Status: Full-time position
Salary: $23.36 - $31.15 per hour
Job Summary: The Department of Fish and Game has an opening for a Wildlife Staff Biologist located in southern Idaho. This position has responsibility for the coordination of the Mule Deer Initiative (MDI). The MDI is a statewide program with emphasis in southern and eastern Idaho. The MDI coordinator is responsible for planning, administration, and implementation of the MDI program objectives.
Qualifications: Experience demonstrating good knowledge of fish, wildlife, conservation biology, plant ecology and/or habitat management practices.
Experience evaluating the impact of land use practices and natural processes on habitats; developing and interpreting statistical data and formulas used in biological research; and evaluating and interpreting environmental documents, state and federal regulations for their effects on fish and wildlife, and providing written and oral analysis of findings.
Some knowledge and experience developing and coordinating management activities to benefit wildlife.
Duties: Design and plan program activities to benefit mule deer and mule deer hunting.
Provide outreach to affected interests related to activities and accomplishments.
Facilitate implementation of cooperative habitat projects on federal, state, and private land.
Coordinate implementation of program activities with regional personnel, city, state and federal agencies, sportsmen organizations, private landowners, and elected officials.
Develop partnerships and seek opportunities to leverage funding to accomplish MDI objectives.
Function as a liaison between the Department of Fish & Game and special interest groups dedicated to mule deer conservation.
Provide progress reports to the Fish & Game Commission.
Assist in development of harvest management recommendations.
Supervise temporary staff.