Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is charged with the responsibility of managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, USA
Dec 05, 2018
Full time
Supplemental Information No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.   This position may be filled as either Probational or Promotional is open to all qualified applicants.       DOMICILE : Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish Biologist Program Manager - LDWF is seeking a Biologist Program Manager in the Wildlife Diversity Program in Baton Rouge, LA.  This position coordinates staff in the conservation of Louisiana's At-Risk, Threatened, and Endangered Species and their habitats.  The Wildlife Diversity Program is also charged with conservation of nongame birds, and the sea turtle and marine mammal stranding program.  This position oversees implementation of the State Wildlife Action Plan as part of the program's mission.  The Program Manager serves as a high-level adviser to LDWF administration on At-Risk, Threatened, and Endangered Species and frequently coordinates with partners including US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, and other state and federal partners.  Applicants should have a background in research, grant proposal writing, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, or forestry followed by seven years of professional experience in wildlife or fisheries research, management, education or conservation; forestry; or in environmental science.  SUBSTITUTIONS : Graduate training in qualifying fields may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience. A non-thesis master's degree in qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required experience. A master's degree with completed thesis in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience. A Ph.D. in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.  NOTE: Examples of non-qualifying degrees are science education (of any discipline), geology, geography, nuclear science, and agribusiness.  NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com