Wildlife Biologist III
Workplace Alaska - Kodiak, AK

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The Department of

Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Region II

is recruiting for a

Wildlife Biologist III

position stationed in Kodiak. This position will serve as the area wildlife management biologist in Game Management Unit 8

The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

planning, implementing, evaluating, and reporting research and management activities including brown bears, mountain goat, deer, elk, caribou, and furbearers.

making recommendations about hunting and trapping regulations, policies and area closures.

coordinating wildlife management activities with other state, Native and federal government agencies.

providing hunting, viewing and nuisance animal information to the public.

writing technical reports.

providing support and technical expertise on animal habitat, populations, and their management in the region.

enforcing fish and wildlife regulations and statutes.

responding to and investigating nuisance and dangerous bear/human encounters and to wildlife hunting violations

The successful candidate will possess some or all of the following desired strengths

(All of these strengths must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile or you will not receive an interview. If you do not have experience with one or more of the strengths listed below, simply state so in your cover letter.):

Experience with designing, planning, and implementing sound and practical wildlife management programs especially large mammal populations

Experience with monitoring and evaluating large mammal populations, including logistical planning and field work

Experience with capturing, immobilizing and performing physical examinations of various large mammal species

Experience with writing technical reports

Experience with planning, designing, and conducting research on large mammal populations

Experience with collecting data via aerial and ground surveys and preparing data summaries based on the information collected

Experience with managing multiple budgets and completing project summaries and reports

Experience coordinating with staff from other state, Native and federal agencies to resolve complex or controversial wildlife management problems

Experience with supervising one or more technical or professional employees

Experience with answering public inquires on complex issues or regulations through oral or written communication (i.e., explaining trapping/hunting regulations, processes for obtaining a hunting permit, public access, etc.), in routine and confrontational situations

Experience working with print, radio, and television media inquiries

Experience preparing informational materials.

Participating in informational or educational presentations for Board of Game, advisory committees and at public meetings

Demonstrated experience handling firearms in dangerous situations

Experience working and living in remote rural communities.

Proven ability to balance making independent decisions while closely coordinating with supervisors

View Class Specifications for this job:
Special Note:
“Upper division courses” means courses that are specialized, in-depth and advanced. Such courses emphasize problem-solving, analytical thinking skills, and theoretical applications, with depth and rigor in a discipline’s theories and methods; specialization in a particular field or profession; refinement of general education; and/or development of specific intellectual and professional skills. Upper division courses are commonly identified in college catalogs as 300 level and higher.

Some positions may require training in specialized areas such as hydroacoustics, microscopic analysis, underwater research, or fish habitat restoration or enhancement.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management;

AND

One year of full performance professional level biologist experience. The required professional biologist work experience is met by service as a Wildlife Biologist II, Fishery Biologist II, or Habitat Biologist II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

Substitution:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college that includes or is supplemented by the following credit hours will substitute for the degree in a specific field:

  • at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management (excluding courses that focus on agricultural husbandry techniques, human population dynamics, or the design and manipulation of landscapes), of which 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) are upper division courses; and
  • at least 12 semester hours (16 quarter hours) in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, geology, hydrology, or GIS.