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The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences, which 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–field 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 the following link:


The Habitat Program is recruiting for a Management Analyst who not only coordinates and conducts research on Major Projects, but also is able to step in and serves as the administrative process lead for performance management strategy implementation, ensuring for accuracy and timeliness. Additionally, the incumbent will make recommendations to Habitat Management Team regarding developing issues that transect across programs.

The working location for this position will be in the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, WA. The incumbent will report directly to the Administrative Operations Manager and will provide support to the Assistant Director (AD) of the Habitat Program.


  • Coordinates Management Assignments, to include tracking down details and resolving issues that require law, policy and rules research in order to brief AD and Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), as well as prepare written responses for AD/DAD/Director signature.
  • Serves as an effective communications link and reliable source of information for others.
  • Acts as a communication conduit for management by knowing whom to inform of changes or new developments and ensuring they receive clear communications.
  • Monitors and evaluates action plans and presents analysis to Senior Management Team (SMT) for review and/or implementation.
  • Provides support to Habitat Program AD; manage calendars, travel.
  • Participates with SMT staff in developing strategies for the use of available resources, program needs and priorities, long-range planning, and setting goals and objectives.
  • Implements and maintains technical aspects of habitat’s performance management program in order to make data submission for program measures as automatic as possible for division managers.
  • Engages positively in helping Habitat Program adapt so that performance management is positively integrated into workgroups and is seen as a tool for reaching successful conservation.
  • Analyzes data received from performance measure reporting and ask questions to prepare briefings for the assistant director, deputy director and administrative operations manager.
  • Assesses problems facing the implementation of the performance management program and develop recommendations for resolving those problems. Monitor implementation of selected recommendations to ensure that the problem is resolved.
  • Coordinates with agency wide performance management.
  • Reviews documents, reports, and legislative assignments to ensure consistency and accuracy within Departmental policy, WACs, and RCWs.


  • Research and Analytical Skills/Abilities: Ability to research, evaluate and draw conclusions from data; support recommendations with facts and analysis; interpret and apply rules, laws, policies and procedures.
  • Communication Skills/Abilities: Ability to convey ideas and facts orally and in writing using language the audience will best understand.
  • Consulting Skills/Abilities: Ability to partner with colleagues to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues.
  • Relationship-Building Skills/Abilities: Ability to develop positive, productive, respectful working relationships with clients and co-workers.

Knowledge of:
Program and agency policies, procedures and processes, priorities.
Administrative Procedures Act.
Proper grammar usage, spelling, punctuation, verbal communication.
Computer use and software applications (Microsoft Office).

Ability to:
Develop new policies and procedures.
Conduct training on various administrative activities.
Absorb new information, understand and interpret verbal and written direction, question appropriately.
Research and gather information.
Independently recognize and resolve issues or problems.
Write, listen, and communicate effectively.
Adapt to change and willingly accept new assignments or projects.
Prioritize and multi-task.

Behavioral Competencies:
Communications Effectiveness
Tact and Diplomacy
Performance Leadership
Results Orientation and Initiative
Resourcefulness in Problem Solving

A valid Washington or other State Driver’s License

Preferred/Desired Education, Training, Skills and Abilities/Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead projects in complex environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues in both oral and written formats in terms clearly understood by technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with top-level management and key stakeholders to facilitate selection, prioritization, and approval of projects.
  •  Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Adobe software.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions

  • Work performed almost exclusively indoors in an office environment.  Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in government office environments. Varying degrees of activity occur in the common areas during working hours; most tasks will involve sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Standard business hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the incumbent may be expected to adjust the work schedule to meet business needs.  A flexible work schedule will be considered at the incumbent’s request, subject to supervisory approval. Must be able to work an occasional evening or weekend.
  • Must have the ability to operate a vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Some travel is required, and is typically local or regional, to meet with colleagues, conduct business, or attend or provide training.
  • Frequent contact (likely daily) with constituents, including some contact with those who may be angry, distraught, or frustrated.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended hours as necessary to complete assignments.  May include extended travel and evening or overnight trips.
  • Daily email and telephone correspondence with the public and agency staff regarding work. Infrequent in-person contact with the public. Contacts may be frustrated with government and procedures.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at the website: and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
  • A current resume (please make it succinct)
  • Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)

Please note:  Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.

Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail.  You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process.  In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at the website:  Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the completeness of application materials submitted and the contents and completeness of the “work experience” section of your application in NeoGov. A resume will not substitute for the “work experience” section of the application. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application may disqualify you from consideration for employment in this position. All information will be verified and documentation may be required.