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Description The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency's mission. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations. Each day, WDFW employees facilitate fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. WDFW's employees\u2013field and laboratory biologists, geneticists, research scientists, hatchery professionals, policy experts, fully commissioned law enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, property acquisition specialists, customer service representatives and others work throughout the state. WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species. WDFW employees maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands. They interpret, apply and enforce state and federal laws and collaborate with stakeholders to protect fish and wildlife resources. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at . Grants Manager Property and Acquisition Specialist 5 (Permanent) The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Grants Manager (Property and Acquisition Specialist 5) position located in the Wildlife Program in Olympia. The duty station for this position will be at Real Estate Services Office, 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, Washington. ***First review of applicant materials will be March\u00a026, 2018. This position under administrative direction from the Real Estate Services Section Manager is responsible for the management, technical expertise and oversight of land acquisition grants for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. In coordination with regional staff from various programs, they assist with grant applications including match identification where necessary; monitor budgets and projects for reporting timelines, project completion and reporting for grant compliance. This position serves as the Grants Manager within the Real Estate Services Section; representing the Agency to the public, private parties and external parties such as county commissioners and other elected official; local governments, tribes, and other state and federal agencies. Duties Represent the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Program as a member of the Real Estate Services team as the grants manager for acquisition grants and contracts. Manage and report on approximately 35-50 active land acquisition grant contracts totaling $35,000,000 - $55,000,000 each biennium; Prepare grant amendment requests, meet required timelines for preparation and submission of interim progress and final closeout reports for grants. Serve as technical expert to agency staff and external partners regarding grant requirements and related agency land acquisition policies and procedures for new proposals and\/or scope changes to existing funded projects. Work with regional wildlife area managers, survey and cultural resources staff on post-acquisition projects to ensure grant funding is utilized within budget\/timeline. Responsible to ensure completion of closed grant files in compliance with grant funding. Coordinate with the WDFW archaeologist, state contract staff and regional wildlife area managers to complete the cultural resource compliance process within open grant periods for land acquisition. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, land use planning, forestry, natural resource management, environmental studies or related field AND three years of professional experience in the acquisition, development or management of recreation habitat or conservation lands and resources; OR one year of experience as a Property and Acquisition Specialist 4; \u00a0 A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of experience. Additional qualifying experience will substitute year for year for education. Valid Washington State Driver's License Preferred\/Desired Qualifications: Proficient, experienced and knowledgeable in grant administration. Experience in real estate practices including state and federal real estate laws, real estate contracts, title research, easements, encumbrances, legal descriptions, maps, closing documents and various other legal documents. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written documents. Excellent skills in project, contract and budget management. Experienced with Microsoft Office Software - Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher. Knowledge of financial and accounting processes and procedures. Technical reporting skills. Data gathering, analysis interpretation, fact-finding, reporting and evaluation. Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work load and work independently. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to interpret and apply policy.

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The purpose of Access Washington is to promote public service to citizens and businesses by: Expanding business and citizen access to government services and government information; Offering an easy and convenient process to conduct online transactions with State government; Accelerating the delivery of quality online government services; Improving the level of customer service from State government; and Extending online government services to all citizens in Washington State. Access Washington recognizes that it is necessary to include links to websites outside Access Washington control. The purpose of this section is to clearly state that the Access Washington website is not a public forum for communication and debate. Links to external Websites from the Access Washington pages are established and retained at Access Washington discretion. This page also provides guidelines on when links to external sources are inappropriate.

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