GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, work activities in this position primarily involve surveying and preparing reports regarding existing or planned park lands to determine forest conditions and distribution and abundance of fauna and flora; assesses proposed land purchases for development possibilities and determines natural resources maintenance needs; researches and develops plans to provide for or improve fish and wildlife and fauna and flora protection; and directs the natural resource crew in the aforementioned activities.
Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, landscape architecture, forestry, wildlife management, or related field, Master’s degree preferred. Applicants with 8 or more years of related service will be given credit toward meeting the minimum educational requirements and will be considered for the position.
Seven years of experience in natural resource management or directly related field, with at least 1 year of supervisory experience.
Experience in environmental issues, land stewardship and conservation, and/or health desired.
Ability to effectively delegate authority and responsibility while maintaining appropriate levels of operational control.
Ability to make strategic decisions pertaining to staff and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the Board, the public, outside agencies and employees.
Ability to work under stressful conditions and varied hours including weekends and holidays, depending upon marketing events and programs.
Ability to travel locally, and statewide.
Ability to implement new initiatives and demonstrate creativity.
May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
Ability to perform essential duties.
A full job description can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources department.
Who May Apply: Open to all candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.
NOTE: Michigan “Freedom of Information” laws require that candidate names and other information be made available upon request, unless the candidate has expressly requested confidentiality. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will endeavor to maintain confidentiality and privacy within applicable laws. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
To apply, visit www.metroparks.com/jobs
About Huron-Clinton Metroparks
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, located in Southeastern Michigan, is a five county regional parks system serving Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The Metroparks host nearly 9 million visitors each year at 13 Metroparks covering 25,000 acres, including eight golf courses, two marinas, scenic nature trails, beaches, pools, educational activities and winter sports.
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