Under the direction of the Habitat Branch Chief, the Project Evaluation Program Supervisor will be responsible for directing, coordinating and monitoring project evaluation and compliance for the Department’s statewide Habitat, Evaluation and Lands Program. This position will oversee the Department’s environmental assessment checklist process and the cultural resource compliance program. The position will act as an alternate as assigned for the Branch Chief or Assistant Director on state, regional and national level coordination, projects and programs, negotiates outcomes on behalf of the branch, division or department. Assists the Branch Chief in providing recommendation and guidance for statewide budget development related to the project evaluation and compliance program activities, negotiates directly with other state, local and federal agencies in the preparation of program-related memorandums and reviews and approves documents with delegated authority of the Branch Chief. As requested, assists Branch Chief, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Commission and Governor’s office with developing, reviewing and interpreting rules and policies, review legislation and develop recommendations, briefings and presentations. May serve as an advisor member or team leader for various Department, regional and national policy, strategic and rule making teams and coordinates statewide engagement in Federal Land Management planning and provide monthly briefings and/or presentations. Leads and coordinates efforts to maintain the Commission’s statutory authorities and the Department’s ability to fulfill state trust responsibilities on federal lands. Performs other duties as assigned.
The candidate will have knowledge in the following areas: Department’s mission, wildlife management principles and application, working knowledge of federal and state environmental laws, regulations and policies, fish and wildlife habitat evaluation and project impact analysis, mitigation and compensation measures consistent with Department policy and natural resources negotiations. The candidate will have skill in: written and oral communication, project management planning, coordination and implementation, leadership, supervision, delegation, creative problem solving and presentation of information in a clear and concise manner orally and written. Must be able to perform multiple tasks, analyze and interpret data and information, work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise and cultures and think strategically and apply concepts through planning processes and/or on the ground. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or closely related field from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience in fisheries and/or wildlife research management. An advanced degree in fisheries and/or wildlife sciences may substitute for one year of required experience. Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
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