Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Wildlife Biologist 1 (35 Hour)

Hybrid

Recruitment #220810-9345EE-001

Introduction



Are you an experienced leader with a passion for the state and its environment? 
If so, we invite you to discover this unique position! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), Wildlife Division is currently seeking an Environmental Protection Wildlife Biologist 1 to join our team in Burlington, CT. 

Our Mission: 

CT DEEP is charged with conserving, protecting, and improving the natural resources and the environment as well as making clean, reliable, and affordable energy available for the people and the businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in supporting economic development and job creation in CT as well as fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state. 

The Bureau of Natural Resources is charged with managing the state's natural resources (particularly fish, wildlife, and forests) through a program of regulation, management, research, and public education. 

Position Highlights: 

This position will be assigned to the Wildlife Division's Furbearer Program. 

The Furbearer Program is actively involved in conservation and management of bobcats, bears, coyotes, foxes, beavers, mink, otters, and other furbearer species. 

This position is full-time, 35 hour per week, normally working Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. The position may include opportunities for a hybrid schedule that includes telework. 


What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
Learn more about how you can make an impact with DEEP
             

Selection Plan

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meets the requirements of the position. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Division of Wildlife this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in wildlife management, research, and conservation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans and estimates the amount and kind of labor needed on wildlife projects; determines the type and size of equipment to be used on wildlife projects; selects the amount and kind of material required for maintenance of wildlife projects; keeps progress reports and records; prepares reports at completion of wildlife projects; collects data on and makes estimates of wildlife populations to determine changes; investigates the desirability of areas for acquisition including the amounts and kinds of wildlife cover; determines the variation of undergrowth and ground cover in order to evaluate wildlife use; draws up boundary and contour maps; prepares base maps from aerial photographs and field work; locates areas suitable for development as particular wildlife habitat; performs laboratory analysis of various samples; attends and may speak to interested groups; surveys and charts land as to types of vegetation and wildlife; provides technical assistance to landowners; computerizes and analyzes data and generates information for programs to determine health and productivity of wildlife populations; develops informational brochures on wildlife species for public distribution; attends conferences and seminars on wildlife topics; makes suggestions regarding legislation and regulations which will benefit programs and operations of the department; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of habits and ecology of wildlife species; knowledge of principles and practices of wildlife management including habitat management, development and manipulation of land resources; some knowledge of soil requirements of wildlife food crops; some knowledge of methods and procedures for identifying and controlling nuisance wildlife; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to conduct wildlife and vegetative surveys and to apply the statistical procedures necessary for sound conclusions; ability to identify plants and plant associations which serve as wildlife food or cover; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience in black bear management, furbearer management, wildlife population assessments, disease monitoring, harvest monitoring, and Best Management Practices; 
  • Experience with firearms and capturing and chemically immobilizing carnivores with cage traps, cable restraints, dart guns, and syringe poles; 
  • Experience performing media interviews and public speaking; 
  • Experience dealing with human-wildlife conflict resolution, specifically as related to carnivores; 
  • Experience designing and conducting wildlife research projects and applying the statistical procedures to draw conclusions derived from data; 
  • Experience leading field staff, with budget management, and project administration; 
  • Experience with policy processes including the development and review of statutes and regulations; 
  • Experience working with stakeholders, trappers, hunters, farmers, and municipalities. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.