Wildlife Damage Control Specialist
|Department||Department of Agriculture and Food and Forestry|
|Date Opened||11/7/2017 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||11/21/2017 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$26,502 to $30,240.00 Annual Salary|
|Full or Part Time||
Location: Murray County
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities related to conducting and coordinating wildlife damage management operations and providing technical assistance in the control of various types of wildlife species within an assigned geographical area to reduce or eliminate damages from overpopulation or the natural habits of wildlife within the area. Some positions may be assigned responsibilities for conducting special operations on a statewide basis involving aerial hunting activities, evaluation and control of critical wildlife damage problems and other activities. This includes positions which are responsible for conducting statewide aerial hunting operations from fixed-wing aircraft and similar special operations.
This job family consists of three levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assigned duties and responsibilities, the expertise required to complete assigned work, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing a full range of duties at the full performance level in conducting wildlife damage management operations within an assigned area consisting of one to five counties. This will include independent responsibility for completion of all required activities to reduce damage to agricultural, natural or industrial resources and protect life and property within the area by controlling or eliminating damage caused by the wildlife population. Responsibilities may also be assigned for providing training and guidance to new employees or for serving as a team leader on special projects as needed.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of experience in wildlife damage management, wildlife management, vertebrate pest management, wildlife conservation or agriculture or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of college, including six semester hours in any combination of the above areas, for each year of the required experience.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus two additional years of qualifying experience.
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position; pass a pre-hire physical examination; complete required firearms safety and pass proficiency training every two years in handguns, large and small bore long guns and large gauge shotguns; and work alone under hazardous conditions, including isolated or remote areas, at night, in deep water, and in adverse weather. Potential exists for exposure to wildlife related diseases such as rabies, histoplasmosis, swine brucellosis, plague and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Positions require an employee to pass exam and maintain a State Restricted-Use Pesticide Applicator’s License for the General and Bird and Predatory Animal Category and may require federal certification in the use of class A explosives and aerial gunning.
**This position may be subject to random drug testing. Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Oklahoma driver’s license in order to operate state-owned or leased vehicles.
Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.
No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.
Scores based on: 100% Qualification Review.
***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.