Must apply online using Department application.
Contact the Human Resource Office with questions:
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation,
2145 NE 36th Street.,
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Full time employees must submit a Letter of Application to the Human Resource Office.
Please attach a transcript to your application; your application will not be considered without an attached transcript.
Applications will be reviewed and the best qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.
All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a background check and a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before appointment. Appointment to this position will be contingent upon a negative drug test result.
Must be a U. S. Citizen or Alien authorized to work in the United States.
A list of current openings can be found on the Department website at:
Position: Wildlife Biologist
Location: Waurika WMA, Cotton County, OK - location of domicile must be approved by supervisor
Summary of Job Duties:
Under the supervision of the Wildlife Regional Supervisor, participate in the development of both short and long range wildlife management and research projects. Is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the successful completion of assigned projects within predetermined guidelines. Must be familiar with the principles and procedures of wildlife management and research. Will use scientific methods to gather data regarding wildlife populations and/or habitat. Supervise both full time and temporary employees. Accurately observe, record, and analyze scientific data and prepare and submit detailed reports. Serve as advisor or Department representative in areas of special expertise. May have extensive contact with a variety of public and private individuals and groups. Will conduct audio and visual wildlife surveys, day and/or night. Plant food plots, mow, build/repair fences, road maintenance, and control or eliminate nuisance species. Administer a large agricultural lease program. Develop agricultural leases that maximize revenue, wildlife food and hunter benefits.
Must have the ability to:
Operate boats, motor vehicles, lawn mowers, tractors, and ATVs with various attachments.
Operate and use firearms, cutting torch, and welding equipment.
Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds for a distance of 100 yards.
Ability to push / pull a minimum of 50 pounds to hook up trailers, load boats, and various other equipment.
Walk and jog over rough terrain for extended periods of time.
Must be able to swim.
Work alone in remote areas.
Endure various extremes of outdoor weather conditions.
Work extended hours, weekends, and stay overnight out of town.
Handle wild animals in live and dead condition, including field dressing wild game.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work independently, and be professional and courteous with the public and other agencies.
Communicate clearly and effectively in public speaking situations and be able to express oneself clearly and concisely in writing.
Operate and use small and hand held equipment and supplies.
Use personal computer and various office equipment.
Operate and use field traps, survey gear, and lab equipment.
Conduct day / night audio and visual surveys.
Education: Requires a Bachelor's Degree or higher in a fish/wildlife related field from an accredited college or university. Must attach transcript to application.
Experience: Previous experience is not required. Experience with GIS applications is preferred.
Knowledge and Skills (required):
Principles, practices, and techniques of wildlife management and knowledge of basic supervision principles.
Understanding of basic farming operations and equipment use.
Skills in exercising good judgement in analyzing situations, and making decisions.
Collect, evaluate, and present information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Must be able to work well with others. Must work professionally and courteously with the public and other agencies.
Be proficient in use of computers and various software applications.
Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript or documents to their application submission.
No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.
Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.
State Of Oklahoma