Duties and Work Assignments as a Wildlife Manager
Wildlife Managers are a valuable resource to Arizona. They are the Department’s main enforcement officers and are required to carry and use firearms. Wildlife Managers are assigned to Wildlife Manager districts where they are required to be the Department “on the ground” point of contact, as well as the local area expert in wildlife, fisheries and habitat management. They are the most visible Department representative and, in essence, serve as the Department’s ambassador within local communities.
Duties will vary by Wildlife Manager district and include
- Recommending and assisting with habitat improvement projects
- Conducting game surveys and making hunt recommendations
- Assisting with wildlife and fisheries surveys and management activities
- Performing information and education activities such as public outreach
- Conducting Hunter Education programs
- Conducting wildlife law enforcement patrol and investigations
- Making arrests and serving warrants
- Preparing comprehensive case reports
- Testifying in court
- Operating four-wheel drive vehicles and watercraft
The Department Headquarters are located in Phoenix; Wildlife Manager districts are located in six regions throughout the state. There is no guarantee of placement into a community of choice and the initial work assignment may be anywhere statewide. While applicant desires are considered, work assignments will be made in the best interest of the Department. A Wildlife Manager’s post-of-duty is their residence and they are required to maintain an office in their home to perform official state business related to the position.
The Department has 74 Wildlife Managers who are assigned to one of the six regional offices. As Wildlife Manager districts become available, there may be opportunities for Wildlife Managers to transfer to other districts to broaden and enhance their experiences within the Department.
Region 1, Pinetop
Region 2, Flagstaff
Region 3, Kingman
Region 4, Yuma
Region 5, Tucson
Region 6, Mesa