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 Fisheries exists to ensure that aquatic resources are sustainable for present and future generations of Louisiana citizens by providing access and scientific management.
This position is responsible for processing documents relevant to the Program Development section of LDWF. The position will also setup commercial fishery task force meetings and agendas, ensure meetings are compliant with Robert's Rules of Orders and Louisiana Open meeting laws, run web recordings and take meeting minutes, plan, and book task force travel, assist in the drafting of task force related correspondence and ensure task force members are compliant with the LA Ethics board.
Knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order
Knowledge of Louisiana Open meeting laws
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
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsible for editing/maintaining the Brainshark videos that are a key component in the crab and oyster professionalism programs.
Act as final reviewer for most Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program applications.
Collects biological and environmental data
Enters and reviews data collected from field projects
Compiles and analyzes data, and prepares reports of results
Maintains and calibrates equipment
Responds to telephone inquiries from the public and news media
Sends and receives email correspondence
Represents the department to a variety of job-related contacts and agencies
Presents resource management information to commercial, recreational, professional, and conservation groups, schools, and local officials
Identifies equipment and supply needs, and may be required to purchase supplies, repairs, and/or equipment.
Inspects facilities and records of permit applicants, and recommends permit issuance or denial.
The Biologist position participates in a Career Progression Group (CPG) and is advertised to be filled as a Biologist 1, 2 or 3. The level at which the vacancy is filled will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate selected. Please click on the below links to learn more about this position.
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) (Download PDF reader)
Wildlife & Fisheries is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
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.