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  • 508021
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 25 2022 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:  5000 West Carefree Highway, Phoenix, Arizona

Posting Details:

Hiring Salary Range: $50,000 - $72,000 

Grade: 23

Closing Date:  05/25/2022

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Landowner Relations and Habitat Enhancement Program Manager, this position is responsible for the administration of the Stewardship Programs within the Landowner Relations and Habitat Enhancement Program (LRHEP).

Job Duties:

Plans, organizes and monitors activities in the statewide Landowner Relations grant program and Access Stewardship Programs and coordinates with private landowners, the USFWS, NRCS and other state and federal agencies. Additionally, this position administers funding secured through grants, including financial and performance reporting. Negotiates agreements and contracts, and works through internal processes with owners and managers of public and private lands that implement projects associated with the LRP. Presents and represents the Department on program projects at technical meetings, local working group meetings and public information sessions. Works cooperatively with other LRHEP personnel to establish and implement approved projects. Works closely with other governmental agencies to resolve issues, concerns and problems with habitat, access, or cooperation with private landowners. Develops and oversees expenditures of the Stewardship Programs Budget. Develops selection criteria for contract Request for Proposals (RFP). Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The candidate will have knowledge of: Wildlife habitat protection and enhancement techniques; applied wildlife biology; wildlife habitat identification; NEPA, Land Management Agency and other pertinent compliance laws, policies and procedures; state procurement regulations; outdoor recreational development; project administration; global positions systems (GPS) and associated software. The candidate will have skills in: oral and written communication; public speaking; public relations techniques; technical writing; equipment maintenance and inventory; project budgeting and financial reporting; multitasking; supervision and delegation.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will be proficient in computer applications to include ESRI GIS, database creation and management. The preferred candidate will promote positive interpersonal communication within and outside of the work group and develop innovative solutions to improve recreational access and enhance wildlife habitat.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and three 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. GIS experience/coursework is preferred.

Employment is 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.

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 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.