The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) is looking for a talented and exceptional executive director to take the helm of a high performing team to support and carry out the mission of the Commission. The position requires a dynamic leader with demonstrated executive-level experience. The position offers unique opportunities and challenges in one of the most beautiful states in the union, while working with a diverse and growing population. Based in the state capitol of Sacramento, the Commission is family- friendly and situated in close proximity to the Napa Valley, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and other desirable destinations.
Under the general direction of the California Fish and Game Commission, the executive director actively supports and implements a shared vision that emphasizes (1) a healthy, biodiverse and natural California in which native fish and wildlife thrive; and (2) a rich and sustainable outdoor heritage that inspires recreation and enjoyment for all generations.
The executive director oversees and guides the work of a multi-disciplinary team of professional and administrative staff; provides direction to staff for administering a critical, statewide regulatory program and quasi-judicial proceedings; maintains collaborative working relationships with government agencies and stakeholders; maximizes opportunities to educate the public and stakeholders about commission actions; advises the commission on legislation, public policy, meeting its statutory responsibilities, and achieving strategic goals; represents the Commission in negotiations; and provides general oversight for commission operational decisions.
Applicants must apply by August 14th! To apply, please visit www.calcareers.ca.gov.
California Fish and Game Commission
Established in 1870, the Commission is composed of five members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Commission has a small staff, including the executive director, a deputy executive director, a program manager, two science advisors, and administrative and analytical support personnel. The Commission conducts public meetings throughout the State to, among other things, promulgate regulations for sport fishing and hunting, many commercial fisheries, and designating protected areas; makes listing and delisting determinations for the state’s rare, threatened or endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act; sets policy for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; acts in a semi-judicial role for appeals and accusations, and leasing state water bottoms for aquaculture and kelp beds for harvesting.