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Harrisburg, PA. (August 24) The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission today began a nationwide search for a new Executive Director.

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, an independent governmental agency established in 1866.  The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to a ten-member Commission appointed by the Governor. The Commission has as its mission to provide fishing and recreational boating opportunities through the protection and management of Pennsylvania’s aquatic resources.  The agency is empowered, by law, to protect and manage the fish and aquatic habitat of the Commonwealth, to regulate recreational boating on Commonwealth waters and to protect reptiles, amphibians, and certain endangered and threatened species.

In addition to directing the operations and activities of the agency, the Executive Director serves as the agency’s chief law enforcement officer and by law is a member of the Environmental Quality Board, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Mid-Atlantic States Fisheries Management Council, and an ex officio member of the Boating Advisory Board.

Desirable candidates should have extensive upper level management and policy-making experience in a fisheries, hatcheries, wildlife, conservation, natural resources, or environmental organization, and a degree from an accredited college or university. Starting salary would be established depending upon factors such as the nature, scope, previous salary and quality of the applicant’s experience and education.

Interested individuals should apply electronically no later than September 17, 2018 at

As an equal opportunity employer, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission pledges equal access to its programs, facilities and employment.

Media Contact:
Maxine Johnson, Human Resources Director
717.525.5868 or

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