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The following is a listing of some of the wildlife series positions, a brief description of the job duties and the minimum qualifications required.

Please note that these positions are not necessarily open for recruitment.

Wildlife Technician
Wildlife Specialist I, II, and III
Wildlife Manager I, II and III
Fish Culturist I and II
Fish Hatchery Manager I


This listing is not inclusive, but includes the major positions dealing with wildlife management. Other positions in the Department which are not listed may include those that are clerical or administrative in nature, such as clerks, typists, accounting clerks, etc.

 
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Wildlife Technician:
Duties generally involve performing a variety of technical and entry level professional wildlife work in game and fish management and research programs. Gathers information such as sex and age counts for various species of game and fish; assists in the compilation and tabulation of basic field data and prepares analyzed data for publication and/or presentation. Work also involves long hours of concentration on detail, walking or traveling through rough terrain and overnight camping.

I - Class Code 36104 Grade 16:
Two years of field experience equivalent to a Wildlife Assistant II; OR a Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Successful completion of a medical/physical evaluation is required.
 
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Wildlife Specialist I, II, and III:
Plans, organizes, conducts and coordinates professional wildlife research, management or environmental studies in the field or laboratory; develops recommendations and reports of wildlife surveys, habitat evaluations, environmental inventories, estimates and special studies. Work involves long hours of concentration on detail, walking or traveling over rough terrain and overnight camping.

I - Class Code 36105 Grade 18:
Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field.

II - Class Code 36106 Grade 20:
Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and two years of professional experience in wildlife research or wildlife management. A graduate degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

III - Class Code 36107 Grade 21:
Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience in wildlife research or wildlife management. A graduate degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience.
 
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Wildlife Manager I, II, and III:
Performs a variety of technical wildlife management field activities including population surveys, research programs, monitoring wildlife movement, patrolling assigned district and enforcing game, fish and watercraft laws.

I - Class Code 36112 Grade 19:
Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field.

II - Class Code 36113 Grade 20:
Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field and two years of professional experience in wildlife research or wildlife management; OR one year as a Wildlife Manager I in Arizona State service.

III - Class Code 36116 Grade 21:
Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field and three years of professional experience in wildlife research or wildlife management which included wildlife law enforcement work; OR two years experience as a Wildlife Manager II in Arizona State service.

Required: AZ Post Certification as a state peace officer is required for the wildlife manager positions.
 
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Fish Culturist I and II:
Performs a variety of technical and professional duties in fish culture and hatchery production; conducts tests and writes reports; assists in transporting and distributing fish. May require living and working at an isolated fish hatchery site.

I - Class Code 36173 Grade 16:
Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field.

II - Class Code 36174 Grade 18:
Two years of experience equivalent to a Fish Culturist I. A Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Both positions require a current commercial driver's license issued by the state of Arizona and successful completion of a medical/physical evaluation.
 
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Fish Hatchery Manager I:
Assists in fish hatchery operation and production problem investigations. Performs a variety of professional and technical duties; assists in supervision and management of an integrated hatchery complex. Conditions may require living and working at an isolated fish hatchery site.

Class Code 36175 Grade 20
Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and three years of experience equivalent to a Fish Culturist II; OR a Bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and three years of fish management experience; OR four years of experience equivalent to a Fish Culturist II.

Both positions require a current commercial driver's license issued by the state of Arizona and successful completion of a medical/physical evaluation.
 
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