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Fish Biologist

Recruitment #190502-UNCL-08




Must apply online.

Contact the Human Resource Office with questions:
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
1801 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105, (405) 521-4640.

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.


Position:  Fish Biologist

Division:  Fisheries

Location:  North Central Region – location of domicile must be approved by supervisor. 

Salary:  $38,334.00 / Yearly*
*Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Summary of Job Duties:
Under general supervision of the Regional Supervisor, participates in the development of both short and long range fish and 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 fish and wildlife management and research. Use scientific methods to gather data regarding fish / wildlife populations and / or habitat. Collect fish / wildlife samples, specimens, and data. Record and analyze scientific data and prepare and submit detailed reports. Supervise both full time and temporary employees. 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. May be required to travel the State extensively with significant overnight travel.

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.


Requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Aquatic Resource Management or closely related field from an accredited college or university.  You must attach a transcript.  Your application will not be considered if you have not attached a transcript

Experience:  No previous experience is required.  Experience with GIS applications is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills
• Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of fish and wildlife management.
• Understand basic farming operations and equipment used and basic supervision principles.
• 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.
• Must be proficient in computer skills and various software applications, including knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets and GIS application.
• Must be able to effectively write for both scientific reports and popular articles.

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  


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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