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Department of Fish and Game

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Boise, ID


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Business Manager

Program Manager

Department of Fish and Game

Open for Recruitment: April 13, 2017 - May 4, 2017
Announcement # 09047002156
Salary Range: $30.00+ per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Department of Fish and Game is currently recruiting for a Business Manager.  The Business Manager will develop and implement a coordinated business framework integrating marketing components of customer support and sales data, advertising, public relations/outreach, market research, and media planning to develop strategies to influence product pricing/distribution and sales.  This position will report directly to the Deputy Director of Operations and have the responsibility of building interdepartmental teams to manage critical aspects of business management.


  • Direct department marketing efforts and act as liaison between department bureaus and committees to advance marketing strategies, streamline department processes, and increase revenue.
  • Chair the Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) Committee and Marketing Committee and has the responsibility to manage and direct the scope and delivery of each component.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to increase public awareness of the IDFG brand as the premium wildlife conservation organization in Idaho.
  • Research, implement, and maintain a Customer Relations Management (CRM) or similar program.
  • Use big data analytics to explore and understand IDFG customer sales data to identify trends and opportunities related to business and marketing issues and develop data based strategies to increase unit sales and achieve department revenue goals.
  • Coordinate and leverage state programs and initiatives with regional or national R3 programs.
  • Develop and enhance relationships with sporting industry partners.
  • Compile and disseminate implementation methods and results in formats appropriate to various users and make presentations of findings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Competency in management and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Good knowledge of marketing principles (sales, public relations) including social media, advertising and research methods.
  • Good knowledge of project management.
  • Experience analyzing complex management issues and developing recommendations for improvement.
  • Experience conducting fact-finding interviews and interpreting statistical and narrative information.
  • Experience preparing oral and written reports of study findings and recommendations.
  • Experience using spreadsheet software (such as Excel, Statistica, SPSS, SAS) to perform data analysis.
  • Experience using data warehouse query tools (such as Business Objects or Micro Strategies).

The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of fishing and hunting, the desires and motivations of outdoor enthusiasts, and the value of professionally managed fish and wildlife to provide a basis for sustainable resource management and the resulting economic benefit to Idaho.  Personal experience that demonstrates an understanding of Idaho's rich outdoor heritage and its relationship to fishing, hunting, and trapping is beneficial.  Exceptional candidates will have an understanding of the user pay, North American Model of wildlife management and its importance to the fiscal solvency of a state fish and game agency.


There is an exam (resume review) to determine an applicant's eligibility. It is essential that your customized resume emphasize education, experience and positions held that are directly related to the minimum qualifications for this position.  It should include detailed information, including dates, regarding education and experience.  You must have the minimum level of experience or education described to qualify for this position.  Scoring will be based on the information that you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is required to pass. 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.

After completing the Application Checklist and Exam, please email a cover letter and resume to IDFG Human Resource Officer, Gina Hodge at

Please Note: You must complete the online application and exam to be considered of this position.

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

  • Department of Fish and Game under "Agency"
  • 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.

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!


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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.