BIOLOGIST MANAGER

State of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA3.6

30+ days agoCommission
Supplemental Information No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

This position may be filled as either Probational or Promotional is open to all qualified applicants.

DOMICILE: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish

RESPONSIBILITIES: The position supervises program staff tasked with nongame, rare, threatened, and endangered species conservation and management. This position coordinates the implementation of the Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) and administers the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) Program. The WAP uses SWG funding to address strategies to conserve Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN), which are primarily non-game species at risk. The SWG program administers federal funds to complete projects identified as priorities in the WAP. This involves compiling and analyzing data, developing strategies, and planning management to conserve wildlife at risk. This position involves monitoring and managing project budgets, contractor performance, and federal programmatic requirements. The Incumbent must be familiar with federal legislation and anticipate how legislative changes may impact WAP implementation.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Ruth Rigg
HR Specialist
rrigg@wlf.la.gov
225-765-2830

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
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.

NOTE:
Examples of non-qualifying degrees are science education (of any discipline), geology, geography, nuclear science, and agribusiness.

NOTE:
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.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To develop and manage biological and environmental research/management activities.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Manager.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from a Biologist Program Manager or higher-level Biologist.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Direct line over Biologist Supervisor(s) or an equivalent unit of professional biologists.

LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
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.