Status: Full-time position
Location: Boise, ID ; Jerome, ID
Job Summary: The Niagara Habitat District opening will be stationed at the IDFG Magic Valley Regional Office in Jerome. This position is responsible for management of the Niagara Springs, Hagerman and Billingsley Creek Wildlife Management Areas, and for providing technical assistance with the Niagara Habitat District, including written comments regarding proposed Federal, State, and County projects. This position also includes working with private landowners, organizations, and public agencies to improve wildlife habitat on private and public lands in the Niagara Habitat District, and participating as the department's representative on relevant working groups and committees.
The Boise River Habitat District opening will be stationed at the Boise River Wildlife Management Area near Boise. This position is responsible for managing the Boise River Wildlife Management Area; providing technical assistance within the assigned Boise River Habitat District, including written comments regarding proposed Federal, State, County, and City projects; participating as the department representative in relevant working groups and committees; and working with private landowners and public agencies to improve wildlife habitat on private lands in the assigned habitat district.
This announcement will be used to fill the current openings and may be used to fill future statewide openings for Regional Wildlife Biologist - Habitat. If you have previously applied for a Regional Wildlife Biologist position and would like to be considered for these positions, you will need to apply to this announcement. Previous exam scores will not be merged.
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.
Qualifications: To minimally qualify for this position, 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, range management or agricultural wildlife habitat.
Experience: developing, evaluating or implementing management plans or development plans, hunting regulations or species management plans; conducting wildlife field research to include the design, collection and analysis of wildlife data, writing reports, and giving an oral presentation of project results.
A valid driver's license.
Duties: Designs, implements, and monitors wildlife habitat projects on department and/or private lands.
Designs and implements wildlife data collection programs.
Monitors wildlife movements and activities.
Prepares management work plans and annual reports for projects within assigned habitat district.
Evaluates and reports on land and water acquisitions for use as wildlife habitat or public access areas.
Reviews environmental assessment reports and impact statements affecting area wildlife populations.
Supervises and trains employees involved in habitat management activities; such as, operation and maintenance of department facilities, vegetation restoration, weed control, water level control, prescribed burning, and habitat inventory.
Participates in conducting public meetings and hearings on habitat projects and wildlife regulations.
Develop and maintain cooperative and successful relationships to effect habitat management within your region/district.
Participate in other regional wildlife management activities as requested.