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PROGRAM PROJECT SPECIALIST I

  • 504622
  • PHOENIX
  • GAME AND FISH DEPT
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 3 2022 at 23:55 MST

GAME AND FISH DEPT

To conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department manages fish and wildlife in Arizona and under the authority of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, creates and implements scientific methods and regulations to effectively manage fish and wildlife habitat via conservation, enforcement, hunting, fishing, watercraft and off-highway vehicle recreation, and shooting sports. The Arizona Game and Fish Department dedicates itself to excellence, values its employees and supports a culture of stewardship, teamwork and partnerships.

PROGRAM PROJECT SPECIALIST I

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT DIV / HABITAT BRANCH PHOENIX BASED

GAME AND FISH DEPT

Job Location:

Address:  5000 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 

Posting Details:

Salary: $31,110 - $55,762 

Grade: 18

Closing Date: 2/3/2022

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Habitat Branch Chief, this position will be responsible for most of the branch coordination and administrative tasks, process evaluation and improvements, and coordination that is required for the Branch to operate efficiently and coordinate effectively with other work units or external entities or individuals as well as the administrative operation procedures and perform related work as required.

Job Duties:
  • Interfaces with a variety of work units within the Department
  • Reviews and analyzes regulations, policies and procedures for applicability to the Habitat Branch
  • Complies information, identifies and implements feasible methods to control budget expenditures
  • Responsible for efficient budget tracking and modifications for payroll and operational expenditures
  • Responsible for coordinating Branch outreach efforts, contract development and agreements for purchasing or cooperative/collaborative projects and/or processing thereof
  • Address and/or investigate and implement purchasing requests by branch staff, assist with personnel matters applicable to the Habitat Branch
  • Assigns and monitors tasks from the Commission, Department Director, Deputy Director, Wildlife Management Assistant Director, and Habitat Branch Chief and tracks responses or information needs
  • Plans and develops methods for improvement of operations, processes and implementation of the Habitat Branch program mission, its products and/or services
  • Directly supervises the work of the Branch Administrative Assistant or clerical contract position(s)
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of personnel management and supervision rules and regulations, policies and procedures of the Department; roles and expectations of stakeholders/cooperators/supporters/opponents, fiscal management, budget development and tracking, office management, administrative, personnel and procurement policies and procedures and office automation and technology tools.

Candidates must be skilled in oral, verbal and written communications, coordination, organization, leadership, outreach, critical thinking and negotiation, project planning and execution, work and time management, procedure and policy development, analysis and interpretation of data/information, program and project supervision and management, work independently with little direct supervision, conflict resolution and listening skills.

Candidates must be able to adapt to constantly changing priorities and work assignments and critically evaluate actions and make sound judgements and decisions.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brisa Daniel at bdaniel@azgfd.gov for assistance.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.