Description of Work
Responsible for field level phases of wildlife management and/or research within an assigned area or on an assigned project. Conducts wildlife research and wildlife management activities according to established methodologies and project work plans. Collects and analyzes data related to the management of game populations, upland birds, furbearers, endangered species and non-game animals and their habitats; works cooperatively with other department personnel and personnel of other state and federal agencies; makes hunting season recommendations and provides wildlife information to the public. In addition to the technical aspects of wildlife management, wildlife biologists deal extensively with the public and must have good communication skills and the ability to establish rapport with many different kinds of people. Individual initiative and problem-solving abilities are also important in effectively addressing complex wildlife issues.