About the position
PLEASE NOTE: This announcement will remain open until the position has been filled. Applications will be periodically reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit their applications as soon as possible.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is seeking a State Wildlife Game Manager to join our Wildlife Bureau. The incumbent for this position has primary responsibility for management of all game species. They will develop, propose, and implement wildlife game management policy and hunting & trapping regulations and seasons. They lead the harvest season-setting process among seven administrative regions and make recommendations to the Director and presents Department recommendations to the Fish and Game Commission.
- Manages staff and activities of statewide wildlife management programs.
- Develops and proposes program direction and wildlife management policy.
- Hires subordinate managers and staff, assigns work, and evaluates performance.
- Reviews, recommends adjustments to, and monitors program budgets.
- Assesses training needs and coordinates training.
- Directs formulation of rules and recommends rule, policy, and statute changes to executive management.
- Provides technical assistance to executive staff, regional operations, and other groups.
- Collaborates and coordinates with department research program staff, regional staff, and outside entities on wildlife research and monitoring activities.
- Responds to requests for information to and presents testimony before the Fish and Game Commission, legislative committees, special interest groups, and the general public.
- Coordinates preparation of Federal Aid in wildlife restoration grant applications and reports.
- Supervises wildlife diversity program manager and staff responsible for implementation of State Wildlife Action Plan.
- Coordinates and directs teams in development of species management plans.
- Conduct public outreach and public input processes on rule-making, wildlife management and planning, hunting and trapping, and hunter opinions through targeted surveys, open houses and public meetings, news media, social media platforms, harvest season brochures, and one-on-one dialogue with constituents.
- Engage in outreach in partnership with other IDFG staff across wildlife, communications, and enforcement bureaus, legal staff, executive leadership, and University of Idaho Natural Resources Human Dimensions staff.
- Contributes to development and revision of state Administrative Rules, including concept development, drafting of rule language, negotiation rule-making, public involvement and input analysis, and final recommendations.
Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)
PLEASE NOTE: In order to minimally qualify for this position, an applicant must have successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and has at least three years of professional experience demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of wildlife management practices and research methodology to include life history, ecology, habitat requirements and population dynamics of wildlife OR a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and has at least five years of professional experience demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of wildlife management practices and research methodology to include life history, ecology, habitat requirements and population dynamics of wildlife. Additionally, an applicant must have at least three years of experience supervising professional level wildlife staff and developing and monitoring a program budget.
- Experience demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of: wildlife management practices and research methodology to include life history, ecology, habitat requirements and population dynamics of wildlife.
- Experience: analyzing wildlife management program issues and making recommendations.
- Experience supervising a wildlife staff.
- Experience developing and monitoring a program budget.
Enter your response (customized resume) to the supplemental question in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described in the typical guides to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information 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 resume. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your response.
To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:
- 'We are the Idaho Fish & Game' (video)