This position serves as the Chief of the Wildlife Division
responsible for the overall performance, effectiveness, supervision
and administration of the Division. This position will lead the
Division into new concepts and ideas for the next 100 years of
wildlife conservation and management. This position collaborates
with a diversity of stakeholder groups and organizations. Division
programs encompass responsibilities/authority for the Department's
mission to enhance, restore, and conserve the state's wildlife
resources, natural communities, and ecosystems for the benefit of
Michigan's citizens, visitors, and future generations. The
incumbent will provide leadership to help direct and administer
programs across the Department as a member of DNR Management
Position Description (Download PDF reader)
Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major.
Two years of professional managerial experience.
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Required Pre-writing Assignment - Please Attach Response to Your Application:
Major challenges are on the horizon for the Wildlife Division such as: the loss of hunter numbers and subsequent funding, invasive species, managing wildlife resources in a disease framework, and outdated infrastructure that needs to be replaced or transformed into new ways of doing business. In 2 pages or less, please describe how you will lead the Wildlife Division with new concepts and ideas to tackle issues like these and transition into the next 100 years of wildlife conservation?
Please attach a cover letter, resume, official college transcript and the pre-writing assignment response (see above for details) to your application.
NOTE: Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out.
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
You must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcript. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.
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