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Exmpt HF 100% Federal Funds



Game and Fish Department

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Jun 01, 2009


Develops short and long range goals and objectives for the Big Game Program; evaluates results and effectiveness of big game program activities, and projects; evaluates needs and desires of other agencies, user groups, recreationists and other special interest groups; writes, edits, and/or reviews program, strategic and operational plans, policies and procedures.  Analyzes, writes, edits and/or reviews general correspondence and technical documents, including performance reports, progress reports, annual reports, survey data, rules, regulations, laws, briefing papers, position papers, environmental documents, and books. Develops budget recommendations, work plans, job and project proposals, funding proposals and cooperative agreements; monitors expenditures; manages office and major field equipment and vehicles.  Hires and supervises staff; responds to requests for general information; coordinates program activities with other AGFD work units and with State, Federal and other agencies, organizations and the public; represents the Big Game Program and Department nationally and internationally; serves on agency and other task forces and committees; writes popular articles, brochures and promotional materials.  Serves as staff officer for and advises, counsels or acts on behalf of Game Branch Chief; advises and counsels Wildlife Management Division Assistant Director, Department Director, and AGFD Commission.  Perform other duties as assigned.  Analyzes data and recommendations and prepares recommended Department big game hunting season dates, bag limits, open areas, and permit numbers. Compiles, summarizes these data, and provides this and other information to the Game Branch Chief in support of game management recommendations to the Commission for setting annual hunting season bag limits, and regulations. Attends Commission meetings to provide information needed and source of reference as required.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Basic biological knowledge of Arizona's big game species; computer operation, including data input, word processing, database and spreadsheet management; operations requiring rule, policy, procedure, and statutory regulations; policy regarding big game management; and administration and management of program funds. Skills in establishing systems for tracking expenditures and requisitions on projects; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; public relation techniques; interpretation biological data, both ecologically and statistically; and administrative, supervisory, and mentoring skills. The ability to work independently, ability to set, maintain, and monitor priorities; ability to deal with diverse people and personalities; and ability to manage time effectively. The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and four years of professional experience in wildlife research or wildlife management.  A graduate degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.