Status: Full-time position
Job Summary: The Department of Fish and Game is seeking a Regional Wildlife Biologist - Population for our Magic Valley Regional office in Jerome and the Panhandle Regional office in Coeur d'Alene.
Regional Wildlife Biologists are required to ride in single engine airplanes and helicopters. These positions may involve walking and backpacking for several hours, operating trail bikes, and riding horses in rugged terrain, handling unsedated wild animals, working in extreme weather conditions, and lifting and carrying up to 65 pounds.
Qualifications: Incumbents must be willing to participate and to instruct in hunting activities.
Knowledge of forest management, range management, or agricultural wildlife habitat.
Experience developing, evaluating or implementing management plans or development plans, hunting regulations or species management plans.
Knowledge of the ecology, habitat requirements, taxonomy, and population dynamics of wildlife.
Experience conducting wildlife field research to include the design, collection and analysis of wildlife data, writing a report of findings, and giving an oral presentation of project results.
A valid driver's license
Duties: Design and implement wildlife data collection programs.
Monitor wildlife movements and activities.
Prepare management plans for wildlife programs in an assigned region.
Review environmental assessment reports and impact statements affecting area wildlife populations.
Analyze wildlife population data and write reports.
Supervise and train employees in collecting wildlife population and habitat data.
Participate in conducting public meetings and hearings on wildlife regulations.
Respond to complaints concerning wildlife depredations.
Conduct public outreach activities.