State Of West Virginia Charleston , WV 25309
Continuous Recruitment, Statewide: The DOP anticipates several vacancies in the near future for this classification.
This recruitment is not for a specific vacancy but to generate a pool of interested applicants. This classification has positions in every area of the state and works exclusively for the Division of Natural Resources. Make sure you mark in your county selection any county you would be willing to work in or commute to so you can be placed on the proper register.
Nature of Work: Under general supervision, performs technical activities at the full-performance level at wildlife resources facilities, such as a fish hatchery, the Wildlife Center or a wildlife management area.
These positions will conduct tasks, such as maintaining buildings, grounds and equipment; and technical task such as rearing and distributing fish and wildlife; monitoring fish and wildlife populations; conducting tasks related to land and habitat surveying and classification; or surveying clients. Performs work without immediate guidance, but under the general supervision of a hatchery manager, wildlife biologist or other professional staff. Works on a team performing specific activities at the primary area of assignment.
Interacts with the public to provide information on wildlife resources section projects and programs. Work can be physically demanding and performed in varying climatic conditions. Performs 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.
Click The APPLY Link Above To Apply Online. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 (8:30am-4:30pm) for special instructions.
IMPORTANT: 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. NOTE: Jobs on your application that do not have a salary amount will be considered volunteer and will NOT be counted as qualifying. Estimate salary if necessary.
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 1 year. You will only be eligible for vacancies in counties you select. After 1 year 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.
Job Interest Card: You may complete an online Job Interest Card at our main jobs page to receive an email notice anytime jobs not currently available for application are posted. Note: ONLY recruitments not currently open will appear on Job Interest Card notifications so please check the current listings thoroughly to avoid missing an opportunity.
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.
Training: Associate of Science degree from an accredited college or university in fish or wildlife management, natural resources management, fish culture, agriculture or related field.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Four years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in fish or wildlife management, fish culture or agriculture.
NOTICE: 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 OFFICIAL 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 mail to: Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.
Special Requirement: A valid West Virginia 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. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Examples of Work:
Performs technical tasks related to grounds and building maintenance, such as cutting grass and brush, minor carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing and masonry work in maintaining facilities.
Operates a variety of equipment necessary to maintain a wildlife management area, hatchery facility or a wildlife management program.
Performs 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.
Monitors animals in cages, feeds them on schedule and cleans cages as required.
Supports with surveys of fish and wildlife populations.
Records information in a clear and concise manner.
Supports 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.
Interacts 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 skills 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 limited supervision.