Thank you for your interest in working with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Learn more about our opportunities by viewing the links below:
- Wildlife Manager “Game Ranger”
- EEO Policy Statement
- Position Descriptions
- Summer Intern Program
- Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program
For Current Openings
Openings at azstatejobs.gov below, you will go to Arizona’s state-wide job Website, azstatejobs.gov. This site provides you with access to all open state of Arizona government jobs, if you wish to view only Arizona Game and Fish Department jobs, please:
1. Click on “Search Jobs” on the left hand side.
2. Please enter the letters AGF in the keyword search field in that site and click “Search”.
3. Select specific job and click “Apply” at bottom.
About the Department
The Arizona Game and Fish Department, under the provisions of Arizona Revised Statute 17-231 is responsible for carrying out policy for the management, preservation and harvest of wildlife. This activity is carried out under the supervision of the Game and Fish Director, who also serves as Secretary to the Game and Fish Commission. The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Governor. Commissioners are appointed for staggered five year terms and by statute must meet at least quarterly.
The Department employs approximately 500 permanent employees, within four divisions: Wildlife Management, Special Services, Information and Education and Field Operations.
A brief description of each division follows:
Wildlife Management Division: Responsibility for projects and programs related to wildlife, wildlife habitat, fisheries management, nongame and endangered species, research and enforcement program management.
Special Services Division: Responsibilities include, finance and accounting, information services, special contracts, planning and evaluation, purchase and supply, printing, engineering and development and maintenance of all Department owned equipment and property.
Information and Education Division: Responsibility for informing the public about wildlife, conservation issues and laws regulating harvest of wildlife. This is done through its Information, Education, Publications and Audio-Visual Branches.
Field Operations Division: Responsibility for field wildlife management, such as wildlife surveys, law enforcement, customer service and services provided at six regions located in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson and Mesa.
The Game and Fish Department does not receive general fund monies. It is primarily supported by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, permits and tags. Excise tax dollars on sporting arms and ammunition and fishing equipment, which must be matched by the Department, is also a source of funds. Other funding sources include watercraft registration fees, gas taxes, the Nongame Checkoff from state income tax donations and Heritage dollars from the state lottery.
An equal opportunity, reasonable accommodations employer, the Arizona Game and Fish Department complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you need accommodation in the employment process or this document in an alternative format, please contact our office at (623) 236-7326 or TTY 1-800-367-8939 prior to the closing date of the job in which you are interested. 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. We stand in support of equality for and advancement of all people based on their qualifications and actions alone without regard to color, gender, age, religion, national origin, or disability.