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WILDLIFE SPECIALIST

  • 515056
  • FLAGSTAFF
  • GAME AND FISH DEPT
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 9 2023 at 23:55 MST

GAME AND FISH DEPT

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.

REGIONAL NONGAME BIOLOGIST 2

GAME AND FISH DEPT

Job Location:

Address:  3500 S. LAKE MARY RD, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001

Posting Details:

Salary Range: $43,981- $79,200 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 02/09/2023

Job Summary:

The Regional Nongame Biologist 2 will plan, organize, analyze, conduct and coordinate professional wildlife management activities or studies in the office, field or laboratory. They will develop and use best practices in managing the state's nongame wildlife populations and their habitats.

Job Duties:

Major duties include:
-Plans, organizes, tracks funding, analyzes, coordinates, and oversees projects related to inventory, monitoring, management, and conservation of nongame wildlife and habitats.
-Uses specialized methods, techniques and data processing to compile and analyze collected data and other information to formulate and present wildlife management findings and recommendations.
-Develops and recommends policies and procedures.
-Reviews and prepares written correspondence with regard to program expertise, issues, and other administration. This includes overseeing and administering Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Falconry licensing
-Plans and assesses manpower and equipment needs; operates, maintains and repairs a variety of specialized equipment common to program work; may develop budget requests; oversees, assists and trains other personnel and/or volunteers on program activities; informs and advises agency management within scope of activity or program.
-Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other local, state and federal agencies, public and special interest groups related to Department programs and projects.
-Reviews popular and technical publications to maintain proficiency in specialty fields and in other areas of general competence and responsibility.
-Participates in outreach activities.
-Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The candidate will have knowledge in/of fish and wildlife management; advanced biology/ecology; study design; scientific data collection procedures; statistical and data analysis techniques. The candidate will be skilled in utilizing GPS devices; interpreting data and utilizing GIS software, such as ArcGIS Pro; communication; proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office; first aid and survival skills; use various modes of transportation, such as ATV's, 4-wheel drive vehicles, and boats; and in utilizing radio telemetry equipment. The candidate will be able to develop effective and positive working relationships with the public, tribes, various local, state and federal governmental agencies, special interest groups and the media; provide positive and effective customer service to a variety of internal and external customers; effectively communicate orally and in writing; train and evaluate other specialists; work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays and nights; work independently outdoors in extreme and isolated conditions; identify wildlife in less than optimal conditions.

Selective Preference(s):

The preferred candidate will have the ability to fly in small aircraft.

The preferred candidate will have experience in survey methodology, monitoring, and capture techniques associated with various nongame species within Northern Arizona.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in fisheries and/or a closely related field.

Employment may be contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

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.).

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

An Equal Employment Opportunity Agency.

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 Amy Lacy at alacy@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.