$29,396 – $54,382 a year
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Driver’s License (Preferred)
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Wildlife/Game Management/Clay, Kanawha, and Roane County Under the direction of the District Wildlife Biologist, the Wildlife Manager will be responsible for wildlife and habitat management activities on the Wallback, Stumptown, and Woodrum Lake Wildlife Management Areas (WMA).
Duties of the Wildlife Manager include, but are not limited to, the following: develop and implement wildlife management plans for all assigned areas; enforcement of laws, rules and regulations on assigned areas as a Special Natural Resources Police Officer; maintain headquarters/storage building, shooting ranges and other public use facilities on the assigned areas; coordination with mineral exploration companies on assigned areas as needed; provide technical habitat management assistance to landowners; design and implement timber sales on assigned WMAs; operate, maintain and inventory equipment; supervise seasonal labor; complete various reports and management plans; conduct public relations related to areas of assignment.
Additional responsibilities include the following: assist with wildlife surveys and research projects that include, but are not limited to, the use of radio telemetry and capture equipment and immobilizing drugs; investigate nuisance and diseased wildlife complaints and provide wildlife damage control or technical assistance in removing or controlling the offending animals. The employee must be able to operate farm equipment, vehicles, gooseneck trailers, chainsaws and other tools as required; possess good communication skills in both writing and public speaking; possess a working knowledge of forest game management and silvicultural techniques.
The employee will be required to attend agency and professional meetings, in service training and other activities that may require overnight travel. The employee must hold a valid driver’s license, be familiar with firearms and trapping equipment, and have the ability to drive a standard shift, 4-wheel drive vehicle. Work is often performed outside, in varying weather conditions, over difficult terrain and/or state waters.
Preference will be given to applicants with a B.S. degree in wildlife management, wildlife biology, or natural resources management; experience with forest management, prescribed fire, food plot management, and early successional habitat management; experience working with and handling game species (i.e., conducting necropsies, field research); and experience with farm equipment operation and maintenance through temporary, seasonal, full-time work or other background experience. Performs other duties as assigned.
Training: Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in fish or wildlife management and biology, natural resources management, fish culture, agriculture, biological sciences, environmental sciences, conservation biology, animal science or related field. OR Substitution: Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in fish or wildlife management and biology, natural resources management, fish culture, agriculture, biological sciences, environmental sciences, conservation biology, animal science or related field. AND Four (4) years of full time or equivalent part-time paid experience in the field of wildlife management, fishery management or related fields.
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. Must reside at the facility, if quarters are provided.
Promotional Only Training: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience: Eight (8) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in fish or wildlife management, fish culture or agriculture. Four (4) years of the eight (8) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience must be directly associated with activities related to all aspects of fish and wildlife management on a state-owned
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $29,396.00 – $54,382.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- 10 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- On call
- Weekend availability
We follow the CDC Guidelines
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
- Driver’s License (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Application response rate: 51%
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