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Deer & Elk Program Coordinator

Natural Resource Program Coordinator

Department of Fish and Game

Open for Recruitment: September 8, 2017 - September 29, 2017
Announcement # 00850032857
Salary Range: $26.85+ per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Department of Fish and Game has an opening for a Deer & Elk Program Coordinator at our Headquarters in Boise.


  • Coordinate and implement statewide mule deer, white-tailed deer, and elk management programs, including species plan development, population monitoring efforts, harvest recommendations, depredation prevention, emergency winter feeding, and policy development.
  • Develop and direct program activities; plan and coordinate with public land managers, private landowners, sportsmen, and special interest groups, and elected officials to meet program goals.
  • Monitor trends in use and demands on resources; coordinate review of projects and programs; prepare technical reports and position statements.
  • Provide technical support and share technical data with other agencies; respond to inquiries from the media, sportsmen, other agencies, and the public on resource management programs.
  • Represent the Department on multi-agency committees and at various meetings with federal agencies, special interest groups, community and other state organizations, Native American tribes, and other governmental entities.
  • Provide technical assistance to Department management and regional staff on resource management programs and policies.
  • Prepare and manage statewide program budgets.
  • Routinely provide progress reports to the Fish and Game Commission.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience and education demonstrating considerable knowledge of wildlife ecology and management, particularly with deer and elk.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating wildlife management programs.
  • Experience with collaborative working relationships involving diverse stakeholders, including internal staff, sportsmen, land managers, and special interest groups.
  • Education and experience supervising others.
  • Experience preparing and monitoring a budget.

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"
  • Boise 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.

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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.