The Arizona Game & Fish Department is responsible for managing Arizona’s fish and wildlife resource as an enduring public trust. In addition, the Department is charged with promoting safe and responsible use of watercraft and off-highway vehicles. Funding is provided from the sale of licenses and permits; watercraft registration fees; federal excise taxes on firearms, fishing equipment, boats, and other sporting goods; State lottery revenues; donations on State income tax forms; and various contracts and grants. Department policy is set by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, whose five members are appointed by the Governor. For more information, please visit our website at www.azgfd.gov.
This position assists with field operations for the Department’s Boating Access and Aids to Navigation Programs to enhance safe boating and boating access on waterways to the public. Responsibilities include operation, installation and maintenance of navigational markers at more than 17 waterways in Arizona. Conducts day to day field activities with or without direct supervision. Travels to and from waterways transporting materials and supplies. Duties include maintaining and inventorying assigned equipment and materials, construction and maintenance of different boat and fishing docks and other boating access facilities, assisting with boating enforcement projects, record keeping and providing technical assistance to other Department work units and various local, state and federal agencies with water-related wildlife management activities. Exercises discretion in marking hazards in the interest of public safety. Safely operates a variety of watercraft, vehicles, and specialized equipment and tools. Completes and submits timely, required department records and documentation. Attends and participates in department training and meetings as required. Work schedule will vary depending on project demand. Position will require statewide travel and may include camping in remote areas for extended periods of time with seasonal exposure to hot, cold, and wet weather conditions. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The candidate must have knowledge of/in: boating laws and regulations; watercraft operation; vehicle (four-wheel drive) and OHV operation; truck and trailer towing; swimming and snorkeling; topographical map reading; buoy and mooring tackle installation in differing water depths; US Aids to Navigation System; sonar graphs, depth finders and GPS receivers; various power and hand tools; basic first aid and CPR techniques. The candidate must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have two years of work experience in outdoor construction, maintenance, and watercraft operation.
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.
The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:
- Participation in the nationally recognized Arizona State Retirement System
- Superior health care options
- Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available)
- Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available
- Many more benefit programs are available
For more information on the benefits available to State of Arizona employees, including plan descriptions, wait periods and cost, please visit www.benefitoptions.az.gov.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
To apply visit azstatejobs.gov and search for job by ID 15993