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$25,147 – $46,521 a year

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Nature of Work

Nature of Work: Under general supervision, these positions perform technical activities at the full-performance level at wildlife resources facilities, such as a fish hatchery, the wildlife education facilities or a wildlife management area. These positions will conduct tasks, such as maintaining buildings, grounds and equipment; and technical tasks such as rearing and distributing fish and wildlife; monitoring fish and wildlife populations; conducting tasks related to land and habitat surveying and classification; and surveying clients. Perform work without immediate guidance, but under the general supervision of a hatchery manager, wildlife biologist or other professional staff. These positions work on a team performing specific activities at the primary work location. Interact with the public to provide information regarding wildlife resources projects and programs. Work can be physically demanding and performed in varying climatic conditions. Perform related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

These positions are distinguished from the Fish and Wildlife Technician 1 as these positions provide technical assistance in the operations at a wildlife management area, fish hatchery and other wildlife resources facilities. These positions may serve as a lead worker.

Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application; therefore, make sure your application is detailed and complete. You may attach a resume and other documents; however, you should NEVER enter “See Resume” on the application. You MUST complete ALL parts of the application, including the Work Experience section.

Eligibility Length: This posting is for a Continuous recruitment because of an expected need for applicants. Applicants will be placed on a database of eligible applicants for 6 months. You will only be eligible for vacancies in counties you select. After 6 months applicants who remain interested in this job title MUST re-apply to be considered. The Division of Personnel cannot say with any certainty the location or number of future vacancies, only that the agency has expressed an anticipated hiring need. If an applicant wishes more specific information about future hiring plans please contact the hiring agency directly.

As a condition of employment, an inquiry into job-related information will be completed which may include, but not limited to, criminal records, abuse registry records, driving records, employment history, and education and training. Failing to cooperate with this process, providing false and incomplete information, or discovery of disqualifying information will result in denial of or dismissal from employment or denial of transfer irrespective of when discovered.

If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you
MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your
education transcript, license or training record.
YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or via email to: applicantservices@wv.gov, FAX:
304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.

Examples of Work
  • Perform technical tasks related to grounds and building maintenance, such as cutting grass and brush, minor carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing and masonry work.
  • Operate a variety of equipment necessary to maintain a wildlife management area, hatchery facility or a wildlife management program.
  • Perform technical tasks related to the rearing and stocking of hatchery-reared fish, such as spawning and feeding of fish; monitoring fish conditions and growth, as well as, water quality in rearing facilities; collecting broodfish and harvesting and transporting fish to stockable waters.
  • Monitor animals in cages, feeds them on schedule and clean cages as required.
  • Provides support with surveys of fish and wildlife populations. Record information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Provides support with habitat management tasks, such as acid neutralization or streams and lakes, placement of habitat structure in water bodies, the mowing and cutting of vegetation and surveying and classifying habitat and land boundaries.
  • Interact with the public to provide information of wildlife resources section projects and programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of fish culture and animal husbandry techniques and management.
  • Knowledge of basic natural management techniques related to habitat management.
  • Knowledge of fish and wildlife species and their habitat requirements.
  • Knowledge of basic grounds and building maintenance trades.
  • Knowledge of basic safety regulations and precautionary measures.
  • Knowledge of computer applications and natural resources related software.
  • Skill in the operation of hand tools and equipment.
  • Ability to operate and perform minor maintenance on equipment, such as farm tractors and implements, chain saws, four-wheel drive vehicles, dump trucks, trailers, lawn mowers, generators, small power tools and outboard motorboats, etc.
  • Ability to perform arduous manual tasks for long hours under varying climatic conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions with general supervision.
Minimum Qualifications

Training: Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university in fish or wildlife management, natural resources management, fish culture, agriculture or related field.
Substitution: High school diploma or the equivalent.
Experience: Four (4) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in fish or wildlife management, fish culture or agriculture.

Special Requirement: A valid driver’s license is required. May be required to obtain a
commercial driver’s license. May be required to successfully complete special natural resource police officer training and pistol qualification requirements as established by the Division of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Section.

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