About the position
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is seeking an Environmental Staff Biologist to fill our current opening at our Clearwater Regional Office in Lewiston.
If you enjoy influencing the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources, working with people with diverse interests, have an analytical mind, good knowledge of fish and wildlife management practices, strong team and problem solving skills; the Environmental Staff Biologist is the job for you!
- Please note that the register established will be used to fill the current Environmental Staff Biologist opening in Lewiston and it may be used to fill future statewide openings. If you have applied under any previous job announcement with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for the position of Environmental Staff Biologist and wish to be considered for the current opening or possible future statewide openings, you will need to re-apply under this current announcement. Applications received under a previous job announcement will not be considered.
- We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are ten paid holidays in a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple saving plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more.
This position's responsibilities include assessing proposed management actions on fish and wildlife and their habitats. The successful applicant will be responsible for being familiar with site-specific fish and wildlife conditions and proposals, understanding the ecological and biological ramifications of management actions on fish and wildlife and their habitats, and effectively communicating both orally and in writing the management effects, alternatives, and proposed mitigation to agencies, professionals, and the public. Management actions most commonly evaluated include land use plans, housing development impacts, stream alterations, industrial and commercial developments, water rights, vegetation management including timber harvest, road construction, livestock grazing, and prescribed fire, hydro licensing, and transportation developments. The Environmental Staff Biologist position is responsible for coordinating with other IDFG regional fish and wildlife staff, is the point of contact for IDFG at the regional level, and is the primary resource person for the Regional Supervisor on all issues concerned with land use, state and federal land management, water rights, and compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required)
- Experience demonstrating good knowledge of fish, wildlife, conservation biology, plant ecology, and/or habitat management practices.
- Experience evaluating the impact of land use practices and natural processes on habitats, developing and interpreting statistical data and formulas used in biological research; and evaluating and interpreting environmental documents, state and federal regulations, and providing written and oral analysis of findings.
Minimum Qualification Specialty Area: (This qualification is required for the current opening)
- Experience working with state and federal natural resource agencies and associated environmental laws.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for the position, the ideal candidate for the current opening will have experience evaluating land and water developments to determine impact on fish resources; collecting, evaluating, and interpreting statistical and other data relating to fishery research or fishery management, and writing reports of findings. 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.
Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described in the typical guides for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. 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.
To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:
- 'We are the Idaho Fish & Game' (video)