STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A17

Class No. 2690

FISH AND WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) fish and wildlife resources conservation program work. Work involves coordinating the tracking, recording, and maintenance of records on fish or wildlife population densities, physical conditions, and rate of utilization. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates the collection, tracking, recording, and processing of biological data for fish and wildlife studies.

Develops and implements maintenance programs and schedules.

Issues and reviews permits for fish and wildlife programs.

Attends public hearings as a witness and provides technical assistance to the public.

Organizes and conducts public activities such as public hunts, tours, or group presentations.

Propagates, handles, or distributes fish or wildlife specimens.

Operates, repairs, and maintains various field and laboratory equipment.

Maintains inventory supplies and materials, and coordinates equipment purchases.

Recommends specialized equipment and techniques to obtain fish or wildlife specimens for study; and observes and records ecological conditions and the effects of fish or wildlife on the habitat.

Monitors the care, feeding, handling, distribution, and planting of fish; traps and transplants game; and maintains hatchery records.

Assists in creating and implementing safety procedures and programs.

May supervise the work of 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 fish and game 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 supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require a valid driver’s license.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15