BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is engaged in professional services and scientific work of a supervisory nature involving management of fisheries by protecting, preserving, and enhancing Maine’s inland fisheries resources in the Rangeley Lakes Region. Responsibilities include the planning, coordination, implementation, and supervision of the regional work program. The work involves supervising operations of a regional office; developing long-range planning and work goals; writing and complying with reporting requirements; and ensuring activities conform to agency rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures. This position reports to the Fisheries Management Section Supervisor. Work is performed under limited supervision and in accordance with the requirements established by senior management.
The position responsibilities include the following tasks:
-Oversees and directs research and management projects, evaluates and analyzes collected data, formulates conclusions, and writes scientific reports for review by higher-level resource biologists.
-Oversees, implements, and administers regional programs, including those of statewide scope and complexity to support species planning and management.
-Provides direct supervision of State employees who conduct biological studies, research, and field reviews to ensure work is completed in accordance with departmental policies and standards of scientific practice.
-Performs program support activities to plan, prioritize, and implement work plans, grants, contracts, and budgets for assigned areas of responsibility.
-Develops, coordinates, and implements research and applied management projects from conceptualization to implementation of results, for review and approval by senior management.
-Develops new techniques and programs for effective resource management.
-Oversees the production, quality, and dissemination of scientific information and research as approved by senior leadership to include messaging and communication.
Supervises, trains, and evaluates the work performance of professional and technical staff members to build competencies for successful performance.
-Plans, directs and evaluates plans for biological studies to improve effectiveness and outcomes.
-Attends various citizen organizations, regional, and statewide meetings to represent the Department and its position.
-Implements and complies with human resource laws, policies, procedures, and practices such as ADA/EEO, recruitment, employment, position classification, performance appraisals, training, discipline, contract administration, and human resource components of security protocols of agency information including security and confidentiality policies and employee safety.
Preference will be given to those that have strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as hands-on experience directly related to freshwater fisheries management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelors Degree in Biology, Fisheries or Wildlife Management, or related field -AND- two (2) years of progressively responsible related laboratory or field research and/or management experience. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants need to complete an online Application along with a detailed resume, cover letter, and answers to supplemental questions @ http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY:
December 4, 2020