STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: BIOLOGICAL AIDE
Class Code: 1071-13 Date Established: 10-20-95
Occupational Code: 9-4-2 Date of Last Revision: 02-22-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To organize and maintain research data for an assigned fisheries or game research program and to repair and maintain equipment necessary in work related to fish and wildlife management.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Collects biological and physical information on inland, marine and terrestrial environments to aid in research or management plans.
· Determines location and material needed for collection efforts and determines the number of fish necessary to attain specified egg requirements.
· Constructs and installs slotted pipes in beaver dams for the purpose of stabilizing water levels in areas where beavers are a problem.
· Tabulates data on wildlife species such as bear and deer; assists Biologist in the operation of deer checking stations during deer season.
· Stocks and distributes fish to designated locations.
· Interviews anglers for recreational fishing surveys.
· Maintains collection gear and equipment associated with specific projects.
· Assists in studies of wildlife resources involving production and population trends, age, sex ratios, feeding, and general habitat conditions of fish or wildlife.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to agency objectives by ensuring the accuracy of support activities within one or more organizational units. Errors at this level affect the work of others or have measurable monetary consequences, and require verification and correction in order to complete succeeding work operations.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an adverse working environment containing a combination of disagreeable elements which impact significantly upon the employee's capacity for completing work assignments. This level includes work-related accidents or assault.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires obtaining and exchanging information, referring inquiries to the appropriate source, or responding to questions from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Completion of high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years' experience in fisheries or wildlife conservation, commercial fishing, landscaping, carpentry, agriculture, outdoor recreation, or park management, including experience in operating or maintaining equipment.
License/Certification: Valid Driver’s License required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of fish and game control operations. Knowledge of fish and wildlife common to the woods and streams of the state. Knowledge of proper procedures in the woods and field operations for the prevention of loss of wildlife and for own protection. Knowledge of rough carpentry. Ability to operate and repair equipment such as snow machines, boats and other types of equipment used in Fish and Game operations. Ability to prepare comprehensive records. Ability to work outdoors in manual labor. Ability to supervise subordinate employees. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04