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Fish Biologist

State of Oklahoma

Latimer ,  Oklahoma
Fisheries

Summary of Job Duties:
Under general supervision of the Regional Supervisor, participates in the development of both short and long range fish and wildlife management and research projects. Is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the successful completion of assigned projects within predetermined guidelines. Must be familiar with the principles and procedures of fish and wildlife management and research. Use scientific methods to gather data regarding fish / wildlife populations and / or habitat. Collect fish / wildlife samples, specimens, and data. Record and analyze scientific data and prepare and submit detailed reports. Supervise both full time and temporary employees. 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. May be required to travel the State extensively with significant overnight travel. May be required to be certified as a Reserve Game Warden and perform law enforcement duties a small percentage of time and participate in the inter-divisional training program to better assist with other division projects.

Must have the ability to:
• Operate boats, motor vehicles, lawn mowers, tractors, and ATVs with various attachments.
• Operate and use firearms, cutting torch, and welding equipment.
• Operate and/or use personal computer, gill nets, seines, and water chemistry equipment.
• Must be able to lift, carry, and use outboard motors, fencing materials, lumber, building material, hand tools, chainsaws, and fire suppressing equipment.
• Lift and carry tubs of water, fish, and other heavy materials.
• Conduct day/night audio and visual wildlife surveys.
• Walk and jog over rough terrain for extended periods and be able to swim.
• Endure various extremes of outdoor weather conditions.
• Work extended hours weekends and stay overnight out of town.
• Handle wild animals in live and dead condition, including field dressing wild game.
• Communicate clearly and effectively in public speaking situations and be able to express oneself clearly and concisely in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Requirements:

Education:
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a fish / wildlife related field from an accredited college or university. You must attach a transcript. Your application will not be considered if you have not attached a transcript.

Experience: No previous experience is required.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of fish and wildlife management.
• Understand basic farming operations and equipment used and basic supervision principles.
• Skills in exercising good judgement in analyzing situations and making decisions.
• Collect, evaluate and present 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.
• Must be proficient in computer skills and various software applications, including knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets and GIS application.
• Must be able to effectively write for both scientific reports and popular articles.

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.



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