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Environmental Staff Biologist

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is seeking an Environmental Staff Biologist to fill our current opening at our Southwest Regional Office in Nampa.
 
If you enjoy influencing the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources, working with people with diverse interests, have an analytical mind, good knowledge of fish and wildlife management practices, strong team and problem solving skills; the Environmental Staff Biologist is the job for you!

Responsibilities:
This position's responsibilities include assessing proposed management actions on fish and wildlife and their habitats. The successful applicant will be responsible for being familiar with site-specific fish and wildlife conditions and proposals, understanding the ecological and biological ramifications of management actions on fish and wildlife and their habitats, and effectively communicating both orally and in writing the management effects, alternatives, and proposed mitigation to agencies, professionals, and the public. Management actions most commonly evaluated include land use plans, housing development impacts, stream alterations, industrial and commercial developments, water rights, vegetation management including timber harvest, road construction, livestock grazing, and prescribed fire, hydro licensing, and transportation developments. The Environmental Staff Biologist position is responsible for coordinating with other IDFG regional fish and wildlife staff, is the point of contact for IDFG at the regional level, and is the primary resource person for the Regional Supervisor on all issues concerned with land use, state and federal land management, water rights, and compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required)
  • 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, and providing written and oral analysis of findings.

Minimum Qualification Specialty Area: (This qualification is required for the current opening)
  • Experience working with state and federal natural resource agencies and associated environmental laws. 

How to Apply:
Please apply online at the URL listed below.

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Supplemental Questions: 
Enter your responses to the supplemental questions in the space provided. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described in the typical guides 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.

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Salary:
$25.78 - $34.37 per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

Additional Comments:
EEO/Veteran's Preference