Do you have a background in fisheries management? Do you have the ability to think outside the box for innovative and creative solutions to management and/or budget constraints? Come lead the Inland Fisheries Program for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). This is your opportunity to help lead and shape Oregon’s management of fisheries resources. The Inland Fisheries Program ensures the conservation and sustainable use of Oregon’s inland fish populations. The program provides policy and management direction for Oregon’s freshwater fishery resources, ensuring native species are conserved. It also fosters and sustains opportunities for sport, commercial and tribal fishers to catch hatchery and naturally produced fish, consistent with the conservation of native fish. In this position you will work with top professionals in the field. The passion and dedication that our employees have for the protection and preservation of natural resources is indescribable. Consider joining our ODFW team of professionals and apply today!
ODFW strives to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of our programs and services to better serve the diverse population of Oregonians. Key to these efforts is our commitment to ensuring a work environment that is positive, productive, and free from harassment and discrimination. ODFW is looking for an individual to serve in this role that recognizes the value of individual and cultural differences and creates a work environment where individuals’ differences are valued.
This position is located in Salem, the capital of Oregon. If you enjoy the outdoors, Oregon’s Willamette Valley is the place for you. It is less than an hour from glaciated mountain peaks to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the massive Columbia River Gorge to the north. The outdoor opportunities are endless when it comes to fish and wildlife in Oregon! To learn more about the department, the work we do, and our beautiful state, view the following video at https://myodfw.com/about
What you will do:
• Plan, coordinate and direct the activities of the Inland Fisheries Program by developing and implementing policies, procedures and program priorities, which are consistent with legislative, Fish & Wildlife Commission, and Fish Division goals and objectives. Develop short- and long-range organizational needs, goals and objectives for the Inland Fisheries Program. Review and evaluate the success of programs, work assignments and special projects to meet program goals; implement changes as needed.
• Oversee the development of the Fish Division operating budget to provide the necessary resources to implement program objectives. Allocate available funding to subprograms. Control expenditure of funds and modify allocations as needed to meet new objectives. Develop contracts with federal agencies to obtain funds authorized through Congressional action.
• Direct the administration of the Inland Fisheries Program. Determine and assign available resources (staff, equipment and funds) to meet program needs. Maintain administrative control over subprograms. Evaluate the success and cost effectiveness of the Inland Fisheries programs using reports and statistical data provided by support staff. Directly supervise six Program Managers (Conservation & Recovery, Engineering, Screens and Passage, Recreational Fisheries, Water Quantity/Quality, and Fish Propagation). Review and evaluate individual work plans and work products through personal daily and/or weekly contact. Provide and encourage career development opportunities for employees.
• Represent the Department, the Fish Division and the Inland Fisheries Program in a variety of forums by attending meetings and by carrying out lead assignments. Serve as the Department lead in directing the Oregon Hatchery Research Center (OHRC), a collaborative venture with Oregon State University.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience:
• Four years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; OR
• Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; and 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
• Academic-level experience in fish or wildlife research, development of models/statistical based analysis, and scientific studies involving environmental systems
• Managing complex budgets with multiple funding sources
• Working diplomatically with external partners
• Knowledge and understanding of fisheries management and hatchery systems
• Supervision of large agency subprograms
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Commitment to promoting and fostering a diverse workforce
Initial interviews are anticipated to be held via phone, video or virtual interview due to the current situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please note: This recruitment closes on 1/28/2021
For a complete posting and to apply visit: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem--ODFW--Headquarters/Principal-Executive-Manager-F--Deputy-Administrator-of-Inland-Fisheries-_REQ-56089