LE97 - Natural Resource Technician IV
General Nature of Work:
Oversees the implementation of wildlife habitat development and management plans at operationally complex wildlife and fisheries facilities or management areas.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Incumbents in this class direct the operational aspects of a major research project, wildlife management area or fisheries project under the limited supervision of a project biologist.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Supervises subordinate wildlife technicians, aides and laborers in conducting sampling procedures, census activities, surveys and specimen collection and in the utilization of technical procedures for wildlife and fish management.
Supervises the implementation of wildlife habitat development and management for a large management area or fisheries facility.
Assigns personnel to work during managed hunts or in public fishing areas; provides information to sportsmen or other area users.
Inspects roads, trails, buildings, facilities and development sites in wildlife and fisheries project areas to determine the need for repairs; accomplishes repairs by assigning work, monitoring progress and inspecting completed work.
Directs the maintenance and operation of a hatchery, research facility or management complex.
Ensures that accurate records are maintained on all activities associated with wildlife management and research projects.
Prepares and delivers presentations to conservation organizations and other interested groups.
Supervises the collection, verification and analysis of field research and survey data and develops special equipment for research projects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of principles and techniques related to fish and wildlife habitat development, population surveys, propagation and rearing and to capture, transport, marking and rehabilitation.
Knowledge of laws and regulations related to wildlife and fisheries management.
Knowledge of techniques for the construction and maintenance of facilities, dikes, roads and special project structures.
Ability to perform physical tasks of moderate difficulty in varying climactic conditions and during irregular hours.
Ability to plan, schedule and direct the work of subordinates.
Ability to prepare and deliver presentations.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
An associate degree in a related technical area and experience as a Natural Resource Technician in wildlife/fisheries management.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
An associate degree in a related technical area and experience as a Natural Resource Technician in wildlife/fisheries management. Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.