The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is responsible for managing and protecting the state's renewable natural resources, including all wildlife and aquatic life.
LDWF supports a strong work ethic in its employees and incorporates the use of good science, accurate information and technology. The Office of Wildlife consists of two divisions, the Wildlife Division and the Coastal and Nongame Resources Division.
The candidate selected for this position will work directly under the Waterfowl Program Manager to: 1) oversee, participate in, and modernize aerial waterfowl surveys, 2) analyze and maintain GIS and other waterfowl and wetland management data bases, and 3) assist with waterfowl banding, wetland management, and other population and habitat monitoring activities. In addition, they will help develop and communicate annual waterfowl hunting season regulations and perform other Waterfowl Section duties as required.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS: Four years of professional experience working with any of the following: wildlife population surveys, wildlife habitat development, management of research projects and/or regulations development.
Knowledge of research and statistical methods
Good observational and analytical skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a team environment
Ability to communicate orally and in writing
HOW TO APPLY:
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports the recruitment, hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment resources for individuals with disabilities, see the Louisiana Employment Resources Guide at http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/LRS/EmploymentResourceGuide_2018.pdf (Download PDF reader)
Wildlife & Fisheries is an Equal Opportunity Employer
VACANCY INFORMATION:This position may be filled as a:
Promotion (open to all statewide classified and agency wide permanent status employees)
Current permanent status classified state employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment if selected.
This position is located in Baton Rouge, LA.
A criminal background check will be required of all selected applicants.
Applications will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application or fails to apply by the closing date of the announcement.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application listing complete work experience and education.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application if possible.
If you are applying for a position which requires a baccalaureate and/or master's degree you may apply 90 days prior to receipt of your degree, however, the effective date of the appointment cannot be prior to your graduation date.
A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, forestry, natural resources, or conservation followed by four years of professional experience in wildlife or fisheries research, management 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 Commission of Higher Education; 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.