January 18, 2023 USTFA

Job Opportunity: Division Director Aquaculture (Maine Department of Marine Resources)

The Department of Marine Resources is seeking a Public Service Manager II for a managerial position headquartered in Augusta that is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the Aquaculture Division. 

As director of the division, this position supervises up to six employees and oversees all work within the division, including research and monitoring activities, leasing and licensing, policy development, and administrative functions.  The position advises the Bureau Director, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner on the development of state, interstate, and federal management policies, regulations, and legislation.  The position will also work closely with Maine Marine Patrol on compliance and enforcement issues related to aquaculture.  A key responsibility is to represent the department at interagency and intergovernmental meetings to provide scientific and policy expertise on aquaculture issues, and to represent the Department on policy matters in adjudicatory hearings for aquaculture leases.

This is a supervisory position responsible for coaching and evaluating the performance of subordinates.  Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of aquaculture policy, research, and monitoring practices; knowledge of the adjudicatory process; demonstrated experience of teamwork and leadership in a large organization; excellent written and oral communication skills; supervisory experience; ability to effectively interact with a wide range of stakeholders in casual and formal professional settings; and the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate work plans…

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