Regional Wildlife Biologist – Farm Bill Private Lands Coordinator; Lewiston, Idaho

Agency
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Location
Lewiston, Idaho
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$26.33 - $32.91 per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!
Last Date to Apply
11/22/2022
Website
https://idfg.idaho.gov/
Description
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking to fill an opening for Regional Wildlife Biologist - Farm Bill/Private Lands at our Clearwater Regional office in Lewiston, Idaho. Our Regional Wildlife Biologists are the stewards of Idaho's wildlife, who along with their passion for the outdoors, use their education and experience to help further our commitment to ensuring the future of Idaho's wildlife. We are responsible for preserving, protecting, perpetuating, and managing Idaho's wildlife resources. Why IDFG? We are a premier natural resource agency dedicated to preserving, protecting, perpetuating, and managing Idaho's fish and wildlife for this great state. We are committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence as we cultivate opportunities for our customers to engage with our natural resources and become resource stewards for future generations. We are highly dedicated to our mission, committed to our team, and we know how to balance work/life commitments while loving the work we do. What We Offer: -Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance - employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental -Participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems -Generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start (accumulate approximately 3 weeks of vacation the first year, and increasing with state longevity) -Eleven paid holidays in a year -Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave -Multiple saving plans-optional 401k and 457 plans -Group Life Insurance/Disability Insurance/Supplemental Life Insurance - state provided basic life insurance coverage and affordable supplemental plans -Public Sector Student Loan Forgiveness (eligibility requirements may apply) -Employee Assistance Program - confidential support, information, and resources for all of life's challenges -State and Department Wellness Programs -Ongoing training opportunities -Potential flexible work schedule General Information: -Please Note: A NRCS background/security check is a requirement of the successful candidate of this position. This background check will be completed within the first three months of hiring. -This announcement will be used to fill the current opening for Regional Wildlife Biologist - Farm Bill/Private Lands in Lewiston only. If you have applied for any other posted or previously posted announcements for Regional Wildlife Biologist and you would like to be considered for this current Regional Wildlife Biologist - Farm Bill/Private Lands in Lewiston, you will need to apply to this announcement. Applications received under any other announcement for Regional Wildlife Biologist will not be considered. -Work will be split between two offices, Idaho Department of Fish and Game's (IDFG) regional office and several Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) offices in the region. The position is expected to split it’s time between working with farmers, ranchers and other private landowners to enhance wildlife habitat on private lands throughout the Region with occasional work in other Regions. Primary duties will include outreach, plan development and monitoring of the State Acres For Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) as well as working with federal and NGO partners to implement projects benefiting upland gamebirds, deer and elk on private land. Primary Responsibilities: -Develops relationships with private landowners, writes plans, designs and implements projects on private lands -Work with USDA partners to implement federal Farm Bill programs for the benefit of wildlife and public recreation. -Works with regional staff to implement big game, upland game, waterfowl, furbearer, nongame, and habitat management programs. -Works with others to implement priority strategies and actions identified in Idaho's State Wildlife Action Plan. General Responsibilities: -May oversee and train employees in collecting wildlife population & habitat data. -Participates in conducting public meetings and hearings on habitat projects and wildlife regulations. -Designs and implements wildlife population & habitat data collection programs. -Responds to complaints concerning wildlife depredations -Conducts public outreach activities.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.) Please note: To minimally qualify for these positions, a candidate must have completed a master degree in wildlife management or closely related field OR completion of upper division coursework that resulted in a bachelor degree in wildlife management or a closely related field that includes courses in zoology, wildlife management techniques, wildlife habitat relationships, population dynamics and wildlife behavior AND professional field work equivalent to that received in a master degree program in wildlife management (typically two years). -Incumbents must be willing to participate in and to instruct hunting activities. -Some knowledge of forest management, range management, or agricultural wildlife habitat. -Experience developing, evaluating or implementing management plans or development plans, hunting regulations or species management plans. -Good knowledge of the ecology, habitat requirements, taxonomy, and population dynamics of wildlife. -Experience conducting wildlife field research to include the design, collection and analysis of wildlife data, writing a report of findings, and giving an oral presentation of project results. -A valid driver's license. In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for the position, the ideal candidate for the current opening will have experience working with private landowners or grazing leasees on habitat improvement projects and/or experience with Federal Farm Bill programs. Candidates who have such experience may be given additional consideration during interviews for the current opening in Lewiston. Please be sure to include any relevant experience that you have within your application material that you submit. How to Apply: Please apply online at the URL listed below. URL: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho/jobs/3799253/regional-wildlife-biologist-farm-bill-private-lands-coordinator Supplemental Questions: Please enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide in these questions. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses. Additional Comments: EEO/Veteran's Preference Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game!
Contact Person
Rachel Byington
Contact Phone
(208) 334-3773
Contact eMail
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