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NH Fish and Game posts executive director position

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NH Fish and Game posts executive director position

Feb 28, 2024 | 12:24 pm ET
By Hadley Barndollar
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NH Fish and Game posts executive director position
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Current Executive Director Scott Mason will complete his term in August. (Hadley Barndollar | New Hampshire Bulletin)

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has posted its executive director position and is seeking applications from interested candidates.

Current Executive Director Scott Mason will complete his term in August after serving as head of the agency since 2020. He has said he will not seek reappointment. 

The 11-member Fish and Game Commission is mandated to conduct a search process and put forth a candidate for approval by Gov. Chris Sununu and the Executive Council. Commissioner Meggan Hodgson, of Stratham, is chairing the search committee.

According to the job posting, the executive director is “responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of seven divisions, regional offices, hatcheries, and educational centers.” The person is expected to have “excellent communication skills” in order to build and maintain relationships with a variety of organizations, such as sporting clubs, wildlife organizations, other governmental and non-governmental agencies, the Legislature, media, and the public. 

“The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge in administration, wildlife, fisheries, natural and marine resources, conservation law as well as business, public administration, or experience in related fields,” the posting states.

The pay scale for the next Fish and Game executive director is advertised at $95,153 to $132,619.