STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A13

Class No. 2688

FISH AND WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) fish and wildlife conservation work. Work involves tracking, recording, and maintaining records on fish or wildlife population densities, physical conditions, and rate of utilization. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Observes, tracks, and records ecological conditions and the effects of fish or wildlife on the habitat; and uses specialized equipment and techniques to obtain fish or wildlife specimens for study.

Issues and reviews permits for fish and wildlife programs.

Prepares and maintains fish hatchery ponds during the hatching and rearing of fish.

Takes periodic censuses of fish or wildlife; and records physical condition, population densities, and the rate of utilization.

Traps and tags live fish and game.

Maintains equipment, buildings, and grounds.

Operates and maintains motor vehicles, power boats, and specialized equipment.

Applies herbicides or fish toxicants for the control of noxious weeds or fish.

Assists with public hunting and public use programs.

Assists in the collection, recording, and processing of biological data for fish or wildlife studies.

Assists in the care, feeding, handling, distribution, and planting of fish and in the trapping and transplanting of game.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in fish and wildlife management work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of fish and wildlife management and of environmental laws and regulations.

Skill in operating and maintaining equipment and specialized tools; and in the use of a computer, applicable software, and tracking databases.

Ability to observe and record biological data, to maintain field equipment and facilities, to learn methods employed in fish and wildlife management, and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require a valid driver’s license.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15