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Job Opening: Pacific Council Executive Director

Location: Portland, Oregon

The Pacific Council is seeking motivated candidates to apply for the Executive Director position.

Applications will be accepted through April 24, 2016. Please see the following documents for details of the recruitment solicitation, including expectations of the position and the selection process and schedule.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) seeks a strong leader with excellent administrative and organizational skills and wide knowledge of natural resource conservation and management matters, to serve as the Executive Director. The Pacific Council is a regional governance body established under the authority of the Magnuson– Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) with marine fishery management responsibilities within 200 miles of the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. For more information on the purpose, background, and activity of the Pacific Council, click here.

The application and interview process will be conducted with a target decision point of late June and a target start date of the successful candidate of approximately August 1, 2016.

The position is stationed in Portland, Oregon. The salary range is $131,918 - $169,918 annually, with an employer-paid SEP Retirement Plan, generous annual and sick leave and health insurance benefits, and an employee-paid 403(b) deferred compensation plan. Pacific Council staff are not Federal or state employees, although the Federal salary schedule is used and many of the operating policies and procedures mirror those of a typical Federal, state, or tribal natural resource agency. The Pacific Council is technically a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that receives only Federal funding, with annual budgets typically in the range of $4 million - $5 million.

To apply, prepare a cover letter, a personal statement, and a complete resume addressed to Ms. Dorothy Lowman, Pacific Council Chair. The personal statement should strive to not exceed 1,000 words, should demonstrate your written communication abilities, and address why it would be reasonable to expect that you could perform in this position with the Pacific Council at a high level of competency. The resume should include complete information on academic and professional qualifications and include three professional references, including at least your most recent supervisor. Application materials are to be sent electronically to Ms. Dorothy Lowman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please use “Executive Director Position Application” in the email subject line.

For a full list of duties, qualifications, and other criteria, click here.

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