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Thomas A. Bourgault, Human Resources Administrator: (603) 271-2496
March 26, 2007

Search Begins for Next Fish and Game Executive Director

CONCORD, N.H. -- Fish and Game Commission Chairman Glenn Normandeau announced today the search has officially begun for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's executive director position, to be filled upon current executive director Lee E. Perry's retirement in August of 2007. A search committee has been named; Cheshire County Commissioner Robert Phillipson, Jr. will chair it.

The search committee will conduct "a comprehensive and equitable search" for a new executive director, in accordance with the statute, Normandeau said. The Commission expects to cast a wide net and recruit for the position through many channels, including the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Division of Personnel and Fish and Game Department websites. The search committee's activities will conclude with the forwarding of a single recommendation to Governor Lynch this summer.

Commissioner Normandeau advises potential candidates that all applications must be postmarked by April 26, 2007 to be considered. The position is unclassified and serves a term of four years.

To be considered, applicants must possess a minimum of ten years experience demonstrating progressive management and leadership within an organization with a budget in the range of $10 million plus. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, conservation law or a related field and an advanced degree in business, public administration or a related field, or equivalence. The preferred candidate will possess experience in supervising a diverse organization and demonstrate strong leadership ability, competent administrative skills, understand the value and traditions of hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife viewing, possess a strong ability to communicate and appreciate the balance required among all six divisions of the Department.

The salary range for this position is up to $89,388 plus state benefits, including fully paid health and dental insurance, retirement program, pre-tax deduction for deferred compensation and paid vacations.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume that clearly demonstrates how he/she meets the qualifications and desired skills to: Commissioner Robert Phillipson, Chairman, Search Committee, 195 Gunn Rd., Keene, NH 03431, postmarked no later than April 26, 2007. Click here to download complete job description (PDF file, 31 KB).

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