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DUTIES SUMMARY: Plan, organize, direct, manage and coordinate activities of a major area in the statewide aquatic resources program through subordinate supervisors who direct the work of Aquatic Biologists and related technical personnel. A position in this class is responsible for branch program activities which include research; aquatic resources enhancement, management and development; and habitat protection; and perform other related duties as assigned. To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements: Basic Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in one of the following: A. Natural resources management, forestry, wildlife management or other related natural resource management major; B. Botany, zoology, wildlife biology, entomology or other related natural resource science major; C. Environmental studies with an area of concentration related to natural resource management. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Specialized Experience: Four years of progressively responsible professional work experience in one or a combination of the following: A. Management, utilization and/or conservation of aquatic natural resources; B. Protection of aquatic natural resources against disease, animals, or other depredations; C. Applied research and analysis directly applicable to the development, protection and management of aquatic natural resources; or D. Resource planning for the development, protection and management of aquatic natural resources. At least one year of the work experience must have been comparable to work at the Aquatic Biologist V level in the State service. The Aquatic Biologist V in State service plans and develops long-range programs, including the prescribing of standards, methods and objectives; plans and conducts administrative studies to obtain solutions to project planning and other organizational problems; serves as consultant and advisor to line administrators and other fisheries staff personnel on technical and overall problems in multiple-use management; evaluates proposals, recommendations and trends. Supervisory Experience: One year of supervisory work experience which included: 1) planning, organizing, scheduling, and directing the work of others; 2) assigning and reviewing their work; 3) advising them on difficult work problems; 4) training and developing subordinates; and 5) evaluating their work performance. Managerial Aptitude: Managerial aptitude rather than actual managerial experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary managerial abilities and/or potential. Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply. The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements.


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