Natural Resources Project Manager-Idaho

Agency
Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Location
Boise, ID
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
25.81-27.50 per hour plus competitive benefits
Last Date to Apply
09/18/2018
Website
https://www4.labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=NONCLS092363
Description
The Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation (OSC) is looking to fill an opening for a Natural Resources Project Manager in Boise, Idaho. This position will assist the Wildlife Program Manager/Policy Advisor and will focus on the development, implementation, and coordination of conservation and recovery programs for terrestrial wildlife species in Idaho, as well as policies related to federal land use planning. This position will also coordinate comments and responses from state agencies regarding federal land management actions to ensure a consistent message is provided from the State of Idaho, while assisting in OSC's mission to balance species conservation and recovery with maintaining working landscapes. OSC is dedicated to planning, coordinating and implementing the States actions to preserve, protect and restore species listed as threatened, endangered or candidate under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). This work is done in conjunction with the States' natural resource agencies and with the input of the citizens of Idaho, while taking into consideration the economic vitality of the State. Key Responsibilities: The Natural Resources Project Manager will provide technical and policy advice to the Wildlife Program Manager regarding terrestrial wildlife species conservation actions, initiatives, and federal land use planning efforts. This position will also be responsible for drafting and editing official responses, comments, and letters related to state and federal proposed actions, Biological Assessments, land management actions, species petitions and associated actions, attending meetings and field outings, and responding to citizen concerns, among other duties. Incumbents will coordinate with a variety of stakeholders on conservation actions for terrestrial wildlife species. The Natural Resources Project Manager will also focus on the coordination between state and federal agencies on land management policy as it relates to federal planning actions, such as federal land use plan amendment, forest plan revisions and other actions. This position will report to the Wildlife Program Manager/Policy Advisor. Occasional travel will be required for this position.
Qualifications
Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications: Bachelor's degree (or higher) in natural resources or environmental policy, wildlife biology, range management, environmental science, or related field Experience in natural resources and land use policy Knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act A valid driver's license To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your experience and how it applies to the desired qualifications of this position to: species@osc.idaho.gov Application period will be open September 4th through September 18th.
Contact Person
Joshua Uriarte
Contact eMail
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