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Senior Manager - Wildlife Conservation

Employer
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Location
Durant, Oklahoma, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 19, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Sustainability
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Purpose or Objective(s): Responsible for leading a team of Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fishery and Conservation Outreach professionals for the development and execution of wildlife and fishery management plans across the Choctaw Nation Reservation. The position provides for the assurance of the sustainability and management of all fish and wildlife endemic to the reservation. This includes providing hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Primary Tasks:

1. Directs the development and execution of successful conservation methods and management plans.

2. Directs strategic research initiatives to support appropriate changes to the Choctaw Nation Fish, Animal and Game Code (Code).

3. Cooperates with appropriate regulatory and enforcement agencies in support of the code.

4. Develops and/or interprets data collection and research to implement best management practices for desired conservation results.

5. Provide data reporting for Senior leadership regarding wildlife populations trends, public activity, interactions, and satisfaction.

6. Manages a team of Professionals that supports the Tribe's wildlife conservation needs, promulgates, and enforces code, trains necessary CNO staff, forms corrective actions, protects natural resources from negative impacts.

7. Develop and implement strategic plans for media specific wildlife conservation programs that are relevant to the needs of the Choctaw Nation and its members.

8. Secure funding to develop and implement successful support of the department and wildlife needs.

9. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

MINIMUM

· Bachelor's degree in Biology/Ecology or related field

· Ability to orchestrate key operational strategies, while working alone or in a team environment to enhance the departmental growth

· Present complex information in a simple and understandable terms to leadership and the public

· Ability to conduct research and report writing

· Experience working with persons at multiple levels of an organization

· Ability to apply written and verbal communication

· High level of interpersonal skills

· Five years' experience in wildlife management or public lands setting

· Supervisory experience in a team environment

TARGET

· Master's degree in Biology/Ecology or related field

· Direction over public lands or large private wildlife operations

· Ability to orchestrate key operational strategies, while working alone or in a team environment to enhance the departmental growth

· Ability to motivate and simultaneously develop and execute multiple projects

· Experience working with persons at multiple levels of an organization

· Ability to apply written and verbal communication

· High level of interpersonal skills

· Seven years of experience managing wildlife or public lands

· Seven years supervisory experience in a team environment
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