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Thomas A. Bourgault, Human Resources Administrator: (603) 271-2496
October 1, 2007

Search Commences for Next Fish and Game Executive Director

CONCORD, N.H. -- Fish and Game Commission Chairman Glenn Normandeau announced today their search will resume during the first week of October to fill the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Executive Director position. This position was vacated with the retirement of Lee E. Perry 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, the Division of Personnel and Fish and Game Department websites. 

Commissioner Normandeau advises potential candidates that all applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2007 to be considered. The position is unclassified and serves a term of four years.

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 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 December 31, 2007. Click here for a complete job description (PDF download).

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