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
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.
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.
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