This is an Inland Fisheries position domiciled in Lafayette and is responsible for accomplishing Inland Fisheries research and management activities within a large geographical region (Inland District 9). The district encompasses the Atchafalaya River Basin, which is North America’s largest floodplain swamp. Beginning at Simmesport, and receiving one-third of the Mississippi River’s water, the Atchafalaya Basin stretches 140 miles to the Gulf of Mexico, and is made up of bottomland hardwood forests, swamps, bayous, backwater lakes and large river channels.
A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, forestry, natural resources, or conservation followed by four years of professional experience in wildlife or fisheries research, management, education or conservation; forestry; or in environmental science.
Graduate training in qualifying fields may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
A non-thesis master's degree in qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree with completed thesis in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.