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  • 514890
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 2 2023 at 23:55 MST


Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.

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.



Job Location:

Address:  4044 W. BLACK CANYON BLVD, PHOENIX, AZ 85086

Posting Details:

Hiring Salary: $41,249.94 

Grade: 18

Closing Date: 02/02/2023

Job Summary:

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility is one of the largest publicly operated shooting facilities in the country. Our world-class shooting range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride and has received a Five Star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges. Located on 1,650 acres in north Phoenix, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility averages more than 240,000 shooters per year. The facility offers a fun and safe environment for shooters of all experience levels and strives to provide a quality recreation experience for all users.

Job Duties:

The Range Master will be responsible for overseeing the Main Range 67 point public firing line and providing information and services regarding firearms techniques, hunter education and public relations. Work schedule will consist of mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends in a noisy environment, which may include working in extreme heat & cold, wind and/or rain.

Major duties include:
-Completing assignments independently with little supervision and representing the Supervisor and the Department on a shift-by-shift basis in his/her absence
-Transfer cash register monies, enforce range safety procedures and standards, detect and report vandalism and trespass infractions
-Detect and fix various maintenance issues such as pulling trash and cleaning up brass and deal with the 67 point public firing line
-Oversee the daily activities of volunteer Range Safety Officers and assist and instruct the public on firearms usage and safety
-Directly responsible for the operation and safe use of the public firing line
-Provides program and range information and aids in interpreting rules and regulations to customers
-Collects fees for shooting events, classes, main range customers, and campers; enters transactions into PC cash register
-Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The candidate will have knowledge of methods and procedures of firearms safety and education information; knowledge of firearms and archery; construction and maintenance, or a related field; knowledge of firearms is essential. The candidate must be skilled and have the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of customers visiting the facility and successfully meet their needs; excellent communication skills with a strong customer service focus; must have the ability to work well with other employees and diverse user groups and resolve conflicting issues. The desired candidate will have experience working with the public in a high-volume, high stress, cashier environment/setting and possess strong customer service.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

A level 1 fingerprint clearance card is required within 6 months of hire. Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions. Medical/Physical examination will include baseline blood lead and zinc levels and a baseline hearing test, all of which will be conducted on an annual basis.

This position requires possession of and 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.).

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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 Amy Lacy at alacy@azgfd.gov for assistance.


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.