Job Opportunity Deputy Director Habitat & Species Conservation 77000198

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Requisition No: 316561 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000198 

Salary:  $75,000 - $90,000 annually + benefits 

Posting Closing Date: 03/16/2021 

Title: Deputy Director Division of Habitat & Species Conservation

Position number: 77000198

Address: 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Fl   32399

Supervisor: Division of Habitat & Species Director, Melissa Tucker

A resume and a cover letter describing the applicant’s experience with wildlife and/or natural resource planning, conservation and management, particularly as it relates to the duties described below, must also be submitted with the application

Description of duties:

Highly responsible and complex managerial position requiring technical knowledge in administrative and management practices and principles and an understanding of the principles of wildlife management and ecology.  

     The incumbent of this position serves as one of two Deputy Directors in the Habitat and Species Conservation Division (HSC) and is responsible for providing oversight and guidance on all division programs, with direct responsibility for intergovernmental coordination, planning, and policy development.  Responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of new initiatives that will expand the current capacity and scope of agency-sponsored fish and wildlife conservation programs including strategic initiatives and various issue teams.  New initiatives will focus on development of effective partnerships and incentives to foster more effective fish and wildlife conservation.  Supervises and provides oversight for the Office of Conservation Planning Services, Imperiled Species Management Section and the Wildlife Diversity Conservation Section. Supervises HSC Communication staff and is responsible for coordination and oversight of Division and Community Relations program integration.  

     Serves on HSC’s Division Management and Administration Team with the Division Director and other Deputy to provide oversight and direction; executive supervision; performance assessments; and planning, budgeting and monitoring of division activities.  Shares direct responsibility for and participates in FWC senior leadership, including acting as alternate to Director on Senior Leadership Team and Executive Leadership Team.  Shares responsibility for the integration of program efforts with other FWC Divisions and Offices so that staff is working closely with all related and affected Divisions and Offices.  Serves as a Division’s liaison with stakeholders and partners to ensure responsiveness to their interests and serves as a Division liaison with State and Federal agencies in areas of mutual concern. 

     Assists in the analysis and preparation of legislative bills.  May appear before the State Legislature and Commissioners of FWC to provide information on Division activities, proposed regulations, and to answer questions on complex/controversial legislation or issues.  Handles technical questions from Commissioners, Legislators, public, and media on the policies and procedures of the Division and activities of the overall agency.

     Assists in negotiating contractual services with other state, federal and university institutions to provide the best available scientific, technical and operational knowledge to field staff and public user groups. 

Broadband code: 10-9121-01

Class code: 7892

Region: Northwest

Title: Deputy Division Director

County: Leon

Working hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

List of any subordinates supervised: Director of Conservation Planning Services, HSC Section Leader – Imperiled Species Management, Public Information Director, and HSC Section Leader – Wildlife Diversity Conservation

Residency requirement: None

Level of Education-A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a life or physical science.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee