Region 5 Director – Southwest Region – EMS Band 3 – Permanent – *18165-22 – Ridgefield Washington – Clark County

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Ridgefield, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Feb 2023

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ridgefield, Washington - Clark County
Job Category
Full time Positions
$130,075.00 Annually
Last Date to Apply
FULL-TIME/PERMANENT REGION 5 DIRECTOR - SOUTHWEST REGION EMS BAND 3 Director's Office Ridgefield, Washington - Clark County Southwest Region 5: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Skamania, & Wahkiakum Counties. This recruitment is posted until February 28, 2023 - application review will be ongoing, we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time. Envision yourself as WDFW’s policy representative and spokesperson for region-specific issues, while providing leadership and direction on region-specific policy issues! Ensure that local issues are solved, the right people are involved, and that decisions are made at the regional level. Develop strong partnerships, collaborative approaches, and effective communication internally and externally! Picture yourself as the regional policy lead for Region 5 and the Director’s voice and spokesperson in the region on all matters related to the implementation of WDFW’s mission. In this dynamic role, you will provide strategic guidance and decision-making on regional and agency-wide priorities - ensuring internal/external coordination and effective communication throughout the region and with other executives. Provide inter-program coordination, communication, and policy direction in the field - lead the Regional Management Team and resolve issues at local levels, promote cross-program cooperation, share information on agency direction, coordinate on agency-wide policy, and develop regional operating procedures. You thrive on building collaboration and teamwork, establish and maintain good working relationships with federal, state, local, and tribal government officials, elected officials, the media, special interest groups, and other constituents and stakeholders. You have tact and diplomacy, you gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Duties As our Region 5 Director, you will be responsible for, -Resolving regional management issues with other state or federal agencies, tribes, and public with Director. -Resolving cross-program issues within the region. Developing, prioritizing, and administering the operating budget allotted to the region. -Prioritizing land acquisitions and access development projects within the region. -Prioritizing capital budget projects within the region. -Make decisions that affect operations in the regional office including personnel and administrative matters. -Deciding which regional issues should be brought to the Director's Office or agency Executive Management Team for resolution and recommends a course of action. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: -Work is performed in an office setting at a computer and at external meetings. Schedule: -Generally, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Travel Requirements: -Occasional travel. Customer Relations: -Will meet with customers both internally and externally.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis. Bachelor's degree or higher in Natural Resources or related field. AND A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible natural resource management experience. Knowledge of: -Federal and state laws as they apply to tribal treaty fishing and hunting rights. Competencies: -Proven leadership skills. -Demonstrated ability to establish and accomplish goals and objectives and communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. -Demonstrated commitment to fish, wildlife, and resource management. -Ability to serve as a proactive advisor and consultant to the Director. -Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with federal, state, local, and tribal government officials, elected officials, the media, special interest groups, and other constituents and stakeholders. -Proven ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively, facilitating team approaches to problem-solving. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: WDFW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor before you will be allowed to work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes. Supplemental Information Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application: -A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted). -A current resume. -Three professional references. IMPORTANT NOTE: All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: JOIN THE WDFW TEAM: Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW! The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE). WDFW employees may be eligible for the following: Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following: -Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to -Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran) -Include your name as it appears on your application in MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following: -Notify us of your military spouse status by email at -Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS) -Include your name as it appears on your application in Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. 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