Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources!
Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
Do you have a fish and wildlife background, and interest in managing habitats to support them? Do you consider yourself a strategic leader, able to think outside of the box and come up with innovative solutions to problems? This is your opportunity to help lead proactive efforts and shape Oregon’s management of fish and wildlife habitat resources in our newly developed Habitat Division. The Habitat Division supports and strengthens our commitment to habitat restoration and improvement through habitat health and protection. Initial interviews are anticipated to be held via phone, video or virtual interview due to the current situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
If you are passionate about natural resources, we invite you to join our team and assist with furthering ODFW’s mission by partnering with communities and sharing how our work has a positive effect on Oregon’s fish, wildlife and their habitats. ODFW is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce as we strive to represent and better serve our neighboring communities. Our most important asset is our employees, and each person brings unique, different, and important contributions to the workplace and community we serve. With Oregon’s changing demographics, a workforce that reflects this change will make us stronger and create an opportunity for better decision making. Consider joining our team as we lead ODFW into the future!
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:
• Design, supervise, and evaluate statewide habitat management, programs, and policies. Provides direction for implementation of these programs through headquarters, regional and district offices. Review information by staff that is to be presented to the Director and Commission to ensure proper management of Oregon’s fish and wildlife habitat resources. Develop, recommend, and influence statewide policy and regulation proposals governing use of the fish and wildlife habitat resources. Present proposals for consideration by the Director and the Commission. Seek out and secure new or additional funding sources for ongoing support and success of habitat programs. Ensure that existing state, federal, and other contracts are completed and processed accurately and timely. Serve as a member of the ODFW Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
• Represent the Department at local, state, and national levels. Participate in meetings with the public, agencies, organizations, committees, and legislative bodies to distribute that information. Speak to public groups on habitat management issues and activities. Draft fish and wildlife habitat protection legislation and testify before legislative committees and meet with individual legislators or caucuses on controversial habitat management issues or issues of Legislative interest.
• Provide direction, supervision, and leadership to Habitat Division staff for planning, budgeting, public involvement, and maintaining high scientific standards for the division decisions and work performed. Model and provide feedback to ensure staff maintain appropriate and professional standards reaching their potential through mentoring, coaching, training, recognition, and discipline as necessary. This position is responsible for understanding the agencies affirmative action goals and objectives and to develop and implement plans to meet them. Also, has responsibility to structure activities in the division that will promote and foster a diverse workforce and discrimination/harassment-free workplace. Must be a leader that recognizes the value of individual and cultural differences; creates work environment where individuals’ differences are valued.
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.
• Managing, leading and coordinating a large program
• Managing complex budgets with multiple funding sources
• Working diplomatically with external partners
• Developing policies, rules and/or procedures to guide fish and wildlife habitat use and/or protection
• Knowledge and understanding of fish and wildlife habitat management
• Resolving/negotiating highly sensitive/controversial natural resource issues
• Involvement in academic-level fish and wildlife related research
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Commitment to promoting and fostering a diverse workforce
• Preference may be given to current ODFW staff
The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy at: https://www.oregon.gov/das/HR/Documents/50.000.03-COVID-19-Vaccination-Requirements.pdf.
To view a complete job posting and to apply visit: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem--ODFW--Headquarters/Principal-Executive-Manager-F--Habitat-Division-Administrator-_REQ-75282