Aquatic Biologist Vi

State of Hawaii
HI SOH Dept. of Land & Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States


Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 24-0189

The current vacancy is with the Department of Land & Natural Resources in Downtown.

Salary: $6,177 to 7,517 per month (SR-26, Step D to I)

Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.  The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary

The State's ecosystem protection, restoration, and fisheries management program is concerned with the maintenance, improvement, and expansion of saltwater and freshwater recreational and commercial fishery opportunities in the State. Basic program objectives require the conduct of studies to obtain information on the State's fisheries resources and the aquatic environment, and their deliberate modification to effect optimum sustained yields or use of desirable crops of aquatic life for the greatest benefit to the State.

Aquatic Biologist VI: Plans, directs, and coordinates a statewide freshwater or marine aquatic resources program; or district-wide aquatic resources program; and supervises lowerlevel Aquatic Biologist positions and/or professional staff. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Legal Authorization to Work:

The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a major in marine biology, freshwater biology, ecology, environmental science, zoology or a related biological science.

Specialized Experience:
Aquatic Biologist VI: Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in fishery or aquatic biology which involved the management, conservation, development, utilization and protection of aquatic resources, and/or scientific research dealing with aquatic resources and environment.

SUPERVISORY APTITUDE: For the Aquatic Biologist VI level, applicants must possess Supervisory Aptitude.  Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involved some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory and administrative capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements will apply (click link below).

Driver's License: Some positions require possession of a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.  The immediate vacancy has this requirement.

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