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Regional Wildlife Biologist - Diversity

Biologist, Wildlife Regional

Department of Fish and Game

Open for Recruitment: February 26, 2018 - March 19, 2018
Announcement # 00835098950
Salary Range: $21.50+ per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Nampa

The Department of Fish and Game is seeking to fill a Regional Wildlife Biologist opening in the Wildlife Management Program in Southwest Idaho to work with implementing the State Wildlife Action Plan and other wildlife management activities.  

General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill the current opening in Nampa and may also be used to fill future statewide openings for Regional Wildlife Biologist-Diversity.
  • These positions may be filled from an open competitive or a department promotional hiring list.
  • These positions may involve walking and backpacking for several hours, operating trail bikes, 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 reasonable accommodations.


  • Implement Idaho's State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) at a regional (local) level.
  • Contribute to larger scale (multi-regional/statewide) programmatic priorities.
  • Assist other regional staff with implementation of big game, upland game, waterfowl and furbearer management programs.
  • Coordinate, design, and conduct wildlife surveys (including aerial surveys) with an emphasis on Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Idaho's SWAP.
  • Generally maintain a broad-based, multi-species inventory, survey, conservation and management program.
  • Analyze wildlife population data and write reports.
  • Serve as point of contact to local conservation partners for on-the-ground delivery of SWAP objectives.
  • Submit species data to statewide databases.
  • Reviews environmental assessment reports and impact statements affecting area wildlife populations.
  • Identify wildlife habitat needs/opportunities and help implement appropriate habitat management or restoration projects with an emphasis on benefitting high priority species in Idaho's SWAP.
  • Participate on interagency committees and local working groups involving wildlife issues.
  • Develop interagency ESA Section 6 and Challenge Cost Share projects for SWAP species and their habitats.
  • Participate in planning and policy development for nongame and game species.
  • Supervise and train temporary employees in collecting wildlife data.
  • Conducts public outreach activities.
  • Participate in other regional wildlife management activities as requested.

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 and to instruct in hunting activities.
  • Experience demonstrating good knowledge of the ecology, habitat requirements, taxonomy, and population dynamics of wildlife.
  • Some 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.
  • 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.


There is an examination 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 examination 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"
  • Nampa and/or any other cities that 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 the 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.