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KDFWR Fish and Wildlife Technician II

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY, USA
Full time

Job Description

Do you like working outdoors? Do you want a career where each day brings something different? Would you like to work with people who are dedicated to conserving the Commonwealth's fish and wildlife resources? Do you want to be part of an agency that provides opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors by fishing, hunting, boating, recreational shooting, wildlife watching or related activities in Kentucky?

Join us in the exciting, innovative and rewarding environment of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR)!

The Fish and Wildlife Technician II performs technical work in fishery management of fish inventory efforts on the Ohio River and other warm-water rivers and streams.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assists biologist(s) with field data collections using standardized fisheries methods and appropriate gear types. Includes trailering boat, launching boat, and driving boat.

  • Operates and maintains all project equipment including boats, trailers, vehicles, trap nets, hoop nets, gill nets, trot lines and other sampling equipment and prepares for field use. Assist in design and fabrication of equipment as needed.

  • Performs data entry and results compilations. Assist biologist with aging fish, making tables and figures for reports while adhering to standardized methods.

  • Assist other fisheries staff with population studies, habitat improvement work, fish harvest and fish transport. This includes using equipment such as boats, gill nets, hoop nets, trotlines, fish hauling trucks, and construction equipment.

  • Initiates purchases as directed following state and agency policies and procedures. Assist in maintaining project inventories of equipment used to complete job task.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

Interacts professionally with the public at boat shows, state fairs, and when on the water.

KDFWR is advertising the following position located in Frankfort, KY (Franklin County) and encourages all interested KDFWR employees who have met the eligibility requirements to apply. The contact is Jason Herrala (see below).

Be advised that any interested employee will need to visit MyPurpose and use the MyCareer tile to complete or update an online application and to apply for this position. You can search for the position by title or the requisition number req46514.


EDUCATION: High school graduate.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have one year of fishery, wildlife or habitat management/development experience.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Additional related training will substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Experience in fisheries, wildlife or habitat management/development will substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.

Working Conditions

Travel, extreme weather conditions, heavy equipment and wildlife may pose hazards.

Probationary Period

This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111


Pay Grade10

Salary $2,166.62 - $3,209.70 Monthly

We offer a great package of EMPLOYEE and FAMILY-FRIENDLY BENEFITS, including:

  • A 37.5 hour work week (w/occasional overtime required)

  • Paid Time Off (Sick & Vacation) + Paid Holidays

  • Overtime / Compensatory Time

  • Affordable Health Insurance w/ Optional Health Reimbursement Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Retirement

  • Wellness Incentives Program

  • Training/Career Development Opportunities; paid Continuing Education

  • Optional Deferred Compensation program (401K)

  • Lots of Employee Discounts on electronics, health & wellness, retail, travel/ events/entertainment/services/education.

How to Apply

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Jason Herrala at

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

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