Do you have a background in water policy? Does this experience include the effects it has on fish, wildlife and their habitats? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for a Water Quality/Quantity Program Manager to develop, and coordinate implementation of policies/plans/programs to maintain ecosystems and habitats that support fish and wildlife populations. The Water Quality/Quantity Program is involved in many water issues that can directly or indirectly affect fish and wildlife. This includes commenting on applications for water use that may impact streams, reviewing and conducting instream flow studies, and reviewing hydroelectric applications. This is a unique opportunity that has the ability to impact and protect aquatic health for Oregon. Consider joining our ODFW team of professionals and apply today!
ODFW strives to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of our programs and services to better serve the diverse population of Oregonians. Key to these efforts is our commitment to ensuring a work environment that is positive, productive, and free from harassment and discrimination. ODFW is looking for an individual to serve in this role that recognizes the value of individual and cultural differences and creates a work environment where individuals’ differences are valued.
This position is located in Salem, the capital of Oregon. If you enjoy the outdoors, Oregon’s Willamette Valley is the place for you. It is less than an hour from glaciated mountain peaks to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the massive Columbia River Gorge to the north. The outdoor opportunities are endless when it comes to fish and wildlife in Oregon! To learn more about the department, the work we do, and our beautiful state, view the following video at https://myodfw.com/about
What you will do:
• Direct the policy responsibilities and administrative functions of the Water Quality and Quantity Program. Develop, coordinate and implement policy and programs, directly through subordinates, for the integration of fish and wildlife protections in the state’s water resources permitting and supply processes, in-stream water rights, hydroelectric power development and operations, and water quality planning.
• Serve as principal Department representative on state and federal water planning and policy development workgroups to move forward policies and actions that protect, restore and enhance fish, wildlife and habitats. Determine necessary Department involvement and strategies for resource protection. Provide policy consultation and technical guidance to Department leadership and field staff on habitat conservation issues and concerns arising out of water resources programs.
• Present and provide guidance related to policy decisions and technical guidance to Department staff, Fish & Wildlife Commission, the Governor’s Office and the Legislature, along with other state, federal, tribal and local governments and interest groups on water resource issues, policies and processes. Organize workshops for Department personnel to train and provide information. Represent ODFW’s position regarding water-related concerns as they relate to fish, wildlife and habitats. Represent the Department as a policy negotiator, and expert witness regarding legal disputes, contested case hearings, and litigation in issues related to the program.
• Supervise staff. Prepare, analyze and monitor program budget. Recommend budget allocation to division administrator. Develop and monitor grants as they relate to the program.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience:
• Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation
• Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation;
AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
• Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., scientists/biologists) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.
Requested Skills: • Education in water law and/or environmental law • Resolving/negotiating highly sensitive/controversial natural resource issues • Working on fisheries, water or other natural resource issues where management authorities span state, federal, tribal, or international boundaries • Knowledge and understanding of hydroelectric facility operations and their effects on fish and wildlife populations and their habitats • Budget development and management • Commitment to promoting and fostering a diverse workforce
Please note, this recruitment closes on 1/28/2021
Internal Number: REQ-56092
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