Vacancy Information: This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled either as a Probationary Appointment or Promotional Appointment and is open to all qualified applicants. Current Permanent status employees may be required to accept Probational status.
This position is located in Baton Rouge, LA.
As part of a Career Progression Group (CPG), vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Biologist 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the select applicant. One (1) vacancy exists. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
A criminal background check will be required of all selected applicants. If you are selected for an interview, you must submit to a criminal background check as a condition of employment.
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.
The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your on-line application or may be sent via email, fax, mail or hand delivery using the contact information below. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
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. Please contact the HR representative listed below to ensure that your application is accepted as eligible.
Applicants are encouraged to click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application.
Responsibilities and/or Preferences: The incumbent will be responsible for communicating department biological programs and the Sport Fish Restoration program to individuals and groups through outreach & education during weekday and weekend recreational outdoor events, seminars, presentations and fishing workshops around the state.
The individual will also be responsible for organizing information for materials and displays. Additionally, the individual will assist in the development and evaluation of programs.
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 by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Minimum Qualification Review See History Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review
Referred to hiring manager for review
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.
Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Wildlife & Fisheries is an Equal Opportunity Employer
A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, or forestry.
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 Association of Schools and Colleges; 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.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To collect, compile, and analyze biological and environmental data.
LEVEL OF WORK:
General from a Biologist Manager or Biologist Supervisor.
May exercise functional over lower-level staff and/or direct over nonprofessional personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Differs from Biologist 2 by the degree of independence.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Conducts field research and investigations to obtain biological samples and data using a variety of professionally accepted techniques.
Evaluates samples by laboratory analysis or organism identification and description; evaluates research data, organizes data, writes reports, plots findings, performs limited statistical analysis, and illustrates relationships of one set of data to another.
Prepares management plans as a consultant to private landowners, breeders, or other groups.
Investigates facilities and records of applicants for permits and special licenses; makes recommendations concerning issuance or denial of licenses.
Presents wildlife management programs and demonstrations to various groups.
Purchases, operates, and maintains data collection and analysis equipment.
Participates as a team member in complex research projects or special investigations of environmental impact assessment and monitoring.
Conducts small, independent, short-term research projects under the general supervision of supervisory personnel.
Maintains frequent public contact regarding general departmental procedures and cooperates with private, state, and federal personnel in routine problem resolution.
Provides technical support for the senior biologist on one or several projects such as design or procedural problems and recommendations for solutions.
Communicates department's biological programs to individuals and groups through outreach and promotion in educational settings.
State Of Louisiana