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Deer & Elk Program Coordinator (Natural Resource Program Coordinator)

Please Note: The closing date for this announcement has been extended. The new closing date is Friday, October 13, 2017.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has an opening for a Deer & Elk Program Coordinator at our Headquarters in Boise.


  • Coordinate and implement statewide mule deer, white-tailed deer, and elk management programs, including species plan development, population monitoring efforts, harvest recommendations, depredation prevention, emergency winter feeding, and policy development.
  • Develop and direct program activities; plan and coordinate with public land managers, private landowners, sportsmen, and special interest groups, and elected officials to meet program goals.
  • Monitor trends in use and demands on resources; coordinate review of projects and programs; prepare technical reports and position statements.
  • Provide technical support and share technical data with other agencies; respond to inquiries from the media, sportsmen, other agencies, and the public on resource management programs.
  • Represent the Department on multi-agency committees and at various meetings with federal agencies, special interest groups, community and other state organizations, Native American tribes, and other governmental entities.
  • Provide technical assistance to Department management and regional staff on resource management programs and policies.
  • Prepare and manage statewide program budgets.
  • Routinely provide progress reports to the Fish and Game Commission.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience and education demonstrating considerable knowledge of wildlife ecology and management, particularly with deer and elk.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating wildlife management programs.
  • Experience with collaborative working relationships involving diverse stakeholders, including internal staff, sportsmen, land managers, and special interest groups.
  • Education and experience supervising others.
  • Experience preparing and monitoring a budget.
How to Apply:

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

Please apply online and take the qualifying examination at the URL listed below.


Salary: $26.85+ per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

Additional Comments:

EEO/Veterans Preference