STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A15

Class No. 2689

FISH AND WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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

Revised 9-1-15