Plant Conservation Program Administrator: North Carolina

North Carolina Plant Conservation Program
Raleigh, North Carolina
Job Category
Full time Positions
$55,518.00 - $97,157.00 Annually
Last Date to Apply
The employee puts into action the program’s mission to protect North Carolina’s native plants, in their natural habitats, now and for future generations. The employee ensures there is effective and consistent enforcement and compliance of the Plant Protection and Conservation Act and related rules and regulations as required to protect listed plant species. The employee works directly with the NC Plant Conservation Scientific Committee and the NC Plant Conservation Board to develop and maintain the official list of protected plant species in this state; conducts or secures plant species assessments; evaluates the need for regulations for the protection of listed plant species and works to acquire and maintain a network of state dedicated nature preserves to ensure the protection of the state's protected plant species. This position is responsible for the following: - Comprehensive support for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Plant Conservation Program - in the functional areas of statewide program development, planning and coordination, regulatory compliance, human resources, financial management, and communications as mandated by the NC Plant Protection and Conservation Act and pursuant regulations. - Provides oversight for assigned staff, ensuring there is full accountability for effective recruitment, employee consultations and performance evaluations. - To ensure program success, the employee is responsible for developing and managing applications for grant funds cooperative agreements. - Staff resource and liaison working closely with other state, federal, industry and conservation groups to ensure program objectives are jointly accomplished.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies: - Knowledge of the principles of plant ecology, botany, conservation, forestry, horticulture and weed science. - Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to the conservation of plants. - Ability to administer and enforce these authorities in an effective and consistent manner. - Ability to recognize program and policy issues to develop effective new or revised programs and legislation. - Ability to supervise staff and serve as a functional consultant for both administrative and field staff. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state and federal agency partners, the general public, and with related conservation organizations. - Must have excellent organizational skills. - Ability to coordinate work and volunteer activities with a wide range of agencies, groups and individuals. PREFERENCES: Experience in property acquisitions. Prefer an individual with an understanding. Experience in land management including prescribed burning. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Doctoral degree in entomology, ecology, plant pathology or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of related experience including research and supervisory work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Contact Person
State of North Carolina HR
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