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AZGFD Communications Specialist | Phoenix, AZ | Closes 12/12/2017

 

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AZGFD Natural Resources Communications Specialist

OPENING DATE: 12/05/2017

CLOSING DATE: 12/12/2017

DEPARTMENT: Arizona Game and Fish Dept.

JOB TYPE: Full Time/Permanent

SALARY: $27,110 – $48,695

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The position will be responsible for handling a wide range of emergency and routine communications from officers and non-commissioned employees, operating two-way radio equipment connected to a statewide microwave law enforcement network, ensuring safety of all officers and non-enforcement personnel via daily welfare checks on all active units.  The position will dispatch wildlife related calls to Game & Fish officers and employees. Performs tasks related to answering customer inquiries received via telephone or through correspondence; interacts with customers interpreting program information, rules regulations, laws, policy and procedures regarding hunting and fishing regulations and other wildlife related concerns. Answers calls from the public regarding nuisance wildlife and provides advice regarding the handling of nuisance wildlife.  Coordinates with other state, federal and local agencies to resolve criminal issues and in handling injury and non-injury vehicle/boat accidents, missing person searches, and other human welfare incidents and other emergency traffic via radio.

Assists U.S. Fish & Wildlife enforcement officers with ACJIS and NCIC inquiries and wildlife issues; enters, modifies, verifies, validates, retrieves and removes arrest warrant information from the NCIC/ACIC system;  interviews citizen callers on toll free lines for hunting, fishing, boating, animal depredation, and vandalism violations. Researches and prepares criminal history background information for internal investigations. The position will operate and monitor a computer system, performs computer internalizing procedures; reviews input/ output data, produces reports from files, ensures computer output conforms with operating standards and procedures; monitors the security of Department properties and personnel using video and computer surveillance.  Shifts will vary depending on staffing needs and will include weekends and holidays.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate will have knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles and processes for providing customer service and customer needs assessment, working knowledge of appropriate dispatching procedures, and use of communication equipment such as radio consoles, telephones, and computerized criminal justice warrant procedures. The candidate must be skilled to actively listen and interview, as well as the ability to convey information effectively, using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems and deductive reasoning in applying general rules to specific problems to produce the best solutions or actions.

The candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality of information, provide clear communications via air to ground and ground to ground radio equipment, handle varying and unpredictable situations, including emergency and crisis situations, work independently and multi-task and prioritize tasks. The ability to have attention to details is critical to this position. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of dispatcher operating techniques and procedures including Terminal Operator Certification, Arizona Game and Fish policies, procedures, and Title 17.  Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Terminal Operator Certifications are required.

A criminal background check is required prior to appointment. This position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.   Our work environment offers training opportunities and encourages career development.

 

Apply here: AZStateJobs

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AZGFD Terrestrial (Game) Specialist | Tucson, AZ | Closes 12/19/2017

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AZGFD Terrestrial (Game) Specialist

OPENING DATE: 12/05/2017

CLOSING DATE: 12/19/2017

DEPARTMENT: Arizona Game and Fish Dept.

JOB TYPE: Full Time/Permanent

SALARY: $36,814 – $65,827

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under general supervision of the Terrestrial Wildlife Program Manager, the Terrestrial Specialist position organizes, analyzes, conducts and coordinates a variety of wildlife projects within the region relating to the management of terrestrial wildlife.  Primary duties include planning, organizing and conducting wildlife surveys of big and small game, biological sampling, data analysis, habitat evaluations, big game check ins, special studies, and environmental inventories.  The position will play a lead role in regional coordination and implementation of terrestrial wildlife management projects along with habitat evaluation and project implementation.  The candidate will utilize statistical methods and automated data processing techniques in compiling and analysis of collected data and make recommendations and implement projects.  Develops work plans, EA checklists and grant proposals and expends funds and coordinates manpower needs ensuring adherence to Federal Aid and Department guidelines.  Will work directly with land management agencies and jurisdictions to accomplish wildlife related activities.    The Terrestrial Specialist will represent the Department in city, county, federal planning efforts associated with development and implementation of plans specific to wildlife and habitat related needs.  This position may oversee and train field crews of interns and temporary personnel.  The candidate will operate and maintain a variety of field equipment common to wildlife work.  This position may capture and handle wildlife following standardized protocols and may assist on various statewide research projects as assigned by the project supervisor.  Work hours may be irregular, and may include working weekends, holidays and/or at night.  This position will perform additional research related duties as assigned by the project supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate will have knowledge of/in: experimental and scientific research concepts and be able to follow standardized field protocols; wildlife management techniques; scientific data collection procedures; report writing techniques; basic GIS mapping techniques.  The preferred candidate will have an understanding of and experience with wildlife identification (by sight, sound, and tracks); survey, capture, and handling of wildlife; ground and aerial VHF telemetry tracking; mathematics and statistics; restoration ecology; and GIS mapping experience.  The candidate must have the ability to work both independently and as part of a restoration team, have the knowledge to use various field equipment (i.e. compasses, GPS units, telemetry receivers, trailers, remotely triggered cameras, OHVs, and 4 wheel drive vehicles), and write basic agency reports and data summaries.

The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and preferably at least two years of field experience equivalent to a Wildlife Technician.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions

Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.   Our work environment offers training opportunities and encourages career development.

 

Apply Here: AZStateJobs

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Register online for the 2018 JAM

Online registration is open!!

 

> REGISTER HERE <

 

51st Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapter of the Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society

Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:00 AM –
Saturday, February 03, 2018 12:00 PM (Arizona Time)

Little America Hotel
(928) 779-7900
2515 E Butler Ave
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
United States

 

> Book your hotel room at Little America with the Group Rate, here. <

 

For Registration Questions, contact: 

Andrew Jones
Wildlife Specialist
Research Branch
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Phone: 623-236-7992
Email: AJones@azgfd.gov

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