Website State of Illinois
Under general direction of the Section Manager, administers the Department’s Conservation Stewardship Program; organizes, evaluates, and implements the Department’s administrative rules, policies and procedures, and directives for Conservation Management Plans and other habitat management, protection and enhancement programs; coordinates with Office of Resource Conservation (ORC) Chiefs on the activities of all district field staff in the implementation and execution of the Conservation Stewardship Program.
- Coordinates the development and evaluation of program-oriented studies and investigations related to the Conservation Stewardship Program.
- Organizes, plans, executes, and evaluates the Department’s Conservation Stewardship Program.
- Coordinates with and trains ORC field staff and other appropriate staff in the delivery of professional/technical services to facilitate the review and/or the development of Conservation Management Plans.
- Serves as clearing house for federal, state and private conservation group programs that can be used for developing Conservation Management Plans.
- Consults with the Section Manager, evaluates existing State policies, programs, procedures, legislation and administrative rules and develops, recommends and/or implements changes as needed or required.
- Travels throughout the state for site inspections.
- Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of a bachelor’s degree in fish, wildlife, forestry or natural heritage resource management or in a related biological science.
- Extensive knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fish, wildlife, forestry or natural heritage resource conservation.
- Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with representatives from federal, state, and local governments, conservation organizations, and the general public.
- Extensive knowledge of natural resource management theory, principles and practices.
- Ability to provide technical direction/supervision to lower-level natural resource professional supportive staff, and others employing the services of the department.
- Ability to prepare/present technical data, statistics and detailed natural resource management reports.
- Requires five (5) years progressively responsible professional experience in fish, wildlife, forestry or natural heritage resource management.
Company: State of Illinois
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Springfield, IL, US
Application Deadline: N/A