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  • 507967
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 22 2022 at 23:55 MST


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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:  5060 West Skeet Street Phoenix, Arizona

Posting Details:

Salary: $37,500.00 

Grade: 18

Closing Date: 05/22/2022

“Shooting Range Master”


BEN AVERY Clay target center/ I-17 and CAREFREE HIGHWAY 

FLSA- Non-Exempt / SALARY GRADE 18 (Hiring salary $37,500)

REQUISITION #507967  / CLOSING DATE: 05/22/2022

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:

Under the direction of a Senior Range Master, Range Master-in-Charge or range management, performs customer service, public education, and safety duties of considerable difficulty which includes knowledge of firearms safety and public education to oversee assigned trap and skeet fields or sporting clay courses. Work schedule will consist of mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends in a noisy environment, which may include working in extreme heat & cold, wind, rain, and/or dust.

Major duties include:
Assist the public and enforce range safety rules, procedures, and standards, detects and reports vandalism and trespass infractions
Detects and reports various maintenance issues dealing with the clay target machines and stocks clay target machines with adequate targets for customers
Provides customer service to facility, perform safety checks to ensure compliance with safety and facility procedures, and provides safety and security
Answer public questions on the facility and assist with education and outreach programs and corporate events
Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of firearms safety is required, customer service techniques, knowledge of firearms, safety, facilities maintenance, range maintenance, basic security measures, first aid, facility operational standards, emergency response procedures, facility procedures, and driving, operating and maintaining assigned automotive equipment.
Candidates must be skilled with person-to-person interaction with a wide variety of customers visiting the facility while successfully meeting their needs, dealing with the public in varied and complex situations while maintaining alertness in difficult situations, and multi-tasking while maintaining situational awareness and good verbal communication skills to staff and customers.
The candidate must be able to observe public shooting, recognize safety violations, and correct safety issues while maintaining the highest levels of customer service, speak with a wide range of customers, work well with other employees, resolve conflicts/issues as they arise, use hand and power tools safely and operate communications equipment.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Level 1 fingerprint clearance is required. 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.).

Employees must be legally able to possess a firearm in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and statutes.

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


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 Milani Barron at mbarron@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.