Aquatic Habitat Biologist - Vermont Fish & Wildlife

September 6, 2016

Aquatic Habitat Biologist (Fish & Wildlife Scientist III)

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Overview: The Fish and Wildlife Department’s mission is to the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont. The protection and enhancement of aquatic habitat is essential to the maintenance of healthy aquatic populations and the recreational fisheries that they support.  This position provides an excellent opportunity to make a difference in a small state where you will be involved in all facets of aquatic habitat protection and management. This position will serve as an important technical resource and liaison for a variety of public agencies and private organizations which influence aquatic habitat.     

General Job Description: This position will work to protect and restore aquatic habitat and aquatic biota throughout the State of Vermont.  This position requires strong interpersonal, communication, organization and technical skills, and requires close coordination with regional fisheries staff and collaboration with state, federal and non-governmental organizations.  This job involves the development and implementation of aquatic habitat assessments and enhancement projects; developing aquatic habitat practices, policies, protocols and regulations; procuring and administering grants; developing and maintaining partnerships and conducting outreach and trainings on aquatic habitat issues. Applicants should have a strong background in aquatic/fisheries biology and a solid understanding of the principles of fluvial geomorphology and aquatic organism passage. The position requires a mix of field, office and outreach activities.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Fisheries Program Manager and is stationed in Roxbury VT.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master's degree or higher in a natural resources field.

Experience: 2 years in a natural resources field.  OR….


Education: Bachelor's degree or higher in natural resources field or biology.

Experience: 4 years in a natural resources field. OR….2 years as a Fish & Wildlife Scientist II with the State of Vermont.

Special Requirements: N/A

Starting Salary: $ 23.89 per hour (Pay Grade 24), plus benefits.

Closing Date: Sept 18, 2016

Contact: Apply online:  Job#619825

This Fish & Wildlife Scientist III position is open to all State employee and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Rich Kirn via email (  Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.  The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged. 

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