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Regional Wildlife Biologist/Landowner Sportsmen Coordinator

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
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General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill the current opening in Pocatello and may be used to fill future statewide openings for Regional Wildlife Biologist/Landowner Sportsmen Coordinator. If you previously applied for Biologist, Wildlife Regional/Landowner Sportsmen Coordinator and are would like to be considered for this position, you must apply to this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

  • 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.


  • Respond to complaints concerning wildlife depredations.

  • Develop partnerships with farmers and ranchers experiencing wildlife depredations and provides solutions to minimize losses; designs and implements data collection programs to estimate yield losses.

  • Design and implement research to address depredation and landowner/sportsman issues.

  • Develop positive relationships between landowners, sportsmen, and the Department.

  • Participate in conducting public meetings and hearing on wildlife regulations.

  • Participate in aerial survey counts and classification of ungulate populations.

  • Monitor wildlife movements and activities; design and implement wildlife data collection programs.

  • Administer a private lands access program for hunters and fishermen.

  • Administer portions of private lands habitat improvement programs. 
    Supervise and train employees in depredation management and collection of data on wildlife use and crop damage.

  • Participate in conducting public meetings and hearings on wildlife regulations.

  • Participate in aerial survey counts and classification of ungulate populations.

  • As time permits: monitor wildlife movements and activities; design and implement wildlife data collection programs.


Please Note:  To minimally qualify for these positions, 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).

  • Experience demonstrating good knowledge of ecology, habitat requirements, taxonomy, and population dynamics of wildlife.

  • Some 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.

  • 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.

  • Experience working with private landowners on private land access programs, depredations, or habitat improvement projects.

  • Willing to participate and instruct in hunting activities.

  • Possess a valid driver's license.

  • Design and implement wildlife data collection programs.

Additional consideration may be given at time of interview to qualifying candidates that have education and/or work related experience in agriculture, Geographical Information System (GIS) software, Access databases, and statistical software packages. If you have education and/or experience in any of these subjects, please be sure to describe that education and/or experience in the resume section of your application.


There is an exam 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 test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

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$20.87+ per hour DOE
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How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the application checklist and the examination for this position.

When completing your online application information for the current openings, please select:

  • Department of Fish and Game under "Agencies"

  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"

  • Pocatello and/or any other cities that you are willing to accept employment 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.