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Regional Wildlife Population Biologist

Biologist, Wildlife Regional

Department of Fish and Game

Open for Recruitment: April 19, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Announcement # 00835095358
Salary Range: $21.50+ per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Lewiston

The Department of Fish and Game is seeking to fill an opening for Regional Wildlife Population Biologist at our Clearwater Regional office in Lewiston.

General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill the current opening and may be used to fill future statewide openings for Regional Wildlife Population Biologist. If you have applied for a previously posted announcement for a Regional Wildlife Population Biologist and would like to be considered for this position or future statewide openings, you will need to apply to this announcement.  Previous exam scores will not be merged/used.
  • Wildlife Regional Biologists are required to ride in fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft. These positions 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 accommodations.


  • Designs and implements wildlife data collection programs.
  • Monitors wildlife movements and activities.
  • Prepares management plans for wildlife programs in an assigned region.
  • Reviews environmental assessment reports and impact statements affecting area wildlife populations.
  • Analyzes wildlife population data and writes reports.
  • Supervises and trains employees in collecting wildlife population and habitat data.
  • Participates in conducting public meetings and hearings on wildlife regulations.
  • Responds to complaints concerning wildlife depredations.
  • Conducts public outreach activities.
Minimum Qualifications:

Please Note:  To minimally qualify for these positions, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (See question # 6 on the examination).


There is an exam to determine an applicant's eligibility. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. 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. 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. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the examination for this position, click on the Preview Exam link below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select the following:

  •  Department of Fish and Game under "Agencies"
  •  Full Time under "Job Type/Shift" 
  •  Lewiston and/or any other cities where you are willing to accept employment under "Cities"

When completing or updating your online application information, please complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.) Without this information the hiring agency may not be able to contact you for an interview.

Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed under the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time.  Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the candidates being considered.

Thank you for applying with Department of Fish and Game!


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Some jobs may entail working overtime. It is the Department's policy to provide compensatory time off instead of cash for any overtime worked.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.