Job Post

Michigan Department of Natural Resources seeks Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator

June 08, 2021

Position Title                                                                                             506017_1622757798406_DNRCOLORLOGO                                       Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator
(Wildlife Biology Specialist 13)                                    
Job Summary 
This position takes a lead role in planning and coordinating the revision and implementation of the Wildlife Action Plan, while working with other divisions and external partners.
Job Description
Sole statewide specialist responsible for administering and coordinating the State’s Wildlife Action Plan (WAP). This position takes a lead role in planning and coordinating the revision and implementation of the Wildlife Action Plan, while working with other divisions and external partners. This position is also responsible for dissemination of data and information contained
within and obtained through development and implementation of the WAP to agencies, organizations and individuals involved with wildlife conservation in Michigan. This position is responsible for evaluating and showing overall success of the program. It represents the DNR on non-game issues at professional meetings and public forums, and it provides technical assistance on species on greatest conservation need issues to Wildlife Division staff, divisions, agencies, and other management partners. This position addresses multiple objectives of the Wildlife Division Strategic Plan. This position also provides support to the Wildlife Division on other statewide or regional planning efforts.

Skills we are looking for

  • Experience leading and facilitating planning efforts.
  • Experience leading multi-agency/ partner workgroups.
  • Experience leading the writing and implementation of grants.
  • Ability to foster and maintain strong, positive partnerships, collaborate, and coordinate conservation actions with DNR staff,
     multiple agencies, and NGO partners.
  • Knowledge of natural resource management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with peers, decision makers, partners, and the public.
  • Knowledge of data management tools and techniques.
  • Experience in writing technical reports for state and federal agencies.
Required Education and Experience


  • Possession of a bachelor's degree in the wildlife biological sciences with at least 24 semester (36 term) credits in the areas of ecology, entomology, mammalogy, ornithology wildlife management or zoology.


  • Four years of professional experience as a Wildlife Biologist, including two years equivalent to a Wildlife Biologist P11 or Research Biologist P11 in wildlife research, or one year equivalent to a Wildlife Biologist 12 or Research Biologist 12 in wildlife research.
Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a resume, official college transcripts to your application. 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.
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other information provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions.
Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.
Extended Deadline to Apply: June 17, 2021


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