Senior Wildlife Research Biologist

Application Period: 
12/21/2018 to 1/18/2019
Employment Type: 
Permanent - Full Time
$22.14 - $26.86 DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

About the position

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game currently has an opening for a Senior Wildlife Research Biologist.

Please Note: The work location for our Senior Wildlife Research Biologists is dependent upon research project needs. The current plan for this position's work location is for it to be located in Coeur d'Alene, but other Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional office locations may be considered.


  • Conduct field-based wildlife research, including developing research questions, study design, collecting data, performing statistical analyses, and writing appropriate reports and manuscripts.
  • Work with research team members to design and implement predator/prey projects to assess the impacts of predators on ungulate populations.
  • Hire, train, and supervise field crews.
  • Conduct ground- and aerial-based capture, census, and telemetry operations.
  • Organize and manage large databases.
  • Integrate and analyze GPS telemetry, habitat, landscape, and other data to answer important wildlife management questions.
  • The position is a balance between office based and field-based work.
  • Work closely with wildlife managers, wildlife research biologists, and others to develop relevant projects that contribute to overall state wildlife management.
  • Perform outreach to stakeholders.
  • Serve as a technical resource with the Department.

Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required)

  • Experience: demonstrating considerable knowledge of planning and conducting field research for wildlife projects, analyzing data and making recommendations to improve wildlife management; R programming, statistical and quantitative methods, modeling ecological systems, and spatial statistics with wildlife data; using results from applied wildlife research projects to make specific, practical recommendations to improve on-the-ground wildlife management. 

The ideal candidate for this position has a Ph.D. with strong communications skills in public forums, social media, and written correspondence. They are someone who can effectively work within a diverse team of research, management, and public personnel. They have experience designing and executing innovative noninvasive population monitoring programs and experience designing and executing investigations of predator-prey dynamics.

How to Apply

Please apply online at the URL listed below.

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