Region 3 Lands Operations Manager – WMS Band 2 – Permanent – *12531-22: Yakima, Washington State

Agency
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location
Yakima, Washington State
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$94,876.00 Annually
Start Date
11/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
10/01/2022
Website
http://www.careers.wa.gov/
Description
FULL-TIME - PERMANENT REGION 3 LANDS OPERATIONS MANAGER WMS BAND 2 Wildlife Program Region 3 Yakima, Washington This recruitment is posted until October 30, 2022 – the first review of applications will take place on September 12, 2022. Application review will be ongoing, and therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made. Here is an opportunity to align your conservation values and serve as the leader for Lands Division activities for WDFW in Yakima, Kittitas, Benton and Franklin counties. Here you are deeply engaged in strategic planning efforts, development of new initiatives, fostering and developing partnerships, contract management and budget oversight. This position oversees 24 Full time staff including direct supervision of 5 Wildlife Area Managers, and 1 Motorized Recreation Education position, while always modeling the agency ASPIRE values: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy A large bear standing on its hind legs with it's paw in the air as if the bear is waving. Bear is brown and tan in color and is standing in the forest next to a tree. Hey Bear! Photo Credit - WDFW Archives With that in mind, You will maintain efficient land management operations and the public’s recreational experience, work with local government and landowners, and support policy development. With your experience, The Region 3 Lands Operations Manager contributes to the Agency mission by ensuring quality land management consistent with the long-term conservation of healthy diverse fish and wildlife habitat. In addition, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of best management practices for habitat and recreation management on WDFW lands in Region 3. The optimal applicants can clearly demonstrate their experience in Leading Change Creative and Innovative, External Awareness, Flexible, Resilient, Strategic Thinker, Visionary Leading People Performance Manager, Conflict Manager, Promotes and Supports Diversity, Develops Others, Team Building Results Driven Accountable, Customer Service Oriented, Solution Oriented, Technical Credibility Business Acumen Financial Manager, Technology Manager Building Coalitions Partner, Politically Savvy, Influencer, Negotiator We are seeking a dedicated person to, Direct the operational functions of 5 wildlife area totaling >400,000 acres, and is accountable for services delivered by staff working on these wildlife areas, as well as Lands Division budgets, contract deliverables and policy implementation in Region 3. Duties A yellow lab with a camo life vest on sitting on the river bank staring out into the foggy water watching the hunter move around the duck decoys. Water is calm. *Young boy adjusts his decoys while his Lab "Sunny" watches. Mc Nary Wildlife Refuge-Credit-Mason Hagins Our Region 3 Lands Operations Manager, Provides Leadership and Supervision of Lands Division Staff in Region 3. And ensures that staff: Understand and meet goals and expectations and accept responsibility for results. Have the necessary skills and knowledge and are able to prepare for future opportunities. Budget Management. Ensures that: Budget proposals are well thought out before presenting to Lands Division or funding entities. An optimum operations and maintenance budget is attained. Facilities are operated within budget expectations. Contracted budgets are timely and accurately entered in the CAPS Financial or equivalent system. Managing Operations and Maintenance of Wildlife Areas. Ensures that: Wildlife Area Plans and contracts are understood, modified as required and complied with. That staff take ownership for wildlife area goals and are available to accurately communicate with the public regarding facility goals and activities. The wildlife areas meet their expected contribution to achieving agency mitigation and performance measures. Long-term, Strategic Planning. Ensures that: Strategic plans reflect understanding and consideration for key issues and needs of constituents. Supervisor is kept well informed of emerging trends and future needs. Plans are proactively developed to meet emerging trends. Needs, issues and recommendations are documented for future reference Operational and Administrative Compliance. Ensures that: Facilities operate in compliance with all permits, policies, and procedures. Facility structures meet all current and long-term operational needs. Operational rules, policies and procedures are formulated and maintained to reflect the needs and realities of the facilities. Facilities are mechanically sound, safely operated, and aesthetically well kept within budget and other constraints. The working environment is safe and safety policies and appropriate recommendations are followed up and implemented. Internal and External Constituent Communications. Ensures that: Interested parties are kept informed about agency and Lands Division goals and activities. The needs, concerns and perspectives of key constituents are understood and considered in decision making and planning. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work setting, including hazards: Work 95% of time at meetings conducting general management and coordination activities or in the office reviewing or creating documents, writing memos, responding to email, answering phone inquiries. In the field ~5%, occasionally in rough weather conditions, traveling throughout the region or participating in evening meetings. Schedule: Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Travel Requirements: Periods of overnight travel may be required, and work hours may exceed the standard 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. workday. Will require travel across the state for meetings, developing and fostering partnerships. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis. Bachelor’s Degree in a natural resource science or related field. And Five (5) years of progressive management experience with managerial skills for supervising a group of senior level staff. Competencies Advanced principles of management including staff supervision, leadership, conflict resolution, personnel and merit system rules and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, cultural diversity, policy analysis development and implementation and budget development and expenditures. Proven leadership skills that model the way, inspire shared vision and enable other to act. Advanced knowledge of principles of wildlife management and natural resources management. Extensive budget development and management. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in natural resources, fish ecology, environmental policy, or related field. And Three (3) years’ experience supervising professional staff. Competencies Demonstrated leadership abilities in the areas of conservation planning. Experience developing, managing, and administering wildlife area budgets. Experience with planning and public policy formulation. A working understanding of conservation focused habitat restoration and recreation management. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: As a result of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) issued on August 9, 2021, all Washington State Agencies are requiring employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of your employment. Pursuant to this mandate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor prior to your first day of work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes. Supplemental Information Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application: A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted). A current resume. Three professional references. IMPORTANT NOTES: The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews. All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents JOIN THE WDFW TEAM: Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW! The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE). WDFW employees may be eligible for the following: Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth. Yes Vets - say yes to those who served image. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following: Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran) Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov. MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following: Notify us of your military spouse status by email at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS) Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov. Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388. If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com. *Images shown are Pre-COVID, WDFW Staff follow current COVID Safety Protocol including the use of face masks. Follow us on social media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram
Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis. Bachelor’s Degree in a natural resource science or related field. And Five (5) years of progressive management experience with managerial skills for supervising a group of senior level staff. Competencies Advanced principles of management including staff supervision, leadership, conflict resolution, personnel and merit system rules and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, cultural diversity, policy analysis development and implementation and budget development and expenditures. Proven leadership skills that model the way, inspire shared vision and enable other to act. Advanced knowledge of principles of wildlife management and natural resources management. Extensive budget development and management.
Contact Person
Valerie Rogers
Contact Phone
3609022280
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