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Environmental Staff Biologist

Biologist, Staff

Department of Fish and Game

Open for Recruitment: January 30, 2018 - February 20, 2018
Announcement # 00836024855
Salary Range: $24.30+ per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Jerome, Statewide

The Department of Fish and Game is seeking an Environmental Staff Biologist for our Magic Valley Regional office in Jerome. If you enjoy working outdoors with people with diverse interests, have an analytical mind, good knowledge of fish and wildlife management practices, strong team and problem solving skills; the Environmental Staff Biologist is the job for you!

General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill the current Environmental Staff Biologist position in Jerome and it may also be used to fill future statewide openings. If you have recently applied for Environmental Staff Biologist and you wish to be considered for the current opening in Jerome or future statewide openings, you will  need to reapply. Previous scores will not used/merged.


This position's responsibilities include assessing proposed management actions on fish and wildlife and their habitats. The successful applicant will have the responsibility for being familiar with site-specific fish and wildlife conditions and proposals, understanding the ecological and biological ramifications of management actions on fish and wildlife and their habitats, and effectively communicating both orally and in writing the management effects, alternatives, and proposed mitigation to agencies, professionals, and the public. Management actions most commonly evaluated include land use plans, housing development impacts, stream alterations, industrial and commercial developments, water rights, vegetation management including timber harvest, road construction, livestock grazing, and prescribed fire, hydro licensing, and transportation developments. The Environmental Staff Biologist position is responsible for coordinating with other IDFG regional fish and wildlife staff, is the point of contact for IDFG at the regional level, and is the primary resource person for the Regional Supervisor on all issues concerned with land use, state and federal land management, water rights, and compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience demonstrating good knowledge of fish, wildlife, and/or habitat management practices.
  • Experience evaluating the impact of land use practices and natural processes on fish and wildlife habitats; developing and interpreting statistical data and formulas used in biological research; and evaluating and interpreting environmental documents and state and federal regulations for their effects on fish and wildlife, and providing written and oral analysis of findings.
  • Experience working with state and federal natural resource agencies and associated environmental laws. Include in your response if you have experience working with state and federal natural resource agencies involved in aquatic and terrestrial habitat conservation and protection; OR, if you have experience as a liaison with state and federal natural resource agencies on land and water management issues.


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 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 Preview Exam below. You will not be able to test from this screen. If you wish to take the exam, follow the instructions under "How to Apply".

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the application checklist and the examination for this position.

When completing your online application information for the current openings, please select:

  • Department of Fish and Game under "Agencies,"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Jerome and/or any other cities where you are willing to accept employment under "Cities" 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.