STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group A15
Class No. 2689
FISH AND WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN II
Performs complex (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. May train others. Works under general 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.
Collects, records, and processes biological data for fish and wildlife studies.
Issues and reviews permits for fish and wildlife programs.
Prepares and maintains fish hatchery ponds during the hatching and rearing of fish.
Propagates, handles, or distributes fish or wildlife specimens.
Attends public hearings as a witness and provides technical assistance to the public.
Maintains inventories supplies, 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 in the care, feeding, handling, distribution, and planting of fish and in the trapping and transplanting of game.
Assists in the maintenance of hatchery records.
May train others.
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, to communicate effectively, and to train others.
Registration, Certification, or Licensure
May require a valid driver’s license.
State Auditor’s Office