Wildlife Technician (Temporary Appt.) for Arizona Game and Fish Department



TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT / Full time / 37 weeks

FLSA-Non-Exempt / GRADE 16 (Hourly rate $14.20)

REQUISITION#53559 / CLOSING DATE: 02/09/2020

The Arizona Game & Fish Department is responsible for managing Arizona’s fish and wildlife resource as an enduring public trust. In addition, the Department is charged with promoting safe and responsible use of watercraft and off-highway vehicles. Funding is provided from the sale of licenses and permits; watercraft registration fees; federal excise taxes on firearms, fishing equipment, boats, and other sporting goods; State lottery revenues; donations on State income tax forms; and various contracts and grants. Department policy is set by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, whose five members are appointed by the Governor.  For more information, please visit our website at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.azgfd.gov&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cead510dcbcc041888a6d08d7a56d716f%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637159761795748050&sdata=p3PNnPjLJorxUfczQe1o0a2Dw56vq%2FCTTtVWLTj6TVI%3D&reserved=0.

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, duties will include performing a variety of technical and entry level professional wildlife work in support of biologists and project administrators.  Primary tasks will include field work for a Flat-tailed Horned Lizard Reproduction study in southern California, including using a portable ultrasound, harmonic radar and/or telemetry, tracking lizards in the sand, and entering and proofing data. Will assist with field data collection, project implementation and data entry for several current projects in Arizona including Mexican Garter Snake projects, horned lizard occupancy, herp inventories, and/or red squirrel surveys.  Additional duties will include off-road navigation on foot and by vehicle, equipment maintenance, and assisting in project management. The anticipated project timeline is 37 weeks to start March 2020.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate will have knowledge of wildlife and basic wildlife management techniques sufficient to perform the duties assigned; proper operation, maintenance and basic repair of field equipment and vehicles; problem solving techniques. The preferred candidate will be skilled in applying basic wildlife field work techniques, including knowledge of species identification and habitat requirements. The ideal candidate will have the skills to learn and apply more specific and/or advanced policies, procedures, and techniques, basic professional standard data collection, analysis, basic report preparation methods, and communicate verbally and in writing.   The candidate will have the ability to: interact with the public and apply public relations; work alone and as part of a team; able to work outdoors in primitive field conditions; hike, backpack and/or camp overnight for extended periods of time in hot environments. The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; OR two years of field experience equivalent to a Wildlife Assistant II.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.  Position requires possession of or ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program. Our work environment offers training opportunities and encourages career development.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.



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