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PROJECT EVALUATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST

  • 504082
  • PHOENIX
  • GAME AND FISH DEPT
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 27 2022 at 23:55 MST

GAME AND FISH DEPT

The mission of the Arizona Game & Fish Department is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations. It is our vision to be the national conservation leader supporting the continuation of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Arizona’s most trusted, respected and credible source for wildlife conservation products, services and information.

PROJECT EVALUATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT DIV / HABITAT BRANCH / PHOENIX BASED

GAME AND FISH DEPT

Job Location:

Address:  5000 W. CAREFREE HWY

Posting Details:

Salary: $43,239 - $77,000

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 1/27/2022

Job Summary:

The Department’s Project Evaluation Program (PEP) reviews environmental compliance for internal, as well as, external proposed projects. To ensure adequate environmental compliance, the PEP team performs Environmental Assessment Checklist for proposed projects for potential impacts to the State’s fish and wildlife resources. The PEP team is currently seeking to fill its Project Evaluation Specialist position which will be responsible for coordinating the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (Department) statewide review and evaluation of land and water projects through a computerized document control and distribution system.

Job Duties:
  • Evaluate proposed projects including but not limited to: Federal Land Management Planning and Projects, Energy and Transmission
  • Development, Transportation and Urban Planning to determine potential impacts to the Department’s mission and the state’s fish and wildlife resources
  • Coordinates and participates in inter-agency land management planning efforts
  • Coordinate the review, development, and communication of Department comments and/or position and review and administer the environmental compliance documentation for Department projects
  • Maintain and update program database(s) for project tracking, correspondence, and compliance
  • Assist in the development of Annual Performance Reports and other Program documentation
  • Attend meetings and represent the Department on interdisciplinary teams
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The candidate must have knowledge of and/or experience in State and Federal environmental laws, regulations and policies, review and implementation of compliance regulations, fish and wildlife habitat evaluation and project impact analysis, mitigation and compensation measures consistent with Department policy Natural resources negotiations, and computer hardware and software knowledge.


The ideal candidate will be skilled in applying current scientific theory, methods and techniques in the identification, evaluation and conservation of wildlife resources, working with complex project proposals, technical reports, Federal and State regulations, legislation and guidelines, interpreting Federal register documents, handle negotiations, make decisions and evaluate impacts to the environment based on project activities, communicate effectively in a team environment and multi-task accurately and efficiently to complete assignments with deadlines.


Candidates must be able to develop effective and positive interpersonal relationships with all staff and other partner agencies, analyze and prepare and environmental assessment documents including maps, images and diagrams that will assist with agency planning and compliance, adjust to changing in program direction or priorities and work independently and as part of a team.


The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and two years of professional experience in wildlife research or wildlife management. A graduate degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This 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 at623-236-7323 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.