprecruitment@ks.gov or may be sent to Human Resources Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 512 SE 25th Avenue, Pratt KS 67124, phone number 620-672-5911. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application packet must be submitted for each position. We no longer make copies of previous applications. Submitted application materials will be reviewed in Pratt to assure that the position minimum requirements are met, and those meeting the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the respective division for interview selection.

Applicants are notified whether or not they are selected to interview. The interview is generally a one-time, panel interview consisting of position-specific questions for all applicants (same questions for each applicant), with the selection being made after all candidate interviews are completed.

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a “veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the appointing authority. Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm Applicants claiming veterans’ preference for the first time must mail a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Personnel Services, 900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N, Topeka KS 66612, or FAX to 785/291-3715.


The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process–individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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