PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Division of Wildlife this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in wildlife management, research and conservation.
Works under the limited supervision of an Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist or other employee of higher grade.
May lead Wildlife Biologists 1, Environmental Protection Resource Technicians and contract or volunteer labor engaged in wildlife management, research or conservation work.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs complex related duties in the planning and directing of wildlife management projects; conducts studies and prepares reports on wildlife projects; oversees the rearing, procurement and distribution of wildlife species; plans and oversees the management of cooperative wildlife programs with sportsmen's clubs, utilities companies, shooting preserves and field dog training areas; keeps records relating to the work and prepares reports as required; assists in the development or amendment of laws and regulations; designs wildlife research investigations and collects, analyzes and interprets technical data and implements projects; may administer nuisance wildlife control program; may oversee wildlife permit systems; inventories species; may represent the division at technical meetings with other organizations and the public; may develop public education programs; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of habits and ecology of wildlife species; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of wildlife management and conservation, including habitat management, development and manipulation of land resources, and planning/directing research projects; knowledge of wildlife management programs; knowledge of upland wildlife propagation including incubation and disease; interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills; ability to prepare reports and surveys; ability to apply sound statistical procedures; ability to interpret wildlife laws and regulations; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in wildlife management.
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
1. 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.
2. A Master's degree in wildlife management as defined may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
3. Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment or transfer to any area of the State.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination will be required.
Incumbents in this class may be subject to some danger of injury or personal harm from environmental and working conditions and to some discomfort from year round weather conditions.
1. The classification of Environmental Protection Wildlife Biologist 2 is assigned to Salary Group ES 25a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 26.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Wildlife Biologist 2 in Salary Group EE 25 approved December 2, 2011. (2013 SCOPE Review)