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Wildlife Damage Control Specialist I

Recruitment #121115-L33A-01

BASIC PURPOSE

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.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

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.

Level I:
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned entry-level responsibilities for conducting and coordinating wildlife damage management operations within an assigned area consisting of one to five counties.  In this role they will perform all assigned functions of the position to which assigned under close supervision and receive training in applicable laws and regulations as well as agency policies and procedures.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license and must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related. Position requires completion of required firearms safety & pass proficiency training every 2 years in handguns, large & small bore long guns & large gauge shotguns; must work alone under hazardous conditions (including isolated or remote areas, at night, in deep water & in adverse weather). Potential exists for exposure to wildlife related diseases such as rabies,  histoplasmosis, swine brucellosis, plague & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Employee required to pass exam & maintain a State Restricted-Use Applicator's license for the General & Bird & Predatory Animal Category & may require federal certification in the use of class A explosives and aerial gunning.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on a supplemental questionnaire

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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