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Fisheries Management Biologist

Reference 2011-095  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Missouri - America North
Salary Additional Information Salary Range: $35724 - $62952
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 16/08/2011
Company Name Missouri Department of Conservation
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Plans and implements watershed based projects in selected Conservation Opportunity Areas. Leads or assists with projects involving the recovery of species of conservation concern. Private land responsibilities include working with Department Private Land Services Division personnel in providing technical advice and assistance to private landowners on matters related to small impoundment and stream corridor management. Prescribes, implements and evaluates biotechnical streambank stabilization practices. Works closely with other natural resource agencies, non-government organizations and citizens to implement projects in selected watersheds, Conservation Opportunity Areas or within other landscapes. Plans, conducts, and supervises public stream and impoundment surveys and habitat enhancement projects. Collects, compiles, summarizes, analyzes and interprets fish population, habitat and angler survey data and provides recommendations to maintain or enhance fishery resource quality, including annual regulation proposals and fish stocking requests. Works with other Department staff to manage sportfish populations in streams, large reservoirs and small impoundments. Under the direction of the Fisheries Regional Supervisor, prepares management plans, fishery status reports, operational project plans, special project reports for public streams, annual fishing prospects, news releases, responses to public information requests and other written communications as required. Assists in budget preparation and is responsible for implementation of an annual operational work plan. Gives oral presentations at educational workshops and various public meetings and events. Performs other duties as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Fisheries Management, Biological Sciences or closely related subjects and two (2) years of related professional experience or a Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years of related professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Core Competencies and Special Ability Requirements

Ability to:
Accept all responsibilities of the job and assigned tasks.
Use provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work and programs.
Keep focused on understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of customers.
Administer financial resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the Department’s mission.
Accept constructive criticism and supervisory oversight on projects that are multi-divisional and involve many stakeholders.
Accept change and new information and cope with job pressure and stress.
Identify internal and external politics that impact the work of the Department.
Define a problem, analyze relevant information, develop solutions and solve problems.
Maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent even under adversity.
Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships.
Demonstrate technical proficiency in areas of responsibility.
Create and sustain an atmosphere in which timely, quality information flows between self and others and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner whether one-on-one or within or before groups.
Take a long-term view of the Department’s or Unit’s direction and articulate a vision which integrates key program goals, priorities, values and other factors.
Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.
Use ArcView GIS software.
Travel and stay overnight periodically.
Demonstrate technical proficiency in areas of responsibility, and agree to obtain appropriate technical training where needed.
Operate a motor vehicle and obtain a valid Driver License by the date of employment.
Adapt to a variety of job situations involving long hours, hazardous conditions and difficult circumstances.
Traverse rough terrain.
Work outdoors in extreme hot or cold conditions.
Operate boats, outboard motors, motor vehicles, and power tools and equipment.
Work weekends, holidays and irregular hours as needed.

Exemption Status/Special Notes

This position has been determined to be exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees must agree to accept compensatory time off in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department’s Compensatory Time Off and Overtime policy.

Smoking is prohibited in all owned, rented or leased Department of Conservation offices, buildings, and similar facilities, in Department aircraft, and in vehicles.

The Department of Conservation will hire only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.

Candidates seeking initial employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.

All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.

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