The Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife is appointed by the New Jersey Fish and Game Council subject to the approval of the Governor. Under the general direction of the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection, is responsible for the Division of Fish and Wildlife consisting of the Bureau of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Wildlife Management, Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries, Bureau of Marine Fisheries and Bureau of Shellfisheries Management programs. Responsibilities include: development and implementation of policy and programs and development of regulations related to the management of the Division's programs. Supervises the Program which may include one Deputy Division Director, Administrator of Marine Fisheries, Bureau Chiefs, one section head, a staff with expertise in accounting, law, federal aid, planning, economics and statistics, and employees including professional biologists, conservation officers, conservation educators, technicians, clerical, maintenance workers, and volunteers, trained deputy conservation officers and hunter education volunteer instructors;. SPECIFIC: The candidate selected will be responsible for the protection, management and administration of 350,000+ acres of Wildlife Management Areas, fisheries administration, educational opportunities and the numerous professional staff assigned to the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of policy, programs, regulations, and management of a $40 million operating budget. Serves as the Executive Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner, Natural and Historic Resources and the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection on all fisheries and wildlife scientific and management matters. Serves as an Executive Officer to the Fish and Game Council, Marine Fisheries Council, Shellfisheries Council and the Non-Game Committee. Represents the Division and the Department at numerous inter- and intra-state meetings and conferences. SKILL SETS: The individual selected must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to administer statewide fisheries and wildlife management programs. Familiarity with management planning for both wildlife and fisheries. Ability to effectively communicate with the public and sportsmen groups.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree. NOTE: All college degrees (both U.S. and non-U.S.) and/or transcripts from a college or university must already be evaluated for accreditation by the closing date of the posting. Failure to comply will this requirement may result in ineligibility.
EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years of experience in development of fisheries or wildlife management programs, five (5) years of which shall have been in a supervisory and/or managerial capacity. A Master's degree in Fisheries, Wildlife Management, or other related field, may be substituted for one (1) year of non-managerial experience
NOTE: Letter of Interest, Resume and E-Mail Address must be submitted by 4:00 on closing date (January 25, 2019)