The position has district responsibilities for Douglas, Osage, and Shawnee Counties. Major public waters include Clinton and Melvern Reservoirs, Osage and Douglas state fishing lakes, twenty Community Fisheries Assistance Program (CFAP) impoundments with over 600 acres of water, three Corps’ of Engineers park ponds and a 20 acre rearing pond. Work involves coordinating fisheries programs and projects, including trout and urban catfish stockings; conducting fish population surveys; supervision of seasonal employees; providing technical services to private landowners and local governing units; coordination and oversight of the cooperators in CFAP in assigned district; administering the Walk In Fishing Access (WIFA) 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; investigating fish kills; updating web-based information; R3 coordination in the district; and special projects, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in fisheries science/management. Experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency. Candidates with one year or more of field experience and/or master’s degree will be given preference. The successful candidate must pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license.