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State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Snohomish County, WA
Envision yourself in a leadership position, implementing Habitat Program policy in the Region and providing support and supervision to a diverse regional team.
Engage and facilitate cross-program and program-wide communications, providing consistency in delivery of services as a member of the Habitat Program Senior Management Team.
Recon Work on the upper South Fork Newaukum River – Photo Credit: Ellis Cropper
As the Habitat Program policy lead, representing program policy to the public for the protection of fish and wildlife habitat while providing field-level and public perspective to the Habitat Program for guidance in the implementation of policy and procedures.
In this dynamic opportunity,
You will make decisions that influence the protection and conservation of fish and wildlife habitat of the state, in partnership with resource-based industries (e.g., the timber and fish industries), tourism, agriculture, and population growth within the affected areas of the state.
Manages work and delivery of services in key program areas,
Including Forest Habitats, Aquatic Systems, Priority Habitat and Species, Growth and Shoreline Management, Regulatory Services, Renewable Energy, Salmon Recovery, Watershed Management, and program administration.
Builds a culture of collaboration and teamwork,
On the regional team by holding self and others accountable to behaving consistent with the agency ASPIRE values: accountability, service, professionalism, integrity, respect, and empathy.
Some of what you will do as our Regional Habitat Program Manager,
Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis.
Bachelor’s Degree in a natural resource science or related field.
Skills and abilities in the following:
Five (5) years of experience supervising professional staff.
Knowledge in the following:
Skills and abilities in the following:
Boston, MA 02114•Hybrid remote
The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game works to preserve the state's natural resources and people's right to conservation of those resources, as protected by Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. To carry out this mission, the Department exercises responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats that support them.
The Division of Ecological Restoration is charged with restoring and protecting the health and integrity of the Commonwealth's rivers, wetlands, and watersheds for the benefit of people and the environment. This mission is critical to the success of the Department of Fish and Game that manages, protects, and restores the natural resources of the Commonwealth. The Division of Ecological Restoration works with community-based partners to restore aquatic ecosystems. The Division's ecological restoration work brings clean water, recreation opportunities, and other ecosystem services to the citizens of Massachusetts.
General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
The Environmental Analyst IV / Ecological Restoration Program Manager manages DER’s Cranberry Bog Restoration Program, a program dedicated to restoring retired cranberry bogs to healthy and resilient wetlands and rivers. The Ecological Restoration Program Manager leads a partnership among DER, landowners, non-profit organizations, communities, and agencies with the goals of securing funding, prioritizing potential cranberry bog restoration projects, and planning and implementing restoration projects.
This position will also provide support for DER’s Habitat Restoration Branch and requires significant leadership, sound professional judgment, collaborative spirit, and a high level of professional expertise with ecological restoration, program management, and staff supervision. The Ecological Restoration Program Manager will serve as a senior project manager for select restoration projects and will contribute to internal and external capacity building for DER’s habitat restoration activities. The position requires excellent strategic planning, problem solving, and partnership building skills. The Ecological Restoration Program Manager also performs duties in support of general DER operations.
The Ecological Restoration Program Manager – Cranberry Bogs will be based in DER’s Boston office; the position will follow a hybrid schedule, consisting of in-office and telework. In-state travel to conduct fieldwork is also required.
Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manages DER’s Cranberry Bog Restoration Program to restore retired cranberry bogs, resulting in healthy, resilient, wetlands and rivers. (60%)
2. Provides support and leadership for DER’s Habitat Restoration Branch and contributes to internal and external capacity building for DER aquatic habitat restoration activities, as requested. (20%)
3. Serves as project manager for selected ecological restoration projects including retired cranberry bog restoration, dam removal, salt marsh restoration, freshwater wetland restoration, culvert removal/replacement, or other project types. (15%)
4. Performs duties in support of DER operations. (5%)
Qualifications Acquired on the Job
Understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, permits, policies, procedures etc. governing implementation of habitat restoration projects in the Commonwealth.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least three years must have been in a professional capacity, and of which (C) at least one year must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.
I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN•Remote
Minnesota Trout Unlimited (MNTU) is a nonprofit environmental conservation organization with thousands of members and five chapters. The mission of MNTU is to conserve, protect, restore, and sustain Minnesota’s coldwater fisheries, their watersheds and groundwater sources. Guided by science and data, MNTU envisions a future when all can enjoy the benefits of robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish in Minnesota’s exceptional streams and lakes. Since 2010 MNTU has restored or enhanced habitat for trout, as well as other aquatic organisms and riparian wildlife, on more than 100 miles of streams and rivers across Minnesota.
The Habitat Program Director will oversee and implement Minnesota Trout Unlimited’s habitat restoration and enhancement projects throughout Minnesota. Minnesota Trout Unlimited (“MNTU”) secures grants from the State of Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund and other sources for habitat projects on public and private lands statewide. Working closely with MNTU’s Executive Director, this position will manage these grants, stream habitat restoration projects, budgets, and contracting.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position requires occasional travel to habitat projects around the state, primarily to streams in the southeast, northeast, North Shore, and Twin Cities metro areas of Minnesota. It also requires the ability to hike into project sites in remote settings and traverse rough terrain.
This salaried position requires occasional long hours and weekend work, sometimes in excess of 40 hours per week.
Weber County, UT
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 Assistant Habitat Program Manager in our Ogden office. This position supervises staff, managers contracts and budgets, drafts management plans, and resolves challenging land management issues.
As the Regional Habitat Biologist, you will:
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have:
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).
Preference May Be Given To Applicants Who Have: