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DWFP-Dir, Wildlife Resources - (Hinds County)
Deadline to apply for this postion - Thursday March 16, 2017

This is professional and administrative work in which the incumbent serves as Director of the Bureau of Wildlife in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Work involves formulating and directing a comprehensive statewide wildlife program to conserve and manage the wildlife resources of the State. The incumbent is required to exercise a high degree of independent judgment in the development, interpretation and application of statutes, regulations, policies and directives. Duties are performed under the general direction of an administrative superior.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

AND

Experience:
Seven (7) years of directly related wildlife experience, five (5) years of which must have included line or functional administrative or advanced technical supervision.

Substitution Statement:

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

APPLY . . . 



DWFP - Consv Assoc Biologist - (Marion County)
Deadline to apply for this postion - Tuesday March 21, 2017

This is entry-level, professional biological management 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 and evaluation of field or laboratory data; and, conservation development, management and restoration activities related to state-owned and leased lands, wildlife management areas, and waterfowl areas or state parks/lakes, ponds, reservoirs and other public waters. Work is planned or outlined and performed under the close supervision of a higher-level biologist or an administrative or technical superior. Incumbents at the entry level may act as project assistants in the performance of related duties, and supervision may be exercised over subordinate workers.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries, Ecology/Biology or in Wildlife/Fisheries Conservation/Management, Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or General Biology;

OR

Education:
A directly related Bachelor's degree field with thirty (30) semester hours in the wildlife/fisheries emphasis.

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 Driver's License.

 

APPLY . . . 



DWFP - Wildlife/Fisheries Mgr II (Lauderdale County)
Deadline to apply for this postion - Friday March 24, 2017

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.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
Experience:
One (1) year of experience as a DWFP-Wildlife/Fisheries Manager I or equivalent directly related experience.
 
OR
 
Education:
An Associate's Degree from an accredited two-year college;
 
AND
 
Experience:
Two (2) years of related work experience, one (1) year of which must have been directly related to the described duties.
 
OR

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

 

AND
 
Experience:
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 and maintain a valid Driver's License.
APPLY . . .

 



DWFP - LAW ENFORCE TRAINEE (Cadet) - (Statewide)
Deadline to apply for this postion - Monday April 10, 2017

This is a non-state service, specialized trainee (cadet) for entry level law enforcement, natural resources protection and conservation work as a DWFP-Conservation Officer I, in the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Upon successful completion of the prescribed training and in-service regimen, the trainee (cadet) will be classified as a DWFP-Conservation Officer I.

Characteristic duties of a DWFP-Conservation Officer I include responsibility for inspection, safety, enforcement, investigation, public relations, conservation education and management of resources in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Incumbents possess enforcement powers conferred by statute and utilize these powers in the execution of their duties and responsibilities as well as in assisting other state, federal and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies. In addition to regular enforcement and conservation activities, incumbents may be assigned specialized duties and primary responsibility for a designated geographic area or physical location, i.e., county, district, management area, state lake or related agency facilities. Field work at the entry level is performed under the close supervision of an administrative superior with considerable latitude for exercising independent judgment in extensive contact with the public and in the performance of related job duties.

Experience/Education Requirements:

Reference Mississippi Code 1972, annotated, Section 49-1-15: All appointments of conservation officers shall be under rules adopted and promulgated by the commission. No person shall be appointed from and after July 1, 2001, unless he meets the following requirements:

(a) Is at least twenty-one (21) years of age; and

(b) Has successfully completed sixty-four (64) semester hours at an accredited community college or university or has an Associate Degree from an accredited community college or has passed the Law Enforcement Academy and has at least five (5) years experience in law enforcement.

Reference is also made to: H.B. No. 1624 - Regular Session 2001 - Appropriations.

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.

