About the position
The Department of Fish and Game is currently recruiting for a Statewide Populations Monitoring Coordinator (Regional Wildlife Biologist) for our Headquarters in Boise.
**Please note this announcement will be used to fill the current opening for Statewide Populations Monitoring Coordinator (Regional Wildlife Biologist) at our Headquarters in Boise only. If you have applied under a prior job announcement with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for the position of Regional Wildlife Biologist and wish to be considered for this current opening in Boise, you will need to re-apply under this announcement and complete the supplemental questions. Applications received under any previous job announcement will not be considered.
- This position may be required to ride in small airplanes and helicopters. Regional Wildlife Biologist positions may 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 reasonable accommodations.
- Coordinates annual statewide deer and elk capture efforts to include organization, radio collar purchasing, inventory tracking and distribution, provide data quality assurance for monitoring data.
- Coordinates statewide deer, elk, and wolf camera monitoring efforts, including organization, equipment purchasing, inventory tracking and distribution, camera deployment, and data coordination and analysis.
- Analyzes population monitoring data and model populations.
- Participates in big game aerial surveys as needed.
- Assists with capture efforts as needed.
- Works with regional staff to implement big game management programs.
- Monitors wildlife movements and activities.
- Analyzes wildlife population data and writes reports.
- Trains employees in collecting wildlife population data.
- Designs and implements wildlife population data collection programs.
- Conducts public outreach activities.
Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)
Please note: To minimally qualify for this position, 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.
Minimum Qualification Specialty: (Additional qualification required only for the Statewide Populations Monitoring Coordinator (Regional Wildlife Biologist) position only.)
- Experience capturing and radio-collaring big game and monitoring big game populations
Please enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. 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 in these questions. 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)