Fisheries Biologist – Aquatic Nuisance Species: Porter, OK

Agency
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Location
Porter, OK
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$46,807.78 annually plus excellent state benefits
Last Date to Apply
08/07/2022
Website
https://www.jobapscloud.com/OK/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=220722&R2=UNCL&R3=20
Description
Under general supervision of the Regional/Program Supervisor, participate in the development of both short- and long-range fish and wildlife management and research projects. Is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the successful completion of assigned projects within predetermined guidelines. Must be familiar with the principles and procedures of fish and wildlife management and research. Use scientific methods to gather data regarding fish/wildlife populations and/or habitat. Collect fish/wildlife samples, specimens, and data. Record and analyze scientific data and prepare and submit detailed reports. Supervise both full time and temporary employees. Serve as advisor or Department representative in areas of special expertise. May have extensive contact with a variety of public and private individuals and groups. Biologists perform a variety of duties depending on the specific program or area they are assigned to and may be responsible for the supervision of a technician and seasonal interns. Below is a short summary of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Fisheries Biologist: Aquatic Nuisance Species Program and Fish Kill Program Coordinator - Implement various aspects of the Oklahoma ANS Management Plan, which may include conducting ANS species monitoring for early detection and occurrence data, reporting any new ANS findings to the USGS NAS national database, conducting education and outreach efforts regarding ANS in Oklahoma, oversee any ODWC funded projects on ANS, and serve as the agency representative on the Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council, Mississippi River Basin Panel, Western Regional Panel, and ANS Task Force. Additional duties include serving as the ODWC representative for the Oklahoma Kill Response Management Team and implementing various aspects of the ODWC Fish Kill Program. These duties include serving as point of contact for ODWC for the fish kill and environmental spill events coordinate with field staff for field investigations regarding fish kill events in public waters maintain records of all fish kill, maintain the database for any field investigation data and prepare claims for potential legal action regarding fish kill events that include a responsible party, and oversee fish kill program grant.
Qualifications
Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in Aquatic Resource Management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A master's degree in Aquatic Resource Management or a closely related field is preferred but not required. Experience: No previous experience is required. Experience with GIS applications is preferred.
Contact Person
Jim Burroughs
Contact eMail
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