Ecology job interview with a state Environmental/Fish and Wildlife department
I’ve got an interview coming up with a state Fish and Wildlife department for a wildlife biologist position, and am having trouble nailing down what level of formality to strike at the interview. At work and in the field, it looks like attire varies between a basic state F&W uniform, plain smart casual clothes (polo or button-down shirt with pants), and plain field work clothes.
I’ve previously been told to figure out how they dress at the job, and then go a shade more dressed up. These office-field state government ecology jobs seem to straddle a unique line between uniform and business casual attire, though, and I’m not sure what to make of it. Anybody have a similar experience with an ecology-oriented conservation job?
I don’t have pictures since I’m not at home for a few days, but this is what I’ve got so far (mid-20s male):
brown leather belt
I’m worried the dressy boots are still too casual, and am considering buying black or brown cap-toe dress shoes (or any other suggestions). Are ties standard, or is that too formal? No way I should wear a blazer, right?! Thanks in advance!