Aquatic Wildlife Specialist 2 (Sportfish Biologist): Tucson, AZ

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Tucson, AZ
Job Category
Full time Positions
Last Date to Apply
Under general supervision of the Aquatic Wildlife Program Manager, the Aquatic Wildlife Specialist 2 position will plan, organize, coordinate and conduct fisheries management actions and projects in accordance with work plans. The Aquatic Wildlife Specialist will manage databases, analyze and interpret collected information and prepare various technical and popular reports and will help develop recommendations for species and habitat management, research, conservation needs, protocols guidelines, policies and procedures. Plan and assess labor and equipment needs, operate and maintain various specialized equipment, oversee, assist and train other personnel and volunteers on program activities. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other local, state and federal agencies, special interest groups and the general public. Attend Department, inter-agency and public meetings related to fisheries management. Review and provide comments on proposed actions and management plans that could affect fisheries. Participate on various teams related to fisheries management. Coordinate and conduct various educational and outreach activities related to fisheries such as fishing clinics and presentations. Provide positive and effective customer service to internal and external customers. Review and issue special licenses and perform other duties as related to the position.
The candidate must have knowledge of fish, wildlife and habitat research, investigation, management and conservation techniques and procedures. Knowledge of: species identification and habitat requirements of Arizona fish, fish and water monitoring, surveying, sampling and collection techniques and procedures, job related federal, state and Department rules, regulations, policies and procedures. The candidate will have skill in effective written and oral communication, operation of personal computers, software and electronic devices, mathematics and basic statistical analysis, data collection and management, vehicle, watercraft and hand equipment operation, safety and maintenance, project planning and execution, work management, leadership, working with others, building relationships and partnerships, working in remote areas, first aid and survival skills. The candidate must have the ability to work irregular hours including some weekends, work in extreme and isolated conditions and the ability to train and lead others. The candidate must have a Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in fisheries science, management, biology, wildlife management or closely related field designing and implementing fisheries management practices, investigations or research. The preferred candidate will have a Master of Science and two years of experience. 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. Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer
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