[Tweeters] WDFW Listing and Recovery Managemeent Specialist (Full
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From: Sanchez, Michael F (DFW)
Sent: Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:09 PM
To: DFW DL WDFW Staff <DFWDLWDFWSTAFF at dfw.wa.gov>
Subject: Job bulletin for a Natural Resource Scientist 4 position (Wildlife
Program, Diversity Division)
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time,
permanent, Listing and Recovery Section Manager position located in the
Diversity Division of the Wildlife Program. The duty station for this
position is the Natural Resource Building, Olympia, Washington.
The duties and responsibilities of this position - conserving imperiled
wildlife- directly contributes to the protection, restoration, and
enhancement of Washington's native species. The Diversity Division manages
the collection, compilation and evaluation of wildlife species status,
threats and distribution to make well-informed decisions on the conservation
of our natural resources. Please see the attached job bulletin for more
details and how to apply.
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
State of Washington
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
invites applications for the position of:
NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENTIST 4 *10182W
SALARY: $4,913.00 - $6,445.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 10/08/15
CLOSING DATE: 10/29/15 11:59 PM
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to
protecting native fish and wildlife, and
providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and wildlife, viewing opportunities
for millions of residents and visitors.
Working throughout the state, WDFW's employees: field biologists,
enforcement officers, land stewards, lab
technicians, customer service representatives and others - manage and
conserve hundreds of fish and wildlife
species, maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands, provide
opportunities for recreational and
commercial fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, protect and restore
habitat and enforce laws that protect fish
and wildlife resources. Find out more about us and the important work we are
a part of at www.wdfw.wa.gov.
Natural Resource Scientist 4
Are you an energetic and dynamic leader in a natural resource field? Do you
want to lead professional teams
in managing the recovery of wildlife species of concern to ensure the future
of Washington's diverse species
heritage? The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full
time, permanent, Listing and Recovery
Section Manager position located in the Diversity Division of the Wildlife
Program. The duty station for this
position is the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, Washington.
The duties and responsibilities of this position - conserving imperiled
wildlife- directly contributes to the
protection, restoration, and enhancement of Washington's native species. The
Diversity Division manages the
collection, compilation and evaluation of wildlife species status, threats
and distribution to make well-informed
decisions on the conservation of our natural resources. The incumbent is
responsible for evaluating research
and survey data to make management recommendations, and for conserving
nongame wildlife (animals that
are not fished or hunted). Special focus is given to the protection of
endangered and threatened species,
including listing, drafting and implementing recovery plans.
Recovery Implementation Oversight. Responsible for internal staff and
external partner coordination to
accomplish recovery actions outlined in the State Wildlife Action Plan,
Recovery Plans, and shorter term action
Management of State Listing Process. Responsible for the evaluation of data
on the status of state wildlife
species and the implementation of the listing or down-/delisting process as
defined by Washington
Administrative Codes (WAC) 232-12-297, 232-12-014, and 232-12-11.
Staff Supervision and Guidance. Responsible for the direct supervision of up
to 6 personnel, and for assisting
in work planning for regional WDFW staff throughout the State of Washington.
Liaison to USFWS, Councils, and Committees. Serves as a major contact person
for the US Fish and Wildlife
Service and advisor to the Diversity Division Manager regarding federal
listing actions and development of ESA
permits and programs. May represent WDFW on committees and panels discussing
protected and listed
species in Washington, including state and federal recovery plan teams and
state involvement in the
development of federal land-owner incentive programs.
Division/Section Administration. Responsible for all administration of the
Division's Listing and Recovery
Section, including budget/contract administration and project management.
Works with Division Manager and
other Section Managers to create, support, and implement Division Visioning
and Wildlife Program Conservation
Initiatives both within the Department and through interactions with
Development of Recovery Plans and Action Plans for State Listed Species.
Responsible for the prioritization
and development of State Recovery Plans in accordance with WAC 232-12-297
and for shorter term planning
to accomplish Recovery Plan objectives.
A Bachelor's degree with major study in wildlife science, wildlife
management or conservation.
Three years of professional experience in wildlife conservation or
management. (Additional professional
experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.)
