PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Division of Wildlife this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in wildlife management, research and conservation.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is restricted for use as a unit or section leader responsible for the regular supervision of at least three (3) Wildlife Biologists and/or Environmental Analysts as well as other technical and clerical staff.
Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.
Supervises Wildlife Biologists, Environmental Analysts, contract, volunteer or temporary personnel and lower level technical and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff, provides staff training and assistance;
- Conducts performance evaluations;
- Determines priorities and plans unit work;
- Establishes and maintains procedures;
- Develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards;
- Acts as liaison with other operating units, divisions, agencies and outside regarding policies and procedures;
- Prepares reports and correspondence;
- Prepares plans for wildlife management projects;
- Reviews and/or coordinates establishment of wildlife management areas;
- Conducts biological research for management and/or conservation of wildlife species;
- Conducts studies to evaluate results of wildlife management projects;
- Inspects land management projects to determine effects on wildlife;
- Makes recommendations for improvement of wildlife conditions addresses interested groups on wildlife matters;
- May act as Supervisor of Wildlife Management;
- May plan wildlife reintroduction activities;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- relevant agency policies and procedures;
- relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
- habits and ecology of wildlife;
- principles and practices of wildlife management including habitat management and population;
- Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in conducting biological research studies;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- identify plants which serve as wildlife food and cover;
- utilize computer software;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in wildlife management.
NOTE: Wildlife management is defined as work requiring a knowledge of scientific fields such as wildlife, biology, zoology, wildlife population dynamics, wildlife ecology, plant ecology, vertebrate zoology, ornithology, mammalogy, animal and plant taxonomy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- College training in wildlife management as defined 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.
- A Master's degree in wildlife management as defined may be substituted for an additional one (1) year of the General Experience.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
- Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
- A physical examination will be required.
Incumbents in this class may be subject to some danger of injury of personal harm from environmental and working conditions and to a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
- The classification of Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist is assigned to Salary Group LS 27a.
- Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group LS 28.
- The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan IE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist in Salary Group IE 27 approved effective July 01, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-199