Louisiana Department of State Civil Service BIOLOGIST ADMINISTRATOR in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$5,609.00 - $11,161.00 Monthly
$32.36 - $64.39 Hourly
$5,609.00 - $11,161.00 Monthly
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Wildlife & Fisheries-Fisheries
10/28/2016 11:59 PM Central
Vacancy Information: This position may be filled as either Probational/Permanent or Promotional and is open to all qualified applicants.
The position is domiciled in Baton Rouge, LA.
A criminal background check will be required of all selected applicants. If you are selected for an interview, you must submit to a criminal background check as a condition of employment.
Applications will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application or fails to apply by the closing date of the announcement. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application listing complete work experience and education.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application if possible. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your on-line application or may be sent via email, fax, mail or hand delivery using the contact information below. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
If you are applying for a position which requires a baccalaureate and/or master's degree you may apply 90 days prior to receipt of your degree however the effective date of the appointment cannot be prior to your graduation date. Please contact the HR representative listed below to ensure that your application is accepted as eligible.
Applicants are encouraged to click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application.
Responsibilities and/or Preferences: The Biologist Administrator administers all phases of natural resource research, assessment, development and enhancement for the Office of Fisheries. The incumbent directs activities in Fisheries Management, Fisheries Extension and Outreach Sections of the Office; is responsible for fisheries research, assessment, data management, public outreach, professional extension and artificial reef programs within the Office. Directs and reviews division research programs, technical services, stock enhancement activities, permits and extension services.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Wildlife & Fisheries is an Equal Opportunity Employer
A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, or forestry followed by ten years of professional experience in wildlife or fisheries research, management, education or conservation. Six years of the required experience must have been at either the supervisory level, or the Biologist DCL level or a combination of both.
Graduate training in qualifying fields may be substituted for up to one year of the required general experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
A non-thesis master's degree in qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required general experience.
A master's degree with completed thesis in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required general experience.
A Ph.D. in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required general experience.
Examples of non-qualifying degrees are science education (of any discipline), geology, geography, nuclear science, and agribusiness.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To administer and oversee all activities and programs of a division of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Administrative direction from an unclassified Assistant Secretary.
Broad over Biologist Directors, Biologist Program Managers, and a mix of professional Biologist staff.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Differs from Biologist Director by responsibility for management, fiscal, and policy administration for a division of the department.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Administers all phases of natural resource research, management, development, protection, and enhancement for the division.
Directs and reviews division programs, technical services, permits, and extension services.
Formulates and establishes guidelines and standards for research, management, development, and utilization of wildlife and fishery resources for the division.
Establishes procedures and methods to comply with state and federal laws and regulations.
Reviews for approval grant requests and proposals, staff recommendations on permit requests, and management plans and recommendations.
Writes and proofreads technical and non-technical articles, papers, news releases, and correspondence; proposes new state legislation; testifies at federal and state legislative hearings and committee meetings.
Meets and confers with other professionals, government officials, user groups, the general public, and other interested parties concerning departmental and program activities and interests.