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Engineering Services Program Manager

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has an exciting opportunity for an innovative leader to join our team as the Engineering Services Program Manager at our Headquarters in Boise.

Please Note: This announcement will remain open until the position has been filled. Applications will be periodically reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit their applications as soon as possible.

The primary responsibility for this position is to manage the engineering services for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Reviews project plans and specifications, reviews changes to contracts, and provides guidance regarding engineering decisions within the Engineering Program.
  • Budget control that includes tracking work progress, the costs, providing planning & direction for project development, materials to assure delivery, and construction of projects within established timeframes & within budget.
  • Planning, organizing, staffing, and directing multiple engineers who are responsible for designing and managing fish and game construction and maintenance projects.
  • Develops Engineering Program procedures, standards, and specifications.
  • Ensures the enforcement of uniform statewide interpretation, application, and implementation of established procedures. Ensures State Statutes regarding hiring contractors and consultants are followed.
  • Supervises engineering staff.
  • Communicates and provides recommendations and guidance to IDFG leadership, managers and field staff related to requests for engineering services.
  • Manages engineering projects as defined by staff and leadership.
  • Develops summary of procedures associated with hiring consultants and contractors. Provides summary to Regional and HQ staff.
  • Participates in the end of year planning for spending relative to project proposals requiring engineering contracts before end of fiscal year.
  • Maintains oversight of the two Fisheries programs that are managed by other IDFG staff – the Habitat Restoration Program and the Anadromous Fish Screening Program.
  • Maintains open lines of communication with fish habitat engineers and the Fisheries Bureau regarding expectations, roles and responsibilities.
  • Attends the Fisheries and Wildlife Bureau Management Meeting to review engineering bureau activities and work to assist with strategic planning.
  • Ensures engineering staff upholds Continuing Education requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: (These qualifications are required.)

  • Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE) OR eligibility for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12.
  • Good knowledge of management practices.
  • Experience: Applying engineering principles to resolve complex engineering applications; Supervising professional and/or technical engineering staff; Interpreting and applying federal, state, and local laws pertaining to engineering applications; Making oral presentations before groups relative to the merits of engineering applications; Writing professional engineering reports and related correspondence.

Minimum Qualification Specialty Area: (This qualification is required for the current opening at IDFG.)

  • Project management experience.

How to Apply:

Please apply online at the URL listed below.


Supplemental Questions:

The supplemental questions for this position are an evaluation of your related training and experience. To qualify for this position you must meet the minimum requirements for supplemental questions #1 through #2. Please note that on question #2, you are required to provide your customized resume. The minimum criteria to meet the minimum qualifications are outlined in the typical guides under each question. Failure to meet any of the minimum qualifications will disqualify your entire application. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports how through your experience and education you meet the minimum qualifications. Scoring will be based on the information that you provide, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete response to each question.

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, please see the following:


$34.77 - 46.36 per hour DOE, Plus Competitive Benefits!

Additional Comments: 

EEO, Veteran's Preference.

Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game!