A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, or forestry followed by six years of professional experience in wildlife or fisheries research, management, education or conservation; forestry; or in environmental science.
- Graduate training in qualifying fields may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
- A non-thesis master's degree in qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
- A master's degree with completed thesis in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
- A Ph.D. in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Examples of non-qualifying degrees are science education (of any discipline), geology, geography, nuclear science, and agribusiness.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To develop and manage biological and environmental research/management activities.
General from a Biologist Program Manager or higher-level Biologist.
Direct line over Biologist Supervisor(s) or an equivalent unit of professional biologists.
- Differs from Biologist Supervisor by the responsibility for supervision of Biologist Supervisor(s) or an equivalent professional biologist staff.
- Differs from Biologist Program Manager by absence of responsibility for supervising a subordinate Biologist Manager or equivalent mix of supervisory staff.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
- Responsible for personnel management, including recommendations for hiring, promotions, annual merit increases, performance reviews, and approval of leave requests.
- Makes recommendations to the division administrator and the Secretary for management and regulation of game or non-game wildlife or inland or marine fishes.
- Develops, approves, or establishes research projects for game or non-game wildlife or inland or marine fishes.
- Analyses highly technical biological data and prepares or edits technical and popular papers for publication.
- Participates on scientific committees or taskforces at the state or national level.
- Coordinates department public outreach programs, such as conducting field trips to school and civic groups and providing information upon request on game or non-game wildlife or inland or marine fishes.
- Responsible for developing species management plans.