About the position
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has a great opportunity for a fish and wildlife professional to become part of a great team in providing a leadership role in the department's Technical Assistance Program at our Headquarters in Boise.
- Coordinate activities of the department's Environmental Staff Biologists (ESB) stationed in Regional Offices with implementation of the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), which involves analysis of and mitigation recommendations for potential impacts to Idaho fish and wildlife resources from a wide variety of actions including for example legislation, land and water use and management, transportation, commercial and residential development, natural resource extraction, mineral and energy development, land uses (e.g., livestock grazing and forestry), and recreation.
- Manage the department's input into coordinated state agency reviews, comments, and recommendations for project proposals by fostering a team approach and leveraging the expertise of ESBs and statewide department staff.
- Contribute to the development and dissemination of the department's TAP procedures in coordination with ESBs with emphasis on terrestrial resources for the following priority subject matters:
- Federal land and resource planning and management including timber management and livestock grazing.
- Nation Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and associated federal processes.
- Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance and processes.
- Non-federal hydroelectric project licensing and compliance through Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) processes.
- Represent the department on interagency technical advisory teams and committees.
- Facilitate a TAP team approach including for example arranging team trainings, coordinating workloads, supporting regional technical assistance tasks, and aiding communications with other state and federal agencies.
- Develop, track, and manage Headquarters and Regional TAP budgets.
- Coordinate TAP with the department's Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) and Big Game Movements and Migration Program.
Minimum Qualification: (This qualification is required.)
- Experience demonstrating considerable knowledge of wildlife and/or fisheries management.
Desirable Qualifications: (These qualifications are not required. However, if you do have related experience in this area, then additional credit will be given.)
- Experience participating in collaborative processes involving diverse and often conflicting interests to address natural resource management issues, including participation by state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, Native American Tribes, and the public.
- Experience preparing, reviewing, and commenting on NEPA analyses and documentation including for example Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and Resource Management Plans.
- Knowledge of the following natural resource legislation:
- Federal Power Act.
- Federal Land Policy and Management Act.
- Idaho Forest Practices Act.
- Experience preparing and monitoring a budget.
Ideal candidates will have the experience listed below, additional consideration may be given during interviews to candidates who demonstrate this experience, so please be certain to include any relevant information within your application:
- Considerable knowledge and experience with regulatory processes including the evaluation of potential impacts to fish and wildlife resources and development of mitigation recommendations.
- Considerable knowledge and experience with ESA-related processes.
- Analyzing and summarizing tabular and spatial datasets.
- Demonstrated abilities with the following interpersonal relationship skills:
- Collaborative team coordination and building.
- Socio-political awareness and diplomacy.
- Experience with the following administrative tasks:
- Budget management.
- Professional staff supervision.
The supplemental questions for this position are an evaluation of your related training and experience. To qualify for this position, you must meet the minimum requirement for supplemental question #1. Failure to meet the required minimum qualification will disqualify your entire application. Supplemental questions #2 - #5 are desirable qualifications and are not required, however if you have related education and/or experience additional credit may be awarded. The minimum criteria to meet a qualification is outlined in the typical guide under the questions. The scoring for each question will be based on the information that you provide. A higher rating may be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so please take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. Attach your customized resume in the attachment section of your application or in supplemental question #6. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses.
Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game!