|Date Opened||2/27/2019 10:50:00 AM|
|Salary||$105,623 - $144,021/year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||3/19/2019 11:59:00 PM|
At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy. Within the Wildlife Division, our mission is the conservation, use and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.
With this mission in mind, the Wildlife Division is currently looking for a Division Director at our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park. The Wildlife Division oversees the programs of Ecological Services, Wildlife Diversity, Research and Monitoring, Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, and Conservation Education and Firearms Safety. The Division Director is also a senior team leader within DEEP’s Bureau of Natural Resources.
The Division’s scientists, technicians and professional staff conduct scientific investigations and assessments to manage the state’s wildlife resources. They apply wildlife management principles to ensure the wise and sustainable use of Connecticut’s wildlife resources for this and future generations. The position affords a dedicated and experienced environmental manager, committed to public service and wildlife conservation, an exciting opportunity. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced workplace with a talented and committed group of professionals, making a real difference in the conservation and sustainable use of Connecticut’s natural resources.
This is a fulltime, forty (40) hours per week, Monday-Friday, position. Some night and weekend work and travel is expected.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Teresa Munson, Teresa.firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-424-3187.
Directs staff and operations of division; develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates and ensures implementation of program goals, objectives, new procedures and procedural revisions; recommends appropriate staffing levels; designs and implements performance review standards for division staff; administers state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to division; develops new laws and regulations related to division programs; serves as state liaison with federal programs; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts and liaison with public and private individuals and organizations and other agency units with the potential to impact program activities; performs related duties as required.
Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
· Day to day direction and evaluation of the staff and operations of the Wildlife Division of approximately 34 full time staff;
· Develop recommendations and participate in the formation of agency policy, legislation and regulations;
· Assist in the preparation of budgets and recommend staffing levels in support of the Wildlife Division that ensure compliance with state and federal funding laws and policies;
· Lead in the development of strategic plans, including establishing goals and measurable objectives, to fulfill the Wildlife Division mission;
· Develop, implement, evaluate and amend Division activities and procedures to achieve the goals and objectives of the Wildlife Division, with an emphasis on reducing risk to the environmental and human health and safety;
· Ensure that the activities and procedures are aligned with the Division mission, complement Department goals, and are clearly communicated to all stakeholders;
· Balance competing priorities to efficiently and effectively use available resources to meet goals and objectives;
· Build and provide the mentoring necessary to develop and expand staff capacity at all levels, with a focus on succession planning and ensuring a diverse workforce;
· Coordinate with partners as appropriate, including local governments, other state agencies, the federal government (DOI/USFWS, Commerce/NOAA, USDA Forest Service, EPA), other states, non-governmental organizations , advisory councils and other constituent groups;
· Represent Connecticut’s wildlife resource interests at local, state and regional levels;
· Respond to inquiries from the public, Governor’s office, General Assembly and federal, state and local officials concerning natural resource programs and issues.
A. At least ten years of progressively responsible Natural Resources Management experience with at least three years in a leadership position, supervising an organizational unit.
B. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with wildlife management principles, practices, and programs;
C. Demonstrated leadership and experience elevating members of a highly skilled scientific, technical and professional workforce;
D. Outstanding ability to motivate and lead staff;
E. Demonstrated success in defining expectations, establishing measurable objectives, and building effective teams;
F. Experience collaborating with local governments, other state agencies, the federal government (DOI/USFWS, Commerce/NOAA), other states, non-governmental organizations, and constituent groups to address complex natural resource conservation challenges;
G. Considerable interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and public presentation experience;
H. Well versed in the development and implementation of state laws and regulations related to natural resource management principles and priorities;
I. Experience in collaborative efforts in natural resource management and wise public use of those resources, and a demonstrated ability to apply relevant policies and procedures to variable and diverse situations.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.