Fish and Wildlife Regional Manager

Recruitment #061424-MGCZ02-400300


The Wildlife Section oversees wildlife and habitat management across the state, including 19 state wildlife areas. The section manages hunting, hunting seasons and other game-related programs, as well as management and restoration of important wildlife habitats.

Summary Statement

These positions oversee wildlife management activities on State Wildlife Areas, maintains boating/fishing areas and supervises two field crews throughout an assigned county (Kent or Sussex County). Primary job duties include: overseeing habitat management and public access for wildlife dependent activities including hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, sporting dog training and horseback riding; supervising two conservation technician field crews and lottery area checking station attendants; working closely with state and partner biologists on various projects including biological data collection at deer checking stations; and developing rules and regulations pertaining to access and allowable wildlife area uses. This position will occasionally require night, weekend, and holiday work.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. One year of experience in wildlife research and/or wildlife habitat conservation and management.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Designs, coordinates, directs and analyzes results of controlled studies to identify wildlife population shifts. Determines the cause and effect and takes appropriate remedial action.
  • Prepares and presents technical and popular papers detailing the studies and subsequent action or recommendations.
  • Ensures appropriate and adequate habitat is available to support the resident and migratory wildlife population. 
  • This is accomplished through management of the natural areas; lease of state owned lands for agricultural purposes; research, experimentation and implementation of projects controlling proliferation of noxious weeds.
  • Acts as business manager for the assigned region.
  • Develops and controls annual budget, negotiates agricultural leases and monitors lease compliance, negotiates timber harvest and trapping contracts and monitors contract compliance, and determines supply and equipment needs.
  • Researches, designs and implements projects related to the control of human diseases hosted and transmitted (e.g., encephalitis, lyme, rabies) by insects and wildlife.
  • Assists private landowners with the development of wildlife management plans and programs to ensure maximum benefit to habitat and wildlife.
  • Drafts regulations regarding use of state owned fish and wildlife areas.
  • Enforces applicable laws, rules and regulations on fish and wildlife areas.
  • Recommends hunting and trapping quotas, dates of harvest and capture methods.
  • Serves on advisory committees reviewing environmental impact of highway projects, drainage ditches, gravel pits, mitigation of toxic waste sites, etc.
  • Supervises the maintenance and minor repair of public fishing and boating access areas.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Fish and Wildlife Regional Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life Science or related field.
  2. Three years experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures. 
  4. Six months experience in technical report writing.
  5. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  6. Knowledge of managing budgets, grants or contracts.

Additional Posting Information

The State of Delaware recognizes the value of telework and flexible working schedules. This position is eligible for Alternative Work Schedules according to the State of Delaware’s Alternative Work Arrangement Policy. More information will be shared at the time of interview.

Conditions of Hire

DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.