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AIS Area Supervisor - Southeast (13877)

Company: State of Montana
Location: Billings
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

/THEOUTSIDEIS IN US ALL./ This position is open until filled, with the next review of applicants on August 29, 2022 and ever 2 weeks after until sucessfully filled.Please submit the following required documents on the State of Montana Careers website: * Cover Letter * Resume Please include dates of employment and your supervisors name/phone number for each position When submitting the required documents, you must check the relevant document box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position.Documents not requested will be not considered in the recruitment process. Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental, and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick, and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association). A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in the job category and are encouraged to apply. Special Information: The Fisheries Division develops programs and budgets to manage for aquatic resources. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Bureau is managed and coordinated by staff within the Department headquarters. Implementation of programs are accomplished by the respective AIS coordinators. The AIS Area Supervisor position serves as the regional watercraft inspection and decontamination supervisor and assists the AIS Prevention Specialist and the AIS Prevention Coordinator in carrying out specified AIS prevention and containment activities. Management decisions will often have local, statewide, and national effects on resource status and conservation. This announcement looks to fill one full-time, year-round position. This position covers the southeast portion of Montana in FWP region's 5 and 7 which are headquartered in Billings, MT (RS) and Miles City, MT (R7). The position will be based out of one of those regional offices. Job Duties: Regional watercraft inspection station management duties: including interpretation and application of Montana statute and rules; quick decision making on questions posed; decontamination and tracking of certain watercraft; coordination with other entities; presentations; trainings Watercraft inspection station supervision: including hiring, scheduling, and training; addressing personnel issues; remote supervision of employees; handling logistics related to equipment, outreach, etc.; on-call duties; collaboration and coordination with inspection station partners Administrative: including recruitment and new hire paperwork; time roll; computing; reporting to supervisor; creating/augmenting training materials and watercraft inspection station documents Maintenance and repair of equipment: including maintaining property lists, and equipment and supplies; perform routine maintenance as necessary; remote trouble shooting; assesses need for vehicles; coordinated repairs and warranty work Regional AIS bureau liaison: AIS Area Supervisors serve as the primary regional contact on AIS issues in their region(s). This includes working closely with Department staff, tribes, conservation districts, National Parks, counties, cities, NGO's, user groups and the public to coordinate on AIS prevention, survey, and outreach activities AIS Outreach: Serves as the regional AIS outreach contact. Presents AIS information to partners in the supervisor's respective region. Coordinates outreach activities with the Com Ed Division. Delivers outreach information at local events and to interested user groups including partners with state, federal, tribal, county, NGO, and other user groups Physical and Environmental Demands: his position encompasses a large range of knowledge and abilities. Working conditions involve outdoor work, often in inclement weather. Work requires periodic exposure to hazardous materials, dust and fumes and equipment exhaust and high noise levels while performing decontaminations and repair and maintenance work. Work requires constant interaction with the public as a representative of the state of Montana, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Daily and overnight travel is often required in variable road conditions. It demands a dedicated employee with availability to work weekends, evenings, some holidays; as well as working long hours outdoors. Applicants will be expected to sit, bend, stoop, crawl, climb, and move up to 75 pounds. This position will often work with little supervision and require remote supervision of employees. On-call availability during the field season will be required. Must have valid driver's license. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This position supervises and works with a variety of individuals, partners, and agencies, of varying backgrounds and is expected to build strong relationships. Applicant should have a desire to continually grow and learn. The incumbent is expected to make quick, critical decisions based on limited information, on topics that could have great impact to numerous individuals and Montana's resources. Knowledge of and experience with computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and data storage. This position requires good organizational and time management skills, and excellent written and verbal communication. Applicants should be able to learn and apply new information quickly. Ideally, this person would be knowledgeable in aquatic invasive species, fisheries biology, aquatic ecology, macrophyte and invertebrate sampling and identification, and computer database management. Experience with management of multiple employees in remote locations is preferred. Good communication skills are necessary in dealing with employees, other agencies, sporting groups, and the public. The incumbent must be able to communicate results of research and monitoring to professional peers, the public, and local, state, and federal policymakers. Must be able to analyze and summarize data from area of responsibility as needed and requested by superiors. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other agencies, various interest groups, and the public. Must work independently with minimal supervision while remotely supervising others including technicians, temporary and seasonal fieldworker positions, various contractors, work-study students, and volunteers. Education and Experience: Knowledge in aquatic invasive species, aquatic ecology or similar field is ideal. Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, environmental studies, fisheries management, natural resource management or other related fields or at least 2 years of job-related experience is desired. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Direct experience in the various listed duties, project management and supervisory skills are desirable. Job: Agricultural/Livestock Sciences* *Title: *AIS Area Supervisor - Southeast (13877) Location: Billings Requisition ID: 22142427 Other Locations: Miles City

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