Director, Division of Fish and Wildlife

NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection Trenton, New Jersey
Deadline Jan 25, 2019
Job Type Paid permanent

The Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife is appointed by the New Jersey Fish and Game Council subject to the approval of the Governor. Under the general direction of the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection, is responsible for the Division of Fish and Wildlife consisting of the Bureau of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Wildlife Management, Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries, Bureau of Marine Fisheries and Bureau of Shellfisheries Management programs. Responsibilities include: development and implementation of policy and programs and development of regulations related to the management of the Division's programs. Supervises the Program which may include one Deputy Division Director, Administrator of Marine Fisheries, Bureau Chiefs, one section head, a staff with expertise in accounting, law, federal aid, planning, economics and statistics, and employees including professional biologists, conservation officers, conservation educators, technicians, clerical, maintenance workers, and volunteers, trained deputy conservation officers and hunter education volunteer instructors; does related work as required. 

SPECIFIC: Responsible for the protection, management and administration of 350,000+ acres of Wildlife Management Areas, fisheries administration, educational opportunities and the numerous professional staff assigned to the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of policy, programs, regulations, and management of a $40 million operating budget. Serves as the Executive Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner, Natural and Historic Resources and the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection on all fisheries and wildlife scientific and management matters. Serves as an Executive Officer to the Fish and Game Council, Marine Fisheries Council, Shellfisheries Council and the Non-Game Committee. Represents the Division and the Department at numerous inter- and intra-state meetings and conferences. 

SKILL SETS: Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to administer statewide fisheries and wildlife management programs. Familiarity with management planning for both wildlife and fisheries. Ability to effectively communicate with the public and sportsmen groups.\

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree. 

EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years of experience in development of fisheries or wildlife management programs, five (5) years of which shall have been in a supervisory and/or managerial capacity.

NOTE:  A Master's degree in Fisheries, Wildlife Management, or other related field, may be substituted for one (1) year of non-managerial experience.


Interviews will be granted solely based on the cover letter, resume, and credentials submitted in response to this notice. Applicants may be required to provide a copy of their transcripts at time of interview. Please include the posting number (NHRDFW-2019-08) in the subject of the e-mail when submitting your credentials. 

Submit letter of interest, resume and e-mail address by 4 p.m. on Closing Date (January 25, 2019) to:

Nancy Fury, Assistant Commissioner's Office

Natural & Historic REsources

P.O. Box 420; Mail Code:  501-03

Trenton, NJ  08625-0420

E-mail Address:

FAX:  (609) 984-1414

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