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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES TECHNICIAN A-C in Pineville, Louisiana

WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES TECHNICIAN A-C

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WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES TECHNICIAN A-C

Salary

$2,267.00 - $4,080.00 Monthly

Location

Pineville, LA

Job Type

Classified

Job Number

514-192854-24

Department

Wildlife & Fisheries-Fisheries

Division

Fisheries Management

Opening Date

04/03/2024

Closing Date

4/17/2024 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

VACANCY INFORMATION:

This position may be filled as a:

  • Probational Appointment

  • Promotion (open to all statewide classified and agency wide permanent status employees)

    Current permanent status classified state employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment if selected.

    This position is located in Pineville, Louisiana

Supplemental Information

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is responsible for managing and protecting the state’s renewable natural resources, including all wildlife and aquatic life.

LDWF supports a strong work ethic in its employees and incorporates the use of good science, accurate information and technology. The Office of Fisheries exists to ensure that aquatic resources are sustainable for present and future generations of Louisiana citizens by providing access and scientific management.

This technical position functions to support and perform freshwater fish sampling, monitoring of freshwater aquatic habitat and limited aquatic plant control duties across a large geographical region of northeast Louisiana.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Fish identification skills

  • Survey skills

  • Good observational and analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to operate motor vehicles

  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides support as part of a regional fisheries management team with activities such as conducting various fish sampling methods using multiple gear-types as well as collecting biological fisheries and aquatic data in public waterbodies for research purposes

  • Operates boats, motor vehicles, computers and sampling equipment

  • Maintains and calibrates equipment

  • May participate in various aquatic plant control programs. Includes obtaining appropriate certifications for applying EPA approved herbicides and working with biological controls

  • Operates and maintains boats, winches, trailers, nets, scientific equipment, navigational equipment, tractors, lawnmowers, motor vehicles, and power tools

  • Performs general maintenance of buildings and grounds

  • Assists in major facility renovations, including general carpentry

    The Wildlife and Fisheries Technician position participates in a Career Progression Group (CPG) and is advertised to be filled as a Wildlife and Fisheries Technician A, B, or C. The level at which the vacancy is filled will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate selected. Please click on the below links to learn more about this position.

    Wildlife and Fisheries Technician A (https://apps01.civilservice.louisiana.gov/asp/onestopjobinfo/DisplayJobSpec.aspx?JobCode=175770)

    Wildlife and Fisheries Technician B

    Wildlife and Fisheries Technician C (https://apps01.civilservice.louisiana.gov/asp/onestopjobinfo/DisplayJobSpec.aspx?JobCode=175790)

HOW TO APPLY:

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Contact Information:

Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

Human Resources

P.O. Box 98000

Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Pascha Turner

pturner@wlf.la.gov

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports the recruitment, hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment resources for individuals with disabilities, see the Louisiana Employment Resources Guide athttp://www.laworks.net/Downloads/LRS/EmploymentResourceGuide_2018.pdf(Download PDF reader)(Download PDF reader) (https://get.adobe.com/reader/)

Wildlife & Fisheries is an Equal Opportunity Employer

A criminal background check will be required of all selected applicants.

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.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

No experience or training is required.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To assist in various natural resource management, research, and wildlife/fisheries activities.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Entry.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Close from a higher-level Wildlife and Fisheries Technician, Biologist, or higher-level Wildlife and Fisheries official.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from Wildlife and Fisheries Technician B by the absence of experienced level wildlife and/or fisheries duties.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Assists biologists and technicians of a higher level in various natural resource management or research activities, including use, maintenance and calibration of scientific and technical equipment.

Assists in habitat enhancement and management.

Helps maintain buildings, public ramps, grounds, roads, vehicles, boundary markers, equipment, lake management structures and other equipment.

Operates high-pressure spray pumps, outboard motors, air boats, mud boats, vehicles, tractors, and other Department equipment.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at https://info.groupbenefits.org/

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found athttps://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/Parental-Leave/Default.aspx

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org). LASERS has provided this video (https://lasersonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Your_Retirement_System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org),

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others

Agency

State of Louisiana

Address

For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802

Phone

(866) 783-5462

Website

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/default.cfm

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