WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN 1 - 12012021-25141 - #2035553

State of Tennessee


Date: 02/12/2021
City: Birchwood, TN
Salary: $25,884.00 por year
Contract type: Full time
State of Tennessee

Job Information

State of Tennessee Job Information Opening Date/Time Wed 12/01/2021 12:00AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time Tue 12/14/2021 11:59PM Central Time
Salary (Monthly) $2,157.00
Salary (Annually) $25,884.00
Job Type Full-Time
City, State Location Dayton, TN
Department Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCES AGENCY (T.W.R.A.), RESERVOIR CREW, MEIGS COUNTY

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Experience equivalent to one year of fulltime wildlife conservation, forestry, farming or closely related work; qualifying coursework at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
  • possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions.
  • upon appointment, successfully acquire a valid commercial driver's license/endorsement in some positions.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview


Summary: Under general supervision, performs wildlife conservation work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry/working class in the Wildlife Technician series. Employees in this class perform wildlife conservation work in one of the following specialty areas: creel surveys, state lake operation and maintenance, fish attractor construction and fish data collection, wildlife area operation and maintenance, or hatchery operation and maintenance.

Work Activities

Communicating with Persons outside the Organization:
  • Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
Fish Management:
  • Assists Wildlife Biologists/Managers with studies of fish populations.
  • Collects fish by electro-fishing (shocking) methods.
  • Conducts interviews with fishermen to obtain data required for determining fish species harvest, fishing pressure, year groups, fish weights and lengths, number of fishermen, and economic information pertaining to fishermen.
  • Constructs and places fish attractors in reservoirs throughout the state to create productive sites for fishermen.
  • Draws down the ponds to remove fish for stocking; and transports the fish in tanker vehicles to designated stocking sites, stocks designated sites.
  • Monitors and protects fry where they continue to grow to supply adult stocking programs; feeds the fish in ponds.
  • Receives eggs from federal and private hatcheries; disinfects the eggs; places the fry hatched from these eggs in incubator trays; feeds the fry until they reach a size which enables them to be placed in ponds.
Forestry Management:
  • Construct access routes and forest roads.
  • Conduct forest and conservation work associated with seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires and maintaining recreational facilities.
  • Conduct forest nursery operations, monitor timber harvesting, perform land use activities such as disease or insect control programs.
  • Conduct forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, fire detection and public education.
  • Inspect trees and collect samples of plants, seeds, foliage, bark and roots to locate insect and disease damage.
  • Perform reforestation, or forest renewal, including nursery and silviculture operations, site preparation, seeding and tree planting programs, cone collection, and tree improvement.
  • Provide forestry education and general information, advice, and recommendations to woodlot owners, community organizations, and the general public.
  • Provide technical support to forestry research programs in areas such as tree improvement, seed orchard operations, insect and disease surveys, or experimental forestry and forest engineering research.
  • Select and mark trees for thinning or logging, drawing detailed plans that include access roads.
  • Survey, measure, and map access roads and forest areas such as burns, cut-over areas, experimental plots, and timber sales sections.
  • Thin and space trees and control weeds and undergrowth, using manual tools and chemicals, or supervise workers performing these tasks.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices or Equipment:
  • Operating, running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, tractors, dozers, or water craft.
Performing General Physical Activities:
  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
  • Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
Mechanical:
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Trunk Strength:
  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
WMA Management & Maintenance:
  • Assists in constructing and maintaining buildings, storage sheds, roads, bridges, and trails at the assigned agency area; and maintains equipment assigned to agency controlled areas.
  • Assists Wildlife Biologists/Managers with wildlife population studies.
  • Collects biological data (age, weight, size, and condition) from game killed on managed hunts.
  • Locates and traps animals such as turkeys and bears for relocation to other areas of the state.
  • Manage hunts on state owned lands.
  • Measure distances, clean site-lines, and record data to help survey crews.
  • Plants and grows crops to feed wildlife.

Competencies (KSA'S)

Competencies:
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Ethics and Values
  • Action Oriented
  • Time Management
  • Perseverance
  • Listening
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Technical Learning
  • Decision Quality
  • Problem Solving

Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of wildlife and fisheries habitat management or a related field.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge hunting, fishing, and trapping regulations.
  • Basic computer knowledge and use for administrative duties.
  • Basic knowledge of hunter safety and firearm use.
  • Basic knowledge of safe handling of sick or injured wildlife.

Skills:

  • Finger dexterity
  • Manual dexterity
  • Hand arm steadiness
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Active listening and learning skills.
  • Oral comprehension
  • Oral expression
  • Depth perception
  • Stamina
  • Multilimb coordination
  • Trunk strength
  • Near vision
  • Speech recognition
  • Written expression
  • Handling and moving objects
  • Mathmatics

Abilities:

  • Problem solving abilities
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Equipment selection
  • Reading comprehension
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Time management
  • Written comprehension

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Tractors & Farm Implements
  • Telephone
  • Fax Machine
  • Copy Machine
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Boats
  • Firearms - Rifles

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