PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, this class is accountable for overseeing major, complex and/or specialized natural resources programs, grants and/or projects as well as acting as a technical advisor to field/staff.
Works under the limited supervision of an Environmental Protection Bureau Chief, Environmental Protection Division Director or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise and/or lead lower level professional, technical and/or clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Serves as bureau’s Federal Aid coordinator in program area; administers federal, state and private grants; prepares fishery and wildlife management plans and projects; provides direction for Cooperative Forest Management Program; monitors field work to document, evaluate and ensure adherence to scientific and technical criteria set forth in grant agreements; submits recommendations for developing rules and regulations governing fisheries, forestry and wildlife programs; develops or assists in development of fisheries, forestry and wildlife program policy; coordinates fisheries, forestry and wildlife programs with federal or state agencies and private organizations; assists with bureau’s annual budget development and oversight; may act as consultant to private landowners in matters concerning management of natural resources; may inspect land management projects to determine effects on wildlife; may conduct and analyze socioeconomic research and analyze socioeconomic data to inform on status of fisheries, forestry and wildlife resources; may serve as bureau’s technical lead for multi-jurisdictional fisheries, forestry and wildlife commissions or similar entities that require technical support; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of fisheries and wildlife biology and management; considerable knowledge of fish and wildlife habitat and environmental factors affecting fish and wildlife populations; knowledge of principles and practices of silviculture, considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to prepare and administer grants; ability to evaluate natural resources program effectiveness; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of technical experience in fisheries, forestry or wildlife management.
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT is defined as work requiring a knowledge of scientific fields such as ichthyology, fishery biology, fish population dynamics, ecology, limnology, fish taxonomy, fishery statistics, aquatic entomolgy and aquatic psychology.
FOREST MANAGEMENT is defined as work requiring a knowledge of scientific fields such as dendrology, silvics and silviculture, engineering, forest economics, forest influences and forest pathology, urban forestry, entromology and application of their principles to productions of goods and services.
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT is defined as work requiring knowledge of scientific fields such as wildlife biology, zoology, entomology, ornithology, mammalogy, dendrology, wildlife ecology, wildlife taxonomy and statistics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in biology, fisheries management, forestry or wildlife management or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in biology, fisheries management, forestry or wildlife management or a related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. The classification of Environmental Protection Program Specialist 1 is assigned to Salary Group ES 27a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 28.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Program Specialist 1 (Fisheries) (Forestry) (Operations Management) (Recreation) (Safety and Health Management) (Wildlife Management) in Salary Group ES 27a approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to consolidate (Fisheries 3429), (Forestry 3432) and (Wildlife Management 0324) and inactivate Safety and Health Management 0695)