Environmental Associate: Kansas

Emporia, Kansas
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Full time Positions
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This unclassified, full-time position is located in the Fisheries Division at the Emporia Research and Survey Office and is directly supervised by Jeff Koch, Fisheries Research Supervisor.

The incumbent conducts a variety of duties relating to the KDWPT Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) program, fisheries research, human dimensions research, and other departmental duties as needed. The incumbent conducts field work regarding ANS detection and management, fish and habitat sampling, bait shop inspections, and fish disease sampling at hatcheries and brood lakes. The position is responsible for supervising seasonal employees, coordinating equipment maintenance (i.e., vehicles, boats, sampling equipment), bait shop permitting, and assisting other department staff as needed.

BENEFITS: Beginning hourly wage, $18.27/hour; group health and life insurance; retirement; optional deferred compensation, dental and vision options; holidays; and sick and vacation leave.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of relevant technical experience in an environmental field and/or program. Education may be substituted by the agency as necessary. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in fisheries science/management or wildlife science/management are strongly preferred. Candidates should be comfortable with independent use of fish sampling gears and boat operation on large reservoirs and rivers. Experience with age and growth investigations and data entry is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate must pass a background check.

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 email address;
3) transcript material (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.


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. Veteran’s Preference Eligible.
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