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Fishing & Boating Careers


Management and monitoring of Mississippi's fisheries resources are important tasks in ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy our valuable natural resources. The men and women who work in this field conduct research & surveys and construct & maintain boat launching ramps & fishing piers on public lakes and streams, and oversee fishing on public areas. Job opportunities in this area include research and management biologists, technicians, managers for the agency's fish hatcheries, state and park lakes, and construction crews.

Current Opportunities

  • DWFP - Consv Res Biologist (Leflore)
    Deadline to apply for this postion - Monday September 08, 2014

    This is professional and scientific biological research, management and administrative work in the fields of wildlife, fisheries, ecology and natural resources conservation in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Characteristic duties include responsibility for management and research work at an advanced level; and, coordinating multiple conservation development, management and restoration projects or directing a major research/program area. The work includes planning, coordinating and supervising research and management projects within a specialized field or geographic region within a district. Incumbents may work independently on research projects or conservation management programs of considerable scope and difficulty which require application of advanced assessment and analytical methodologies and technical skills. Work is performed under minimal supervision of an administrative or technical supervisors; work is planned and reviewed and progress evaluated in planning sessions and conferences with supervisors. Supervision may be exercised over subordinates.

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Education:
    A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries Ecology/Biology or in Wildlife/Fisheries Conservation/Management;

    AND

    Experience:
    One (1) year of work experience directly related to the described duties.

    Substitution Statement:

    Directly related education above the Master's Degree and directly related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.


    Required Document(s):

    Applicant must provide employing agency evidence of completion of education requirements and a valid copy of his/her transcript to verify course work, when applicable.

    Note: Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver's License.

    Note:  This position serves as the project leader for the commercial fishing and paddlefish project.

     

    Click Here To Apply . . . 



  • DWFP - Wildlife/Fisheries MGR I - (Copiah)
    Deadline to apply for this postion - Wednesday September 10, 2014

    This is entry-level technical work in the fields of wildlife, fisheries, ecology, and natural resources conservation in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Characteristic duties include responsibility for routine investigation, collection, preparation, and maintenance of field and laboratory biological and aquatic data and reference collections; implementation of development, management, and restoration projects related to resource conservation, hatchery, or aquaria programs. Work is performed under the close supervision of a biologist or an administrative or technical superior and is subject to frequent inspection. Incumbents at the entry level receive specific instructions and assignments and may act as project technical assistants or lead workers in the performance of related duties.

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Education:
    An Associate's Degree from an accredited two-year college;

    AND

    Experience:
    One (1) year of work experience related to the described duties.

    OR

    Education:
    Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED);

    AND


    Experience:
    Three (3) years of work experience related to the described duties.


    Substitution Statement:

    Related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

    Required Document:

    Must possess a valid Mississippi Driver's License or a valid Driver's License from a contiguous state. 

    Click Here To Apply . . .



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