Ability to evaluate and draw conclusions from data; support recommendations
with facts and analysis;
interpret and apply rules, laws, policies and procedures.
Ability to convey complex ideas and facts orally and in writing using
language the audience will best
Ability to partner with constituents/clients to identify and resolve complex
or sensitive issues.
Ability to develop positive, productive, respectful working relationships
with clients and co-workers.
A valid Washington or other State Driver's License (or an ability to obtain
A Master's degree in wildlife science, wildlife management or conservation
or closely related field will
substitute for one year of the required experience. And five (5) years of
professional experience in biodiversity
A Ph.D. degree will substitute for two years of the required experience
provided the field of major study was
in wildlife management or conservation or closely related field.
The best qualified applicants will have experience and training that
skills, and abilities in the following areas:
Direct experience with diversity species research or management.
Ability to effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex
nature or involving
competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough,
and on time.
Experience coordinating and leading small groups, creating a cooperative and
productive environment in
which to resolve problems or develop and implement plans.
Ability to use data and information with a clear and rational thought
process to assess and understand
issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions.
Ability to integrate various ideas, intentions, and information to form
effective goals, objectives, timelines,
action plans, and solutions.
Leadership competencies including interpersonal skills, emotional
intelligence, ability to lead change,
ability to produce results, and the ability to build coalitions.
Knowledge of wildlife population relationships and ecology.
Knowledge of applicable state, federal, and local environmental regulations
Work is performed primarily in an office environment, with exposure to
hazards mostly limited to those
commonly found in government office environments. Time may be spent outdoors
examining habitats and while
engaged in conservation activities on the ground. Must be willing to work in
inclement weather, over difficult
terrain, including slippery rocks, steep banks, and sticky mud and have a
willingness to perform in a safe and
efficient manner. Standard business hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m., but the incumbent must
be willing to work non-scheduled work week. Local or regional travel is
required to meet with regional staff or
partners, attend committee meetings, visit field projects, conduct general
business, or attend or provide
How to Apply:
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at
www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to
your profile before completing the online application:
A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position
(generic cover letter will not be
A current resume (please make it succinct),
Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
Three professional references (personal references do not count as
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead
to disqualification. E-mailed
documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the
Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a
confirming e-mail. You will then be
notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the
e-mail notifications, you can check the
status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at
www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high
volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and
encourage you to use the online
process and avoid calling for information.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We
strive to create a working
environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, and ethnic, sexual
orientation and gender identity
diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities,
persons over 40 years of age,
disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and
gender identities, are encouraged
to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this
announcement in an alternative
format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENTIST 4 *10182W Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. What best describes your level of education:
None of the above
* 2. What is your major area of study? If multiple degrees, please list each
degree and major.
* 3. Do you have three (3) years of professional experience in biodiversity
including conservation biology of special status (e.g. nongame) species?
* 4. What best describes your professional level experience in wildlife and
management? Do not count experience that was a part of your educational
I have less than 12 months of experience.
I have 12 - 23 months of experience.
I have 24 - 35 months of experience.
I have 36 - 47 months of experience.
I have 48 -60 months of experience.
I have more than 60 months or more months of experience.
None of the above
* 5. Please describe your experience developing, reviewing, revising and/or
Recovery Plans for state and/or federally listed species.
* 6. Please describe the strategies you would use to build and maintain
relationships with partners.
* 7. Please describe your experience in prioritization setting and planning
to direct successful
implementation of multiple projects across more than one work unit or
* 8. Please describe your experience managing change and team-building
within your work
group or between work groups.
* 9. Are you willing and able to work non-scheduled hours including evenings
* 10. Do you have a valid Washington State, or other state, driver's
license? (If selected for an
Interview, you may be asked to furnish your license and driving record.)
* 11. Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony within the past ten
(Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony does not necessarily bar you from
* 12. Please verify that you have included the following information in your
1) A chronological resume OR a completed online profile that includes
employment history 2) A detailed cover letter describing how you meet the
for this position. 3) Detailed responses to all supplemental questions. 4)
* Required Question
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