State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ3.6


Managing today for Wildlife tomorrow


“Assistant Shooting Range Manager (Ben Avery Shooting Range Facility)”


FLSA – Exempt

SALARY GRADE 21 ($39,983-$71,563)

REQUISITION # 42445 / CLOSING DATE: 11/14/2018


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. For more information, please visit our website at

The mission of the Arizona Game & Fish Department is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations. It is our vision to be the national conservation leader supporting the continuation of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Arizona’s most trusted, respected and credible source for wildlife conservation products, services and information.

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility is one of the largest publicly operated shooting facilities in the country. Our world-class shooting range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride and has received a Five Star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges. Located on 1,650 acres in north Phoenix, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility averages more than 240,000 shooters per year. The facility offers a fun and safe environment for shooters of all experience levels and strives to provide a quality recreation experience for all users.


Under direction of the Range Manager, the Assistant Range Manager will be responsible for supervising staff scheduling and coordinating activities and overall day-to day operations for the Main Range portion of the 1,650-acre Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF).

Major responsibilities include:

· Provides information and services regarding firearms related techniques and programs for the public and performs daily administrative functions to include but not limited to capital improvement programming and statistical reporting

· Supervises temporary and full-time Range Masters, Assistant Range Masters, Range Assistants and volunteer resources and manages all phases of the Department’s Volunteer Range Safety Officer (RSO) program, including recruitment and retention of this vital resource

· Maintains staff training records and tracks volunteer hours. Supervises the development and delivery of volunteer training

· Coordinates first responder assistance and oversight for other range staff as necessary during emergency situations and provides oversight and management of all BASF reserve ranges daily use and activities through active facility patrol, safety enforcement and security measures

· Performs other duties as assigned


The candidate will have knowledge of and/or in: program administration; safety awareness and enforcement; firearms, airgun, and archery operations; facility/range maintenance; operational budget administration; public relations, basic first aid and emergency response procedures; state laws and statutes, commission rules and orders, department polices, facility operational standards relative to the operation of a shooting range and related shooting sports activities.

The candidate will be skilled in: written and oral communications; interpersonal relations in dealing with the public and conflict resolution; leadership; supervision; delegation; customer service techniques and relations. Candidates must be able to complete assignments effectively and efficiently; work independently with little supervision; operate communication and automotive equipment.

Extensive knowledge of the Shooting Sports, Range Safety Officer and Hunter Education requirements, shooting events, physical security and first responder training is preferred. Experience working at shooting ranges, outdoor ranges and/or recreation areas is also highly preferred.

The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in business management, recreation management or closely related field and three years of experience with training, business operations, operational budget administration, project management, firearms, archery or other associated training. A Master’s degree in business or public administration from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the preferred experience. The ideal candidate will have completed the Maricopa County Comprehensive Dust Control certification and training.


Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance card issued in their name. A baseline blood lead level and a baseline hearing test, both which will be conducted on an annual basis, will need to be conducted prior to employment. Position requires possession of and 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 in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12. All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program. Our work environment offers training opportunities and encourages career development.


The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:

* 13 days vacation

* 12 sick days with accumulation benefits

* 10 paid holidays

* Participation in the nationally recognized Arizona State Retirement System

* Superior health care options

* Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available)

* Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available

* Many more benefit programs are available

For more information on the benefits available to State of Arizona employees, including plan descriptions, wait periods and cost, please visit

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is an equal opportunity, reasonable accommodations employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you need to request an accommodation in the employment process or would like to receive 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. We stand in support of equality for and advancement of all people based on their qualifications and actions alone without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.