The Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Coordinator will serve as the coordinator for all the wildlife habitat enhancement initiatives developed by the Landowner Relations and Habitat Enhancement Program. This position manages an annual budget of approximately $3 million annually and supervises the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee (HPC) Coordinator position which is responsible for the development, oversight, coordination and management of big game habitat enhancements through the HPC and Special Big Game License Tag fund program and ensures all duties and responsibilities are met.
Major duties will include:
• Works with regional staff and other Wildlife Management Division staff to plan, develop, and implement future initiatives that direct habitat restoration effort towards priority habitat enhancement needs outlined in the management focus area plans
• Supervises HPC Coordinator, ensuring all duties and responsibilities are met
• Negotiates agreements and contracts, works through internal processes to sign agreements with landowners, land management agencies, and other appropriate partners to ensure implementation of planned projects
• Seeks granting and partnering opportunities to leverage Landowner Relations and Habitat Enhancement Program resources to accomplish additional habitat enhancement activities
• Coordinates with project proponents to collect documentation and ensures environmental compliance is completed for all project funded through HPC process
• Project tracking using databases and GIS software and monitoring of approved projects for status and efficiency
• Conducts site visits of funded projects and develops recommendations for Landowner Relations and Habitat Enhancement Program Manager
• Attend and present at public and professional meetings
• Performs other duties as assigned
The candidate must have knowledge of/in: wildlife management including identification of Arizona wildlife and associated habitats, southwest ecosystems, and wildlife biology; budgeting and interpersonal relations techniques; state and federal wildlife and cultural resource laws, regulations, policies and procedures including but not limited to National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act; computer operations including data input, word processing, database, and spreadsheet management; administration and management of program funds.
The candidate must be skilled in budget tracking; project management; negotiation; supervision; mentoring; delegation; familiarity with GIS software and databases; communication to include public relations; interpretation of biological data including ecological and statistical evaluations.
The candidate must have the ability to: develop effective working relationships with external customers; work independently; deal with a diverse group of customers and perspectives; determine wildlife benefits from projects proposals. The preferred candidate will have experience in project management and GIS software and related technologies.
The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science, fisheries science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and three years professional experience in fisheries and/or wildlife research/management. An advanced degree in fisheries and/or wildlife sciences or closely related field from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of required experience.
Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
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