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Abolished Date: 2011-11-14


In the Department of Game, performs basic technical research, analyses and investigation to provide background information and data necessary for development of long‑range and operational wildlife conservation plans.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the first level of the Conservation Planner series. Incumbents take direction from and serve as assistants to higher level staff and are normally assigned specific planning tasks which are reviewed for content upon completion.

Typical Work

Assists with varied research and statistical analysis for wildlife resource management planning and evaluation; 

Plans studies of limited scope and assists in planning major research projects to gather and evaluate wildlife resource management data; 

Assists investigations, surveys and research to provide background data for identification of problem areas in wildlife resource management; 

Assists with evaluating alternatives as to their effectiveness in meeting objectives; 

Aids Divisions in developing budgets consistent with Department plans; 

Performs other duties as required. 

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  planning principles and techniques including current trends; department policies and programs; environmental, social and other problems which could impact future wildlife resource management, services and/or participation. 

Ability to: carry out various program activities; interpret and apply agency policy; develop short‑range work plans; think conceptually; observe and interpret trends; analyze data; identify key relationships; draw logical conclusions; make sound decisions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively in writing; speak in public and address groups.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree with major study in wildlife management, fisheries management, forestry, planning, business administration, public administration or closely allied field and one year's experience in natural resources management, planning, program development or management analysis. 

Work towards a Master's degree in the fields listed above may be substituted, year for year, for experience. 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class Effective September 14, 1979
Revised February 11, 1983 Revises minimum qualifications
Revised May 13, 1983 Revises minimum qualifications
New class code: (formerly 67310) effective July 1, 2007
Abolished.  Adopted 11/10/2011, effective 11/14/2011


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