This position will supervise, coordinate and oversee the conservation of coastal bird communities (e.g. shorebirds, marsh birds, beach nesters, and waders) as well as the implementation of the State Wildlife Action Plan. Position will serve as primary point of contact for NatureServe/Biotics, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and other data, biodiversity and climate change workgroups.Position will supervise two full-time Environmental Scientists and seasonal employees, issue scientific collecting and wildlife rehabilitation permits, and assists with writing and administrating grants and associated budgets.
Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements. Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.
- Three years experience in wildlife research.
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.
- Plans, coordinates and oversees program implementation.
- Provides technical direction and oversight for subordinates.
- Recommends and drafts laws, rules and regulations applicable to assigned program areas.
- Drafts grant applications and budget proposals; may participate in other specialized fiscal activities.
- Manages staff personnel matters such as training, performance evaluation, hiring interviews, and making hiring recommendations.
- Plans, coordinates and conducts meetings and workshops with other agencies and the private sector.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Program Manager I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science or related field.
- Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
- One year experience in designing, planning, and overseeing the implementation of environmental/natural resources projects or program components while ensuring statewide or regional program goals are achieved.
- Knowledge of budget development which includes analyzing financial data and making long and short range plans and projections.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.
As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
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.
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