The Director is responsible for ensuring that the Department's programs and services safeguard the long-term health of the fish and wildlife under the Department's stewardship. The Director provides leadership in building effective relationships with Idaho citizens and the broad array of constituencies with a stake in the Department's work. The Director instills organizational culture and values geared toward achieving strategic priorities.
Communicates a sense of vision and priority to Department employees in accomplishing goals and objectives.
Directs and coordinates activities of Department personnel to ensure efficient and cost-effective operations.
Ensures compliance with established short- and long-range Commission policies for the preservation, protection, perpetuation, and management of wildlife resources in the State of Idaho.
Identifies and promotes programs through appropriate legislative, professional, governmental agencies, and social groups to enhance and protect the wildlife resources of the State.
Maintains excellent working relationships with the Commission by acting as a trusted advisor keeping Commissioners fully informed on sensitive and controversial programs and projects that impact the State's fish and wildlife resources.
Cultivates collaborative relationships with sportsmen; elected officials; federal, state, and tribal agencies; private landowners; and the general public, to promote Department policy and budgetary support, and to address complex challenges for managing fish and wildlife resources, habit, and public access.
Serves as a member of the Governor's Natural Resource Cabinet and represents the Department and State in discussions, negotiations, and partnerships with federal, regional, tribal, and conservation organizations.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and extensive experience in the management and conservation of fish and wildlife; with hunting, fishing, and trapping, or other natural resource management at progressively more responsible levels; preferably as a Division Chief, Bureau Chief, Regional Supervisor, Deputy Director, Agency Director, or organizational equivalent.
A proven track record of demonstrated leadership, vision, and innovation for delivering results, building accountability for staff, and creating an empowering and collaborative work environment.
Development and implementation of long-range plans, policies, objectives, multi-faceted budgets and human resource management plans.
Excellent skills in leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, consensus building, and public relations.
Proven excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to function effectively in a complex political environment with a broad range of public entities, interest groups, and various governmental entities with roles in natural resources management.
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