Special Requirements:
Applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment; must possess a valid Mississippi Driver's License, or a valid Driver's License from a contiguous state; meet any and all minimum standards of employment as set forth by the Board of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training; have neither a conviction nor a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; have not been discharged under conditions other than honorable from any branch of the U.S. armed forces; receive a favorable background investigation report; upon appointment and on a scheduled basis, pass a physical examination conducted by a licensed physician and meet minimum physical qualification standards, and pass an examination to determine mental fitness for the position; upon appointment, and on a random-selection basis, pass an alcohol/drug test conducted by a certified laboratory. Each applicant who successfully meets the above requirements will be interviewed by an applicant interview board prior to entering a training school. Such applicants may also be required, at the discretion of the Executive Director, to be examined by psychiatrists, other doctors, law enforcement officers or other professional people who may assist in such interviews. Additionally, an applicant may be required to submit to a polygraph examination in connection with the employment application.

Note:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion after appointment of the Basic Curriculum approved by the Board of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training and an agency-defined specialized training regimen, as well as successful completion of pre-defined requalification standards. Duty assignment may require that successful applicant be able to demonstrate swimming skills at a prescribed level equivalent to the
American Red Cross Basic Swimming skill level.

APPLY . . .





DWFP - Law Enforce Trainee (Cadet) - Statewide
Deadline to apply for this postion - Monday April 10, 2017

This is a non-state service, specialized trainee (cadet) for entry level law enforcement, natural resources protection and conservation work as a DWFP-Conservation Officer I, in the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Upon successful completion of the prescribed training and in-service regimen, the trainee (cadet) will be classified as a DWFP-Conservation Officer I.

Characteristic duties of a DWFP-Conservation Officer I include responsibility for inspection, safety, enforcement, investigation, public relations, conservation education and management of resources in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Incumbents possess enforcement powers conferred by statute and utilize these powers in the execution of their duties and responsibilities as well as in assisting other state, federal and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies. In addition to regular enforcement and conservation activities, incumbents may be assigned specialized duties and primary responsibility for a designated geographic area or physical location, i.e., county, district, management area, state lake or related agency facilities. Field work at the entry level is performed under the close supervision of an administrative superior with considerable latitude for exercising independent judgment in extensive contact with the public and in the performance of related job duties.

Experience/Education Requirements:

Reference Mississippi Code 1972, annotated, Section 49-1-15: All appointments of conservation officers shall be under rules adopted and promulgated by the commission. No person shall be appointed from and after July 1, 2001, unless he meets the following requirements:

(a) Is at least twenty-one (21) years of age; and

(b) Has successfully completed sixty-four (64) semester hours at an accredited community college or university or has an Associate Degree from an accredited community college or has passed the Law Enforcement Academy and has at least five (5) years experience in law enforcement.

Reference is also made to: H.B. No. 1624 - Regular Session 2001 - Appropriations.

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.

Special Requirements:
Applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment; must possess a valid Mississippi Driver's License, or a valid Driver's License from a contiguous state; meet any and all minimum standards of employment as set forth by the Board of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training; have neither a conviction nor a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; have not been discharged under conditions other than honorable from any branch of the U.S. armed forces; receive a favorable background investigation report; upon appointment and on a scheduled basis, pass a physical examination conducted by a licensed physician and meet minimum physical qualification standards, and pass an examination to determine mental fitness for the position; upon appointment, and on a random-selection basis, pass an alcohol/drug test conducted by a certified laboratory. Each applicant who successfully meets the above requirements will be interviewed by an applicant interview board prior to entering a training school. Such applicants may also be required, at the discretion of the Executive Director, to be examined by psychiatrists, other doctors, law enforcement officers or other professional people who may assist in such interviews. Additionally, an applicant may be required to submit to a polygraph examination in connection with the employment application.

Note:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion after appointment of the Basic Curriculum approved by the Board of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training and an agency-defined specialized training regimen, as well as successful completion of pre-defined requalification standards. Duty assignment may require that successful applicant be able to demonstrate swimming skills at a prescribed level equivalent to the
American Red Cross Basic Swimming skill level.

APPLY . . .





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