The wildlife manager as part of the Wildlife Division is responsible for the conservation and management of Montana's 600+ species of wild animals and their habitat. The Wildlife Division manages animals legislatively categorized as big game, nongame, migratory game birds, upland game, furbearers, and threatened and endangered species. Responsibilities within the Wildlife Division fall into four major themes: Wildlife Management, Habitat, Access, and Wildlife Conflict Prevention. Program staff in Helena develops program priorities in conjunction with Regional staff in seven administrative regions, who then implement the program at the field level. The wildlife manager based in Billings for Region 5 is responsible for the supervision, administration, implementation and evaluation of the wildlife management program at the regional level and to collaborate with all regional staff to meet regional objectives. The region encompasses all or portions of the following counties: Petroleum, Fergus, Musselshell, Golden Valley, Wheatland, Meagher, Yellowstone, Bighorn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, and Park. The manager supervises four area biologists, an access coordinator, and two wildlife specialists.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Natural Resources Management, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and at least 5 years of job-related experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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