Environmental Planner 4: Olympia or Spokane WA

Agency
Department of Fish & Wildlife
Location
Olympia or Spokane WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$5,494.00 - $7,207.00
Start Date
06/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/12/2021
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3062806/environmental-planner-4-farm-bill-coordinator-03557-21
Description
Applications will be reviewed, and interviews will be held as qualified applicants are identified, the position may be filled, and the recruitment closed. Therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The first review will be May 12, 20 21. This position serves as a senior planner within WDFW who works at national, state and local levels to collaboratively identify, prioritize, develop and support the implementation of agricultural incentive programs that conserve and restore fish, wildlife and ecosystems throughout Washington State. Working within WDFW’s Landscape Conservation Section, this position is responsible for: acting as WDFW’s primary liaison to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) regarding the Federal Farm Bill, as well as state entities regarding incentives and agricultural practices that affect fish and wildlife on private lands; supporting on-the-ground delivery of incentive programs to private landowners through an existing team of regionally deployed private lands biologists; proactively supporting partnerships and the development tools that link funding opportunities to on-the-ground delivery; and coordinating across the agency’s programs to effectively integrate its collective values into this Fam Bill and agricultural incentive delivery. Acts as the primary liaison with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) regarding the Federal Farm Bill and agricultural practices that affect fish and wildlife on private lands, including improvement of existing or creation of new conservation incentive programs. Serve as WDFW lead in efforts to utilize, manage and track implementation of key funding opportunities for agricultural incentives in Washington State. Serve as an expert in translating agricultural incentive programs and policies into on-the-ground habitat restoration and management implementation. Actively contribute as a team member of Landscape Conservation Section and Wildlife Diversity Division. Integrate with cross-program staff and leadership statewide to raise awareness of Farm Bill and other agricultural incentive issues and opportunities.
Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree or above with major emphasis in environmental science, natural resource management or planning, environmental policy and planning, agricultural sciences, fish and wildlife biology and conservation, ecology, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field. AND Three years-professional experience in participating in, building and facilitating partnerships, and planning and implementing conservation projects within environmental science, natural resource management or planning, environmental policy and planning, agricultural sciences, fish and wildlife biology and conservation, ecology, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field. OR One year of experience as an Environmental Planner 3. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the following competencies: • Basic knowledge of: principles of conservation biology and natural resource management science and policy, including a focus on the nexus between agricultural practices and land management/habitat restoration; laws, policies and programs concerning federal and state environmental resources and incentives; governmental administrative structure at local, state and federal levels; environmental, social and other problems affecting development of local and state environmental resource programs; methods and objectives natural resource planning; effective project management. • Proven ability to interpret and translate natural resource and land management principles and science, and natural resource policy, to a variety of audiences. • Experience implementing specific national and/or state agricultural incentive programs and policies. • Proven ability to lead and effectively manage complex projects to successful completion and associated ability and knowledge to assemble, organize and provide oversight of multi-disciplinary teams. • Experience in and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships within and across organizations. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, including addressing large groups, writing effectively, and tailoring communication appropriately to audience. • Ability to gather and analyze data and information, reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. • Proficiency in basic GIS skills (ArcMap, data display and manipulation). Preferred/Desired Qualifications Advanced degree in environmental science, natural resource management or planning, environmental policy and planning, agricultural sciences, fish and wildlife biology and conservation, ecology, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field AND Four years-professional experience in building and facilitating partnerships and planning and implementing conservation projects within environmental science, natural resource management or planning, environmental policy and planning, agricultural sciences, fish and wildlife biology and conservation, ecology, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field. A Master’s degree will substitute for two years and a Ph.D. degree will substitute three years of the required experience, provided the field of major study was in environmental science, natural resource management or planning, environmental policy and planning, agricultural sciences, fish and wildlife biology and conservation, ecology, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field, and candidate has the following experience: • Leading and working with multiple stakeholder collaborative landscape conservation programs. • Applying knowledge of fish and wildlife biology, habitat science, and ecology to anticipate fish, wildlife, and habitat needs, potential impacts, and likely remedies. • Demonstrated ability to build trust and maintain relationships with coworkers and partners. • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and negotiate agreements as a representative of an organization. • Demonstrated ability to develop and convey clear, timely, and persuasive messages in writing and spoken word that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. • Demonstrated understanding of human dimensions of natural resources management.
Contact Person
Margaret G Gordon
Contact Phone
360-902-2209
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