Job descriptionSupplemental Information 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. This position is responsible for the implementation and instruction of hunter education, general conservation, outdoor skills, and shooting sports education programs in the assigned parishes. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Woodworth Education Center, which includes a shooting range, fishing ponds, classroom, bunkhouse, pavilion and other amenities. The incumbent recruits, trains, and coordinates a network of volunteer hunter education and shooting sports instructors to offer related public programs. The incumbent is responsible for functional supervision of two technicians and direct supervision of one student worker. Frequent night and weekend work is required. Unavoidable hazards include working with firearms of all types, sharp objects such as knives and occasional use of watercraft and all-terrain vehicles.
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 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.
Biologist 1 Biologist 2 Biologist 3 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. *Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.* Contact Information: Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Human Resources P.O. Box 98000 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 Wayne Albert [email protected] 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 VACANCY INFORMATION: This position may be filled as a:
- Probational Appointment
- Promotion (open to all statewide classified and agency wide permanent status employees)
For recruitment purposes, applicants who are within 90 days of graduating (September 2022) with a qualifying bachelor’s degree may be eligible for this position. However, the effective date of the appointment cannot be prior to your graduation date.
Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, forestry, natural resources, or conservation. 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 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.
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