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  • 504656
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 30 2022 at 23:55 MST


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:  3500 Lake Mary Road, Flagstaff, Arizona

Posting Details:

Salary: $46,932 - $84,157 

Grade: 23

Closing Date: 01/30/2022

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the leadership of the Regional Manager, the Regional Terrestrial Program Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring wildlife studies and wildlife habitat management and will supervise the regional wildlife program specialists and lands personnel.

Job Duties:

This position will coordinate various administrative projects which comprise the functional elements of the Regional Wildlife Program and work collaboratively with a variety of external groups in developing and implementing activities and policies that benefit wildlife populations, wildlife related recreation and the interest of the public. Collect, compile and analyze data and conduct management activities and report on wildlife inventory monitoring, management activities to the Regional Supervisor and leadership staff. This position will serve as the technical advisor to other work units, programs, regional employees and public and private entities with respect to wildlife biology and management. In addition, this position will be responsible for overseeing the bison management on two department wildlife areas, House Rock Wildlife Area and Raymond Wildlife Area. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The candidate will have knowledge in the following areas: supervision and leadership, wildlife biology and habitat requirements, wildlife management and field investigation techniques, species identification, habitat requirements and ecological roles, relationships and functions, environmental issues and State and Federal laws and regulations affecting the status and management of wildlife species.

The candidate will have skill in: communicating both oral and written, designing and analyzing scientific studies and surveys, evaluating and interpreting data, wildlife survey techniques and applications, handling live wildlife, advice on nuisance wildlife abatement, effectively managing time, negotiate and resolve conflicts relating to resource issues. Candidates must be able to effectively plan budgets, create and enhance projects and processes.

Selective Preference(s):

The preferred candidate must have at least three years of professional experience in a wildlife related position.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Employment will be contingent upon completion of a post-offer 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.


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.