The mission of the Fisheries Division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is to preserve, maintain and enhance all aquatic species and their ecosystems to meet the public’s interest in recreational opportunities and stewardship of aquatic wildlife. The Fisheries Division accomplishes this mission by implementing policies and programs that emphasize the management of wild fish populations and the protection and restoration of their habitats; by operating an efficient hatchery system to stock lakes and reservoirs where natural reproduction is limited or lacking; by monitoring and regulating angler harvest to maintain balanced ecosystems; by providing and maintaining adequate public access and recreation to fisheries; and by providing educational programs for the public. Management decisions have local, statewide, and national effects on the status of aquatic resources.
The regional Fisheries Manager plans, supervises, and implements the regional fisheries program in conjunction with state fish management and access objectives, formulated in consultation with Fisheries Division staff and the Regional Supervisor. There is considerable coordination with other management agencies (e.g. federal, state, district, city, tribal, non-governmental, etc.). The region encompasses all or portions of the following counties: Petroleum, Fergus, Musselshell, Golden Valley, Wheatland, Meagher, Yellowstone, Bighorn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, and Park. The manager directly supervises two area biologists and an access manager, with several technician and maintenance staff reporting to the biologists and access manager.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through a Master of Science degree with a major in biological science including limnology and fisheries; and 5 years (post M.S.) of fisheries/aquatic resources or public land management or research related experiences. Experience must include supervision, budgeting, program management, public presentation and have decision making experience with complex issues. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide such knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis (such as B.S. in an environmental field and extensive specific field job related experience).
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