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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Oklahoma DDirector of Wildlife Conservation''' is a state executive position in the Oklahoma state government. The current officeholder is [[Richard Hatcher]].
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|State = Oklahoma
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|Office=Director of Wildlife Conservation
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|Office type =  Nonpartisan
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|Office website = http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/
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|Budget = 42420000
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|Budget year =2012
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|Authority =[[Article XXVI, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 1|Oklahoma Constitution, Article 26, Section 1]]
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|Selected = Appointed by Wildlife Conservation Commission
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|Current officeholder = