Employer: MA Department of Fish & Game, Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Location: Westborough, MA
Application deadline: Will remain open until March 28, 2024, but first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply by January 12, 2024.
Directly oversee the work of the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) scientists, habitat managers, and data management staff. Aid in administering and guiding policy for the Program, including its regulatory review work under the MA Endangered Species Act. Oversee species recovery, conservation planning and prioritization, inventory, research, habitat restoration and management projects to conserve the Commonwealth’s endangered, threatened, and special concern species and exemplary natural communities. Develop and implement conservation initiatives, seek and obtain funding, and coordinate NHESP’s conservation efforts.
Job Duties Include:
- Aid the Assistant Director in administering the Program, including setting policy, developing procedures, identifying priorities, budgeting, and securing funding. Assist with development and management of grant applications.
- Oversee the Program’s inventory, monitoring, research, and planning to conserve and enhance the Commonwealth’s biodiversity, particularly its endangered, threatened and special concern species and exemplary natural communities.
- Oversee the Program’s management and recovery efforts for state-listed species and their habitats as well as its related conservation initiatives, including but not limited to compilation and analysis of biological data on rare species populations and habitats, species habitat mapping, and the application of these data to its habitat protection, management and regulatory review work. Coordinate the Program’s periodic review and evaluation of individual species status for inclusion on or deletion from the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA) list.
- Supervise the Program’s scientists, habitat managers, data management as well as other short-term employees, and work with them to identify and implement biodiversity conservation priorities. Supervise the development of methodologies and procedures for the acquisition of scientific data and supervise identification and correction of data deficiencies.
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