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Wildlife Section Manager - NR Program Manager

Company: State of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID 44691 Location St. Paul Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Unlimited Logo Job Class: Natural Resources Program Manager Working Title: Wildlife Section Manager Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 04/03/2021 Closing Date: 04/23/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources Division/Unit: Fish and Wildlife--/ F&W Director Staff Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift Days of Work: Monday - Friday Travel Required: Yes Salary Range: $40.30 - $57.85/hourly; $84,146 - $120,790/annually Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 220 - Manager/Unrep This position leads the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Section of Wildlife-- directing, managing, and implementing a comprehensive statewide wildlife habitat, populations, and research program, including hunting and trapping season management, wildlife programs, field operations, budget development, and personnel management to meet section, division, and department goals within budget and policy parameters. The incumbent also serves on the Division of Fish and Wildlife Management Team and participates on interdisciplinary and interdivisional teams as assigned. The Section Manager is a leader in agency efforts to create and support a work team that reflects and supports the diversity of thought and experience present in Minnesota. Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting a diverse, healthy, safe and productive work environment
  • Working collaboratively with DNR leadership and other divisions to implement departmental policies and programs
  • Working collaboratively with other Division of Fish and Wildlife managers to make decisions on and administer division policies, programs and activities
  • Directing wildlife field operations across Minnesota
  • Directing wildlife programs
  • Directing wildlife population management and regulations work
  • Directing wildlife research and policy programs
  • Directing wildlife section budget, fiscal management communications and administrative activities
  • Directing wildlife resource protection programs, including wildlife land acquisition. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, ecology, natural resources management or closely related area. A minimum of three (3) years managerial or advanced supervisory experience directing and supervising wildlife management or research sufficient to advise, monitor and support section operations. Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to maintain and prioritize workloads focusing on long-range issues and directions while meeting short-term operational demands and anticipating future expectations. Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills to direct, develop and engage staff and form/maintain interdisciplinary partnerships and teams. Experience directing and overseeing budgets, programs, projects, and work of professional level staff. Demonstrated human relations and communication skills, effective writing, listening, persuasion and ability to develop consensus among diverse interests in an objective and fair manner. Conflict management skills to analyze and resolve ambiguous or controversial situations and make difficult decisions on policy/program direction, staff, budget, etc. Problem solving skills sufficient to define, understand, analyze, prioritize and recommend solutions to complex problems related to operations, policy and program priorities. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with elected officials, tribal and local governments, organizations, boards, or councils. Demonstrated ability to lead a program or unit effectively while working within a larger organization in support of broader goals. Demonstrated commitment to create and support work teams that reflect diversity of thought and experience. Experience in long range and strategic planning as well as development of operational and project plans. Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree or other education/training in areas pertinent to the position responsibilities. Knowledge of current conservation issues facing Minnesota natural resources. Knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of wildlife habitat management approaches such as restoration, enhancement, and protection in a collaborative environment involving multiple partners. Knowledge of comprehensive strategic and operational planning procedures sufficient to direct and participate in the generation of strategic, species, habitat, unit and system plans. Knowledge of statutes, policies, and legislative processes. Physical Requirements Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. A certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Additional Requirements This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver's License with a clear driving record. It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components:
    • Criminal history check
    • Motor Vehicle Record
    • Employment Reference checks Why Work For Us Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home. We are also proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency's mission. GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. How to Apply Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Elyse Anderson at elyse.anderson@state.mn.us or fax to 651-296-6494 by the job posting close date. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the DNR's Human Resources office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: ADA.DNR@state.mn.us or by calling Jill Westberry, Title 1 ADA Coordinator at 651-259-5326; or using MN Relay 711.

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