About the position
The Department of Fish and Game is recruiting Regional Wildlife Biologists for current and future statewide openings.
Our Regional Wildlife Biologists are the stewards of Idaho's wildlife, who along with their passion for the outdoors, use their education and experience to help further our commitment to ensuring the future of Idaho's wildlife. We are responsible for preserving, protecting, perpetuating, and managing Idaho's wildlife resources.
The Department will use the register developed from this announcement to fill the current openings and future statewide openings for the following Regional Wildlife Biologist roles:
- Regional Wildlife Diversity Biologist
- Regional Wildlife Biologist - Farm Bill Coordinator
- Regional Wildlife Habitat Biologist
- Regional Wildlife Biologist/Landowner-Sportsmen Coordinator
- Regional Wildlife Population Biologist
The current vacancies are for:
- Regional Wildlife Population Biologist (Idaho Falls)
- Regional Wildlife Habitat Biologist (Lewiston)
- Wildlife Regional Biologists are required to ride in small airplanes and helicopters. These positions involve walking and backpacking for several hours, operating trail bikes, and riding horses in rugged terrain; handling unsedated wild animals; working in extreme weather conditions; and lifting and carrying up to 65 pounds with or without accommodations.
- Works with regional staff to implement big game, upland game, waterfowl, furbearer, nongame, and habitat management programs.
- Reviews environmental assessment reports and impact statements affecting area wildlife populations.
- Monitors wildlife movements and activities.
- Analyzes wildlife population & habitat data and writes reports.
- Supervises and trains employees in collecting wildlife population & habitat data.
- Participates in conducting public meetings and hearings on wildlife regulations.
- Designs and implements wildlife population & habitat data collection programs.
- Works with others to implement priority strategies and actions identified in Idaho's State Wildlife Action Plan
- Evaluates and reports on land and water acquisitions
- Develops relationships with private landowners, writes plans, and designs and implements projects on private lands.
- Responds to complaints concerning wildlife depredations.
- Conducts public outreach activities.
Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required)
Please note: To minimally qualify for these positions, a candidate must have completed a master degree in wildlife management or closely related field OR completion of upper division coursework that resulted in a bachelor degree in wildlife management or a closely related field that includes courses in zoology, wildlife management techniques, wildlife habitat relationships, population dynamics and wildlife behavior AND professional field work equivalent to that received in a master degree program in wildlife management (typically two years).
- Incumbents must be willing to participate in and to instruct hunting activities.
- Some knowledge of forest management, range management, or agricultural wildlife habitat.
- Experience developing, evaluating or implementing management plans or development plans, hunting regulations or species management plans.
- Good knowledge of the ecology, habitat requirements, taxonomy, and population dynamics of wildlife.
- Experience conducting wildlife field research to include the design, collection and analysis of wildlife data, writing a report of findings, and giving an oral presentation of project results.
- A valid driver's license.
MQ Specialty Area: (This is an additional qualification required for Regional Wildlife Biologist/Landowner-Sportsmen Coordinator positions only)
- Experience working with private landowners on private land access programs, depredations, or habitat improvement projects.