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Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:39 PM

Job Description
BASIC SUMMARY:
This professional:level position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing assigned Defenders strategic plan conservation objectives and strategies in the Northwest, with a focus on conserving threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), ensuring the sustainable management and conservation of our public lands, and advancing responsible renewable energy development in the state, while working collaboratively with other Defenders staff in the region and with other Defenders programs or departments (Renewable Energy, Endangered Species Conservation, Landscape Conservation and Climate Adaptation, Conservation Law, Communications, Government Relations and Marketing).
Program strategies and objectives are achieved by collaborating with a variety of external partners including state and federal agencies and officials, tribal governments, private landowners, renewable energy developers, and other conservation organizations. The Senior Representative pursues conservation objectives through a variety of tools including policy advocacy; project review and comment; project development and implementation; coalition building; public outreach, and other means. This position requires knowledge and experience in a broad array of Oregon natural resource conservation issues, such as endangered species policy, federal land management policy, renewable energy, landscape level planning, and conservation biology. The Senior Representative may oversee contractors working for Defenders on some of these issues. This position will require knowledge of and familiarity with key stakeholders and organizations engaged in conserving Oregons natural resources, and the ability to quickly establish ties with state policy makers, renewable energy developers and the conservation community. This position requires working independently with minimal oversight.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
:Assist with the development and successful implementation of priority public lands and wildlife conservation work in the Northwest, focusing on Oregon. The focus will be on, but not limited to, the following issues:
:Conservation of key imperiled species such as the gray wolf, marbled murrelet, sage grouse, and other species listed under the ESA;
:Advancement of responsible and wildlife:friendly renewable energy development;
:Predator coexistence initiatives;
:Sustainable national forest and other public land management planning and actions; and
:Management of a volunteer citizen science project to monitor rare carnivores.
:Actively promote and expand Defenders work in Oregon through the application of best available science, review and implementation of field:based projects, the development and presentation of testimony and formal comments on select state and federal proposed wildlife and public lands management policies and media development. These tasks will be accomplished using a wide range of strategies including:
:Direct and grassroots lobbying of elected officials and government agencies.
:Recommending litigation where appropriate and providing technical support.
:Recommending and facilitating species restoration and reintroduction projects as appropriate.
:Seeking policy and programmatic changes by relevant state and federal agencies.
:Represent Defenders in selected working groups, committees, and processes.
:Engage with the state fish and wildlife commission and agencies to develop and implement sound wildlife management strategies.
:Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships and partnerships with conservation partners, state and federal agencies and officials, Native American tribes and decision makers and other stakeholders.
:Work with private landowners and state and federal agencies to advance the conservation of state and federal ESA:listed species and candidate species and their habitats.
:Facilitate and promote the integration o

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