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WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

Recruitment #170831-UNCL-16

Introduction


 

Application Instructions:
Must apply online using Department application.

Contact the Human Resource Office with questions:
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
2145 NE 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 521-4640

Full time employees must submit a Letter of Application to the Human Resource Office. 

Please attach a transcript to your application; your application will not be considered without an attached transcript


Applications will be reviewed and the best qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a background check and a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before appointment. Appointment to this position will be contingent upon a negative drug test result.

Must be a U. S. Citizen or Alien authorized to work in the United States. 

A list of current openings can be found on the Department website at www.wildlifedepartment.com

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Position: Wildlife Biologist

Division:  Wildlife

Location:  TBD, Domicile to be approved by supervisor.

Salary:  $38,334.00/Yearly

Summary of Job Duties:
Under general supervision, participate in the development of both short and long range wildlife management and research projects.  Will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the successful completion of assigned projects within predetermined guidelines.  Must be familiar with the principles and procedures of wildlife management and research.  Supervise both full time and temporary employees.  Accurately observe record and analyze scientific data and prepare and submit detailed reports.  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.  Provide technical assistance to private landowners with wildlife and habitat management recommendations and guidelines.  Conduct audio and visual wildlife surveys, day/night.  Plant food plots, mow, build/repair fences, road maintenance, and control or eliminate nuisance species.

Specific job responsibilities include: 
Serving as the Department’s liaison with all energy industries, companies and trade groups.  Work extensively and closely with all sectors of the energy industry to ensure that the needs of all wildlife species are identified and addressed as energy resources are explored and developed in Oklahoma.  Assist Oklahoma energy industry members in negotiation of agreements with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for those companies pursuing actions that benefit the Lesser Prairie Chicken or other species at appropriate scales of importance and in line with conservation objectives as determined by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
 
Must have the ability to:
• Operate boats, motor vehicles, tractors, trucks, lawn mowers, and ATVs, with various attachments.
• Operate and use firearms, cutting torch, welding equipment, and fire suppressing equipment. 
• Lift, carry and use fencing, and building material, hand tools, chain saw.
• Walk and jog over rough terrain for extended periods and swim.
• Work extended hours, weekends, and stay overnight out of town.
• Endure various extremes of outdoor weather conditions.
• Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds for a distance of 100 yards. (e.g. deer carcass, etc.)
• Handle wild animals in live and dead condition, including field dressing wild game.

Requirements: 

Education:     
Requires a Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in wildlife related field from an accredited college or university. 

Experience:   
Previous experience is not required.  Experience with GIS applications is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills (required):
• Principles, practices and techniques of wildlife management and of basic supervision principles.
• Understand basic farming operations and equipment use.
• Skill in exercising good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions in collecting, evaluating and presenting information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Must be able to work well with others.  Must work professionally and courteously with the public and other agencies.
• Be proficient in use of computers and various software applications. 

The Department will make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, terminations, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on grounds of age, race, color, creed or religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or other factors which cannot be lawfully used as the basis for an employment decision.

 

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.



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