Fisheries Program Coordinator: Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Frankfort, Kentucky
Job Category
Full time Positions
$46,907.28 - $75,051.60
Start Date
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Would you like to work with people who are dedicated to conserving the Commonwealth's Fish and Wildlife Resources? Do you want to be part of an agency that provides opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors by fishing, hunting, boating, recreational shooting, wildlife watching or related activities in Kentucky? Join us in the exciting, innovative and rewarding environment of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR)! This position will coordinate activities of the Critical Species Investigations – North Branch, focused mainly on invasive carp management within the Ohio River and its tributaries. This position will also provide scientific and technical oversight in the management, research, and impacts of other aquatic nuisance species (ANS) throughout Kentucky's public waters. Additional duties include maintaining program records, development of annual work plans, report writing and data analysis, and representation at multi-agency meetings related to invasive carp and ANS management. Required work hours are 37.5 hours/week, however, overtime and irregular shifts are required for completion of projects. This is a grant funded time-limited (GFTL) position. This means it is a position that is paid entirely as the result of a grant. The duration of employment shall not exceed the life of the grant that funds the position. An employee appointed to a GFTL position is required to meet the minimum requirements for the classification. Further, an employee appointed to a GFTL position is designated as an unclassified (non-merit) employee. A GFTL employee is eligible to receive benefits at the same level as a classified (merit) employee in a permanent position. We offer a great package of EMPLOYEE and FAMILY-FRIENDLY BENEFITS, including: • Paid Time Off (Sick and Vacation) plus Paid Holidays • Overtime and Compensatory Time • Affordable Health Insurance with Optional Health Reimbursement Account • Life Insurance • Retirement • Wellness Incentives Program • Training/Career Development Opportunities • Optional Deferred Compensation program (401K) • Lots of Employee Discounts on electronics, health & wellness, retail, travel/events/entertainment, services/education
Be advised that any interested employee will need to visit to complete or update an online application and to apply for this position. Minimum Requirements EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree. Transcript review must indicate that the following course work has been earned at the undergraduate or graduate level: 1. Biological Sciences: 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in biological sciences. Four courses (12 semester or 18 quarter hours) must be in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; 6 of the 12 required semester hours must be directly related to fisheries science and at least one course (3 semester hours) must cover the principles of fisheries science and management. These courses may include fish management, ichthyology, aquaculture, fish ecology, principles of fisheries science, limnology, and stream ecology. The remaining hours can include other biological science courses such as biology, botany, and ecology. Examples of courses include biology, botany, ecology, cellular biology, fish management, ichthyology and limnology. 2. Physical Sciences: 15 semester hours (23 quarter hours) in physical sciences. Examples of courses are chemistry, physics, hydrology, astronomy, earth science and meteorology. 3. Mathematics and Statistics: 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) in mathematics and statistics. Must include one calculus and one statistics OR two statistics courses. 4. Communications/Human Dimensions: 9 semester hours (13quarter hours) in communications/human dimensions. Courses include verbal and writing courses that include public speaking, discussion, composition and technical writing. Up to 3 semester hours related to Master's thesis or PhD dissertation course work will count towards the 9 semester hour requirement. Human dimensions can include courses in areas of human personnel management, conflict resolution, socioeconomic and survey techniques. EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have five years of experience in fishery research, fishery management and/or a related field. Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Certification by The American Fisheries Society at the Associate Fisheries Professional or Certified Fisheries Professional level will substitute for the course requirements. For additional information on The American Fisheries Society refer to A master's degree in fishery management, fishery biology or a related field will substitute for one year of the required experience. A PhD degree in fishery management, fishery biology or a related field will substitute for two years of the required experience Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Experience managing invasive carp projects and proficiency with boat operation (trailering and vessel operation) is preferred. Applicant should be well versed in freshwater fish identification, and have significant experience conducting fish sampling including electrofishing and various netting techniques. Proficiency with Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, and Power Point and data analysis with SAS or program R is preferred.
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