Regional Wildlife Biologist – Generalist – Idaho

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Salmon, Idaho
Job Category
Full time Positions
$23.49 - $31.32 per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!
Last Date to Apply
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking to fill an opening for Regional Wildlife Biologist - Generalist at our Salmon Regional Office in Salmon, 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. General Information: •This announcement will be used to fill the current Regional Wildlife Biologist - Generalist opening and may be used to fill future openings for the position of Regional Wildlife Biologist - Generalist in Salmon 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 - Generalist or possible future Regional Wildlife Biologist - Generalist positions in Salmon, you will need to apply to this announcement. Applications received under any other Regional Wildlife Biologist announcement will not be considered. •Regional Wildlife Biologists are required to ride in fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft. These positions involve walking and backpacking for several hours, operating trail bikes, and riding horses in rugged terrain; handling unsedated wild animals; working in extreme weather conditions; and lifting and carrying up to 65 pounds with or without accommodations. Responsibilities: •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. •Reviews environmental assessment reports and impact statements affecting area wildlife populations and habitats. •Monitors wildlife movements and activities. •Analyzes wildlife population & habitat data and writes reports. •Supervises and trains employees in collecting wildlife population & habitat data. •Participates in conducting public meetings and hearings on wildlife regulations. •Designs and implements wildlife population & habitat data collection programs. •Evaluates and reports on land and water acquisitions. •Develops relationships with private landowners, writes plans, and designs and implements projects on private lands. •Responds to complaints concerning wildlife depredations •Conducts public outreach activities.
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. How to Apply: Please apply online at the URL listed below. URL: 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.
Contact Person
Rachel Byington
Contact Phone
(208) 334-3773
Contact eMail
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