Wildlife Biologist III: Kentucky

Agency
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Location
Laurel County
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$38,770.08 - $62,033.52
Start Date
01/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
11/15/2020
Website
https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=2&c=kypersonnelcabinet
Description
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)! Job duties include but are not limited to: • Performs specialized, technical biological work and research in connection with the management of Kentucky's elk herd. • Serves as the program leads to the implementation and coordination of elk research. • Performs professional biological work in connection with research and management of elk. • Manage, prepare, analyze, and report on elk restoration and management. • Supervise an interim technician. • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
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: 36 semester hours in biological sciences are required and must include courses in the following subcategories (Note: the sum of the hours required in subcategories is 33; the remaining 3 hours may be in any of these five subject areas): a. Wildlife Management: 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) in courses emphasizing the principles and practices of wildlife management. b. Wildlife Biology: 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) in courses in the biology and behavior of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. c. Ecology: 3 semester hours (4.5 quarter hours) in courses in general plant or animal ecology. d. Zoology: 9 semester hours (13.5 quarter hours) in courses in taxonomy, biology, behavior, physiology, anatomy, and natural history of vertebrates and invertebrates. Courses in genetics, nutrition, physiology, disease, and other biology or general zoology courses are accepted. Ichthyology or fisheries biology courses are accepted. e. Botany: 9 semester hours (13.5 quarter hours) in courses in general botany, plant genetics, plant morphology, plant physiology, or plant taxonomy. 2. Physical Sciences: 9 semester hours (13.5 quarter hours) in physical sciences such as chemistry, physics, geology, or soils, with at least 2 disciplines represented. 3. Quantitative Sciences: 9 semester hours (13.5 quarter hours) in quantitative sciences that must include: a. Basic Statistics: 3 semester hours (4.5 quarter hours) in basic statistics. b. Quantitative Sciences: 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) in calculus, biometry, advanced algebra, systems analysis, mathematical modeling, sampling, computer science or other quantitative science. 4. Humanities and Social Sciences: 9 semester hours (13.5 quarter hours) in humanities and social sciences, such as economics, sociology, psychology, political science, government, history, literature, or foreign language. 5. Communications: 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) in courses designed to improve communication skills such as English composition, technical writing, journalism, public speaking or use of mass media. A maximum of 3 semester hours (4.5 quarter hours) each will be allowed for a completed Master's thesis and Ph.D. dissertation. 6. Policy, Administration and Law: 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) in courses that document significant content or focus on natural resource policy and/or administration, wildlife or environmental law, or natural resource/land use planning will apply; as will courses that document contributions to the understanding of social, political and ethical decisions for wildlife or natural resource management. EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have three years of professional experience in wildlife management, wildlife biology, and/or a related field. Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Certification by The Wildlife Society at the Associate Wildlife Biologist or Certified Wildlife Biologist level will substitute for the course requirements. For additional information on The Wildlife Society refer to http://wildlife.org A master's degree in wildlife management, wildlife biology or a related field will substitute for one year of the required experience. A Ph.D. degree in wildlife management, wildlife 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.): Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. The employing agency is responsible for ensuring the employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials. Working Conditions Spend the majority of time outdoors. Probationary Period This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111. If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Kyle Sams at Kyle.sams@ky.gov. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D
Contact Person
kyle.sams@ky.gov
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