New Job Wildlife Staff Biologist - Greater Sage Grouse & Columbian Sharp-Tailed Grouse In Idaho

Wildlife Staff Biologist - Greater Sage Grouse & Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wildlife Staff Biologist - Greater Sage Grouse & Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse

Wildlife Staff Biologist - Greater Sage Grouse & Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse

Company : State of Idaho
Salary : $27.08 - $36.11 an hour
Location : Idaho

Full Description


The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking a Wildlife Staff Biologist for our Wildlife Bureau at our Headquarters in Boise. This position will have primary responsibility for management of Greater Sage Grouse and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse. It will also provide staff support for other species and projects in the Wildlife Bureau. The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of the principles of upland game birds and sage grouse population dynamics and management.

General Information:

  • We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are ten paid holidays in a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple saving plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more.

Example of Duties


  • Statewide lead on sage-grouse and sharp-tailed grouse data collection and management (including lek, observations, telemetry, and harvest data).
  • Statewide lead on sage-grouse and sharp-tailed grouse population use and management data, collection and analyses.
  • Develop department sage-grouse and sharp-tailed grouse hunting season recommendations.
  • Lead the department's implementation of the Governor's Sage-grouse Conservation Alternative.
  • Coordinating rule-making activities with regional personnel and external interested parties.
  • Monitoring trends in use and demands on resources; coordinating review of projects and programs; preparing technical reports and position statements.
  • Providing technical support and sharing technical data with other agencies; responding to inquiries from the media, sportsmen, other agencies, conservation organizations, and the public on resource management programs.
  • Representing the department on multi-agency committees, technical working groups, and at various meetings with federal agencies, special interest groups, community and other state organizations, Native American tribes, and other governmental entities.
  • Providing technical assistance and programmatic support to department staff on resource management and conservation programs and policies.
  • Preparing and managing statewide program budgets.
  • Routinely providing reports to the Fish & Game Commission.

Minimum Qualifications

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 a written and oral analysis of findings.
Minimum Qualifications Specialty Areas: (These qualifications are required for the current opening.)
  • Experience in regulation development and long-term game management planning.
  • Experience with species conservation and management planning, and harvest regulation development, preferably related to sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse or other upland game birds.

Supplemental Information

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.

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:

Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game!


Idaho Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25
Boise, Idaho 83707


If you have questions,
please contact us at:

[email protected]

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