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Wildlife & Hunting

Management and monitoring of Mississippi's wildlife 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 and surveys and manage land and timber, and oversee hunting on public areas. Job opportunities in this area include research and management biologists, technicians, managers for the agency's wildlife management areas, state and park lakes, land and timber managers, and construction crews.

Current Opportunities

  • DWFP - Wildlife/Fisheries MGR II (Statewide)
    Deadline to apply for this postion - Monday November 03, 2014

     This is journeyman-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 investigation, collection, preparation, and maintenance of field and laboratory biological and aquatic data and reference collections of moderate difficulty; implementation of development, management, and restoration projects related to resource conservation, hatchery, or aquaria programs. Work is performed under the limited supervision of a biologist or an administrative or technical superior with latitude for independent judgment and action. Incumbents at the journeyman level receive general and special instructions, may act as project technical assistants or lead workers in the performance of related duties and may exercise supervision over subordinates or functional supervision for specific project/program activities.


    One (1) year of experience as a DWFP-Wildlife/Fisheries Manager I or equivalent directly related experience.


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


    Two (2) years of related work experience, one (1) year of which must have been directly related to the described duties.


    Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma);


    Four (4) years of related work experience, one (1) year of which must have been directly related to the described duties.

    Substitution Statement:

    Related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis, except there shall be no substitution for the one (1) year of directly related experience.

    Required Document:

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

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