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Class Code: 077674

Education and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in biology, forestry, history, geography, archaeology, one of the earth sciences, parks and recreation, or regional or resource planning and experience equivalent to substantial (five or more years of) full-time increasingly responsible professional conservation planning work including at least one year of supervisory work; qualifying full-time professional experience in conservation planning may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four years; additional qualifying graduate coursework may be substituted for the required nonspecialized experience on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years.
Other Requirements: Necessary Special Qualifications:  None.

Examination Method:  Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions.  For Executive Service positions, Minimum Qualifications, Necessary Special Qualifications, and Examination Method are determined by the appointing authority.
Job Overview: Summary:  Under direction, is responsible for professional conservation planning work of considerable difficulty and management work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features:  This is the highest class in the Conservation Planning series.  This class differs from that of Conservation Planner 3 in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for conservation planning work of considerable difficulty including the planning of statewide conservation programs and would be subordinate to the incumbent of this class.
Work Activities: 1. Directs conservation planning work in endangered plant and animal species, facilities construction, outdoor recreation, and grants administration.

2. Through subordinate supervisory personnel, assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates a moderate-sized staff and their work.

3. Coordinates conservation planning work of the various work units to ensure no duplication of effort.

4. Develops and directs the capital outlay programs for the department.

5. Reviews and makes decisions on employment, retention, promotion, demotions, and other human resources actions.

6. Performs important and difficult public contact and liaison work in explaining and interpreting conservation programs.

7. Reviews and approves budgetary, purchasing, status of project, endangered species, and environmental impact records and reports.

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