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Regional Habitat Biologist II

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Job Field:
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
South Ogden
Job Description:

Are you a natural resource professional who likes to be a part of a team whose core values are integrity, professionalism, accountability, teamwork and cooperation? Do you also excel at motivating people and solving problems? If so, this might be the perfect job for you. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is looking for a talented, energetic and people-oriented leader to fill the role of Regional Habitat Restoration Biologist in our Ogden office. You would oversee the implementation of DWR's regional habitat restoration activities, which includes implementation of Watershed Restoration Initiative (WRI) and Habitat Council projects on private, state and federal lands, and primary management responsibilities of 27 wildlife management areas and 30 conservation easements. Responsibilities would also include fostering local partnerships building relationships with local, state and federal partners and local elected officials, and assisting other biologists with regional impact analysis activities and coordination.



Principal duties:

As the Regional Habitat Biologist, you will:


Work with the Regional Habitat Manager and Assistant Manager to develop and manage the Northern Region's Habitat Section budget and annual workplan.

Plan, implement and monitor habitat restoration projects on private, federal and state lands, (including 27 Wildlife Management Areas and 30 conservation easements) through the Watershed Restoration Initiative (WRI), Habitat Council, and other partnerships.

Cultivate relationships with private landowners, local, state and federal land managers, and private conservation partners and organizations.

Continually develop professional expertise and knowledge of wildlife populations and habitats throughout the region and provide habitat related recommendations to help biologists achieve conservation goals.

Establish a culture of teamwork and collaboration through meaningful interactions with fellow team members and staff from other regional administrative sections.

Develop and monitor project budgets and expenditures, and ensure that program resources are being used efficiently and effectively and adhere to relevant statutes, administrative rules, and agency policies, guidelines and procedures.


The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have:

At least 5-years of work experience in a wildlife-related field, and a demonstrated knowledge of Utah's wildlife and lands conservation programs, laws, rules, policies and practices.

Proven ability to build collaborative, solution-based partnerships with diverse stakeholders and organizations.

The ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

A masters degree in wildlife biology, an applicable natural resource management field, or another closely related field.

The ability to work with diverse stakeholders to find creative and pragmatic solutions to problems, processes and socio-political conflicts.

Practical experience in various forms of communication with diverse stakeholders to find collaborative solutions in natural resource management is a crucial skill.

Previous experience managing projects, programs and budgets, with attention to detail.


Preference will be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a natural resources field. Additional preference will be given to candidates with a master's degree in a wildlife-related natural resources field or other applicable field that is beneficial for the position. Preference for years of demonstrated successful full-time work experience will vary based upon the specific position.


Why you should join our team:

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) serves the people of Utah as trustee and guardian of the state’s fish and wildlife, always working to maintain sustainable and diverse populations. Our employees strive for the highest levels of integrity, professionalism, accountability, teamwork and cooperation. Click the benefits tab to view a summary of the benefits and compensation offered to DWR employees (e.g., paid time off, health insurance, dental coverage, retirement plans, discount programs).

$23.32 - $27.16 Hourly

The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for a detailed information page: Benefits. To access a Total Compensation Calculator in Excel format click HERE.

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