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Wildlife Specialist "HDMS Data Manager 2"

Employer
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Salary
$43,981 - $55,000
Closing date
Jun 15, 2023

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Sector
Government
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Ecology, Ecosystem Services, GIS, Wildlife Biology, Other
Job Level
Mid level, Senior level
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Permanent

Job Details

The HDMS Data Manager 2 is responsible for the general overview of data in the HDMS which includes obtaining and entering data, quality control checking others work, maintaining protocols and procedures of data entry and training new staff.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate data flow into, through, and out of the HDMS.
  • Check for adherence to quality control standards; correct errors and inconsistencies based on biological and geographical information.
  • Retrieves data, interprets, and distributes information on special status species occurrences, distribution, biology, taxonomy, and ecology.
  • Design and prepare special project products.
  • Acquires and interprets information on special status species.
  • Coordinates with Heritage Partnership Program recipients and external partners.
  • Documents HDMS structure, conventions, and procedures.
  • Demonstrates field sampling and wildlife survey methods in cooperation with other work units and during workshop activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate will have knowledge of southwestern, ecosystems, wildlife ecology and habitats, Arizona geography, topographic maps and how to use them, organization, authorities and responsibilities of various Federal, State, and Tribal agencies as it relates to species status, taxonomy, database and GIS basics and management. Candidates will be skilled to manage multiple projects, identify and resolve inconsistencies in biological and geographic data, and handle detailed work with accuracy and speed. The candidate will be able to work and plan with colleagues, other agencies, the public, and a great variety of other people, clearly and concisely communicate, both oral and written, and evaluate and interpret detailed biological data.

The preferred candidate will have knowledge and experience using GIS programs; knowledge and experience with the Heritage Network; and knowledge of Arizona Species with emphasis on ecology of Arizona Wildlife Species including special status species.

The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

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 and the 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.). 

TO APPLY GO TO:  AZSTATEJOBS.GOV CLICK ON CURRENT OPENINGS; CLICK ON DEPARTMENTS AND SELECT GAME AND FISH DEPT FROM DROPDOWN.

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