Position - Wildlife Damage Specialist
Class Code: 90426
Provides assistance and directs control methods for individuals experiencing depredation or property destruction caused by various forms of wildlife; and provides an extension program through educational presentations and demonstrations to promote sport hunting and trapping of furbearers and for rodent or animal control.
I. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- basic principles and practices used in management of wildlife populations;
- public attitudes and expectations regarding wildlife management;
- animal control techniques, equipment, and methods;
- pesticides as they relate to animal and rodent control, and the laws and regulations that govern their uses;
- on-the-job safety practices and accident prevention;
- principles of effective human relations and dealing with the public.
- plan and organize work priorities;
- lift as much as 70 pounds routinely;
- work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions;
- control emotions and maintain consistent performance under pressure or opposition;
- take positive steps to control conflicts;
- train others in an organized fashion at a level appropriate for the students;
- communicate effectively.