GLIFWC Positions Qualifications Table

The following tables identify positions within GLIFWC along with the required education and experience qualifications for each position.

NOTE: These tables are to be used as a resource for persons interested in a Natural Resource career. This is not a listing of positions presently available within the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission.

 

BIOLOGIST LEVEL

Position Degree Alternate Degree w/ qualification Additional Experience Required (R) or Preferred (P)
Wildlife Biologist M.S. Wildlife ecology, or related field   Wildlife management or research (P) 
Professional Certification (P)
Botanist M.S. Botany, plant ecology, or related field   Knowledge of plant species and habitats of Upper Great Lakes (R) 
Curator skills, forestry, land management (P)
Forest Ecologist M.S. Natural Resource Management, ecology, or related field   GIS knowledge and practical application (P)
Forester M.S. Forestry   Timber stand evaluation (R) 
Preparation and administration of timber sales (R) 
Understanding of forest ecology, biological diversity, and forest plant/animal communities interaction (P)
Environmental Biologist M.S. Environmental Science B.S. w/ 3 years work experience Toxicology, survey methods, and conducting environmental studies (R) 
Assessing/analyzing air and water quality (R) 
Describing/assessing ecosystem structures and function (R) 
Knowledge in statistical analysis (R) 
Ability to evaluate, identify needs, develop, manage, and operate Environmental programs (R) 
Experience/knowledge EPA programs and providing technical advice/consulting to tribal governments (P)
Great Lakes Fisheries Biologist M.S. in fisheries or closely related field B.S. w/ 5 years experience managing Great Lakes fisheries Knowledge of fish dynamics, commercial fisheries, and fishery statistics (R)
Inland Fisheries Biologist M.S. in fisheries or closely related field B.S. w/ 5 years experience managing inland fisheries Knowledge of fish dynamics, assessment techniques, and fishery statistics (R) 
Ability in modeling fish populations (P) 
Ability in GIS, population modeling, and multi-agency forums (P) 
Ability to critically assess and analyze biological data/survey approaches (P)
Data Analyst/ Population Modeler M.S. in fisheries w/ strong background in statistics B.S. in fisheries or other bio sciences or applied statistics Experience in database management, computer programing, and systems design/analysis (R)
Mining Specialist - Environmental Modeler M.S. in biological science w/ emphasis in statical analysis and natural resource modeling    Experience in natural resource modeling (R)

Additional Qualification Requirements: for all biological level positions

Excellent communication (written and oral) skills

Valid Driver's license with good driving record

Willingness to travel as needed

Computer experience

Work with Native American culture

 

TECHNICIAN/AIDE LEVEL

Position Degree Alternate Degree w/ qualification Additional Experience Required (R) or Preferred (P)
Wildlife/Wild Plant Technician B.S. Wildlife management or related field High school diploma w/ experience and demonstrated ability in environmental outdoor activities Ability to work in groups and interact positively with a variety of people for government agencies and tribal communities (R)
Wildlife Technician B.S. Wildlife management or related field High school diploma w/ experience and demonstrated abilities in wildlife work Ability to work in groups and interact positively with a variety of people for government agencies and tribal communities (R)
Fisheries Technician B.S. in fisheries or related field High school diploma w/ experience and demonstrated abilities in fisheries work Good physical condition (R)
GIS digitizing Assistant    High School diploma Arc/Info or pcARC/Info (R) 
Ability to work with PC based ARC/Info and ARCView to input data to ARC/Info format through data conversion protocols and digitizing (R)
Environmental Modeler Asst B.S. Natural Resource management or related field    M.S. degree (P) 
Ability to work with PC based ARC/Info and ARCView (R) 
Ability to translate from Intergraph to ARC/Info format (R) 
Ability to input spatial data to ARC/Info format through data conversion protocols and digitizing (R) 
Working knowledge of GIS (P)
Data Entry Clerk High school diploma or equivalent   Typing and computer skills (R) 
Additional experience or education in computers and software use (P) 
Demonstrated ability to perform detailed record keeping in fast, efficient, low error manner (R)
Database Manager High school diploma or equivalent   Typing and computer skills (R) 
Additional experience or education in computers and software use (P) 
Demonstrated ability to perform detailed record keeping in fast, efficient, low error manner (R) 
Wildlife Telemetry Aide High school diploma or equivalent   Ability to identify species by tracks (R) 
Experience interpreting activities from tracks (R) 
Knowledge of mammalian carnivore habits (R) 
Radio telemetry experience (P) 
Motivated to work in wildlife field (R) 
Ability to work in difficult conditions without direct supervision (R) 
Willing to work nights and weekends (R)
Exotic Plant Survey Worker High school diploma or equivalent   Ability to distinguish exotic plant species from indigenous species in the field (R) 
Orienteering skills (R) 
Map reading skills (R) 
Read and follow aerial photos (R) 
Ability to accurately and legibly record data (R) 
Able to work outdoors (R) 
Be in good health (R) 
Able to navigate canoe (R) 
Willing to work under difficult and strenuous conditions as needed (R)
Wildlife/Fisheries Aide - Field/Laboratory Work High school diploma or equivalent   Good basic math skills (R) 
Good physical condition (R)
Fisheries Aide - Lamprey Trapping High school diploma or equivalent   dBase software experience (R) 
Good physical condition (R) 
Ability to perform field work and record results in efficient manner (R) 
Willingness to work under adverse environment if needed
Loosestrife Control Worker High school diploma or equivalent   Willingness to use herbicide 
Ability to perform strenuous physical labor in difficult working conditions (R)
Creel Clerk/Spring Spear fishing High school diploma or equivalent   Ability to identify game fish and panfish (R) 
Ability to collect information in efficient manner (R) 
Ability to record data neatly/accurately (R)
Fisheries Aide - Electrofishing High school diploma or equivalent   Ability to identify game fish and panfish (R) 
Ability to collect information in efficient manner (R) 
Ability to record data neatly/accurately (R) 
Willingness to work at night (R)
Fisheries Aide - Mercury sampling High school diploma or equivalent   Ability to identify walleye (R) 
Ability to collect information in efficient manner (R) 
Ability to record data neatly/accurately (R) 
Willingness to work at night and weekends for 10 or more consecutive nights (R)
Fisheries Aide - Great Lakes High school diploma or equivalent   Ability to identify game fish (R) 
Ability to collect information in efficient manner (R) 
Ability to record data neatly/accurately (R) 
Willingness to work under adverse weather conditions if needed (R)

Additional Qualification Requirements: for all technician/aide level positions

Valid Driver's license with good driving record

Willingness to travel as needed

Work with Native American culture.