Environmental Staff Biologist

Location: 
Jerome
Application Period: 
1/30/2018 to 2/20/2018
Employment Type: 
Permanent - Full Time
Salary: 
$24.30+ per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

About the position

The Department of Fish and Game is seeking an Environmental Staff Biologist for our Magic Valley Regional office in Jerome. If you enjoy working outdoors 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!

General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill the current Environmental Staff Biologist position in Jerome and it may also be used to fill future statewide openings. If you have recently applied for Environmental Staff Biologist and you wish to be considered for the current opening in Jerome or future statewide openings, you will need to reapply. Previous scores will not used/merged.

Responsibilities:

This position's responsibilities include assessing proposed management actions on fish and wildlife and their habitats. The successful applicant will have the responsibility 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:

  • Experience demonstrating good knowledge of fish, wildlife, and/or habitat management practices.
  • Experience evaluating the impact of land use practices and natural processes on fish and wildlife habitats; developing and interpreting statistical data and formulas used in biological research; and evaluating and interpreting environmental documents and state and federal regulations for their effects on fish and wildlife, and providing written and oral analysis of findings.
  • Experience working with state and federal natural resource agencies and associated environmental laws. Include in your response if you have experience working with state and federal natural resource agencies involved in aquatic and terrestrial habitat conservation and protection; OR, if you have experience as a liaison with state and federal natural resource agencies on land and water management issues.
How to Apply

There is an examination to determine an applicant's eligibility. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. 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. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

Please apply online and take the qualifying examination at the URL listed below.

Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference.
Contact: 
Rachel Byington
Phone: 
(208) 334-3773
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)