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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne M. Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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>From the DNR:

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
POSTING DATE - JANUARY 27, 2004
 
POSITION AVAILABLE
DIRECTOR
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
One of the nation's premier natural resources agencies, the Michigan
Department of Natural Resources, seeks exceptional candidates for the
position of Director. The Director is appointed by, and serves at the
pleasure of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC). The Director is also
a member of the Governor's Cabinet.  The Salary range for this position
starts at $115,000.
The Director leads an agency of 1500 Full Time Equated Positions with a
$250 million budget responsible for 3.8 million acres of state forest;
97 state parks with over 23 million visitors per year; fisheries in
Great Lakes and interior waters; wildlife management; conservation law
enforcement; forestry and fire control; land acquisition and
disposition; oil and gas leasing; grant administration; and human
resource management.
Major responsibilities of this position include NRC affairs (policy),
leadership responsibility for organizational development, management of
financial and human resources, program evaluation and control,
development of legislation and coordination with the Legislature;
liaison with the Office of the Governor, other State agencies and,
constituent groups. The Director must possess the ability to: provide
creative direction; improve program integration; initiate and support
quality improvement; develop innovative and entrepreneurial methods of
customer service delivery systems; interact effectively with diverse
stakeholders; and, improve outreach programs.
Candidates should have extensive senior executive experience in a large
organization in natural resource management, public policy and
administration obtained in either the public or private sector.
Demonstrated leadership qualities are essential. The Director should
have the ability to lead a management team that creates positive
partnerships and relationships with members of the Michigan Legislature;
Office of the Governor, other State agencies, citizens and constituent
groups, and local government entities.

A minimum of a Bachelor Degree and at least 5 years of senior executive
level direct administrative experience in leading a major public or
private agency with complex and diverse programs is highly desirable.
That experience includes: Working with Commissions and Boards; Direct
Legislative experience (development, presenting & testifying); Budget
Development & Management experience; Restricted Funds Management; Public
Policy Development & Administration; Constituent Relationships; Natural
Resource Management (Wildlife, Fish, Forests, Parks, Law Enforcement,
Land & Mineral Acquisition & Management); Organizational Development &
Management; Quality Improvement Management; Human Impact Management
(Health,  & Safety, Equal Treatment, Ethics, Harassment, Discrimination,
Drug & Alcohol, and Reasonable Accommodation/ADA).


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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
DIRECTOR SELECTION
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES


The deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2004.
If you believe you are eligible for consideration for this position,
please submit all of the following required material:
 
•	Cover letter; 
•	Resume;
•	Copy of your academic transcript(s) for the highest degree
awarded;
•	References from three professional associates; and, 
•	The responses to the attached Information Request Document. 

By mail to: 	

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Natural Resources Commission Search
C/o Gerald T. Harris 
Human Resources Chief 
2510 Kerry Street, Suite 106
Lansing, Michigan 48912 

The submission of Application Packages via E mail or fax will not be
considered.

Background checks may be used during the final selection process.

The final interviews will be conducted by the full Natural Resources
Commission in a scheduled open public meeting. 

Please note the following conditions that also apply to employment with
the State of Michigan. 
•	Prior to hire, an individual must submit to and pass a
pre-employment drug test.  
•	If you accept a position with the State of Michigan, you will be
paid by means of an electronic funds transfer into an account at your
financial institution, unless to do so would cause an undue hardship.  
The State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources, is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Should you require an accommodation in order to
participate in the process, please advise. Your application for this
position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the department
for further consideration.
Additional State of Michigan information is available at www.mi.gov

Additional MDNR information is available at www.mi.gov/dnr 
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES INFORMATION REQUEST DOCUMENT
MDNR DIRECTOR SELECTION PROCESS
APPLICANT NAME: ____________________________________________

The following have been identified as key knowledge, skill, and ability
areas. The information you provide will be reviewed as a part of this
selection process. Please limit your responses to ½ page or less, for
each of the following:

1. A description of your personal directly related experience in the
area of Budget Administration, Development and Fund Management
(Management of a large budget with significant restricted funds, capital
outlay, and work with legislative committees); and, describe how you
would plan to transfer and apply that experience in the position of
Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
 
2. A description of your personal directly related experience in the
area of Legislative Affairs (Development, lobbying, presenting,
testifying or other related activities); and, describe how you would
plan to transfer and apply that experience in the position of Director
of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

3. A description of your personal directly related experience in the
area of Constituent Relations and Consensus Building; and, describe how
you would plan to transfer and apply that experience in the position of
Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

4. A description of your personal directly related experience working
with Commissions, Boards and Community Organizations; and, describe how
you would plan to transfer and apply that experience in the position of
Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

5. A description of your personal directly related experience developing
Marketing Strategies designed to recruit and retain new users of
renewable resources; and, describe how you would plan to transfer and
apply that experience in the position of Director of the Michigan
Department of Natural Resources.

6. A description of your personal directly related experience that
developed ways to ensure reasonable access, to all who seek to use
natural resources; and, describe how you would plan to transfer and
apply that experience across this State, in the position of Director of
the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
 
7. A description of your personal directly related experience that
developed ways to ensure holistic natural resource management in
decision making; and, describe how you would plan to transfer and apply
that experience in the position of Director of the Michigan Department
of Natural Resources.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES INFORMATION REQUEST DOCUMENT
MDNR DIRECTOR SELECTION PROCESS
APPLICANT NAME: ____________________________________________

8. A description of your personal directly related management experience
in the areas of: Wildlife, Fisheries, Forest, Fire Response, Minerals,
Parks & Recreation, and, Conservation Law Enforcement; and, describe how
you would plan to transfer and apply that experience in the position of
Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

9. Please provide us with a brief description, including the actions you
personally took in each of the following:
•	You were new to an executive job and you identified an inherited
problem that you quickly solved.  How did you approach the problem?  How
did you solve it?
•	What has been your longest outstanding problem that you have
been unable to resolve? What alternatives have you considered?  What has
kept you from resolving it?
•	Describe the best achievement in your professional career.  What
did you learn from that achievement?
•	Describe the most controversial problem you have faced that you
couldn’t resolve. What alternatives did you consider? What actions did
you take?





















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Anne Woiwode, Director
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
109 East Grand River Avenue,  Lansing, MI  48906
ph: 517-484-2372 fx: 517-484-3108 e: anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org
website:  http://michigan.sierraclub.org 
 




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