Regional Wildlife Manager

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

Smyth County, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Starting@$61,500
Deadline Dec 08, 2021
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The application deadline has been extended

Position supervises 3 District Wildlife Biologists to administer a comprehensive wildlife program including management of wildlife populations, wildlife habitats, and human-wildlife conflicts as well as outreach and research within one of the Department’s operational regions. Additionally, position supervises a statewide species conservation specialists and programs, ensuring viability and sustainability of these species within the Commonwealth. Position supports additional statewide wildlife conservation programs by providing regional expertise to Department colleagues in the development of species management plans and wildlife regulations.  

Minimum Qualificatons

  • Knowledge and understanding of the management principles and practices for terrestrial wildlife species and habitats. 
  • Demonstrated experience and technical expertise in managing populations and habitats for a diverse suite of wildlife species. 
  • Exhibited skills in leadership and personnel management displaying an ability to supervise others is required. 
  • Experience in constructively interacting with various state and federal fish and wildlife agencies and the public to achieve shared conservation goals.  
  • Demonstrated experience in solving and/or recommending solutions to difficult or unusual problems is required. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to use personal computers and Microsoft Office are required.  
    High school diploma or GED along with considerable experience in wildlife conservation and management required. 
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, a valid VA driver’s license required 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced college degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Natural Resources or related field. 
  • Experience in constructively interacting with various state and federal fish and wildlife agencies and the public to achieve shared conservation goals. 
  • Demonstrated natural resource conservation or wildlife management experience with solving and/or recommending solutions to difficult or unusual problems. 
  • Conflict resolution and management skills are preferred. 
  • Certification by The Wildlife Society or other related professional organization is desirable. 

Special Requirements

In accordance with Executive Directive #18 in the state of Virginia, the  selected candidate for hire for all positions in the Executive Branch (including Office of the Governor, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Executive Branch agencies, Institutions of Higher Education, and Authorities within the Executive Branch by the Code of Virginia or designated under a Secretariat in the Code of Virginia) must disclose their COVID 19 vaccination status upon the first day of hire.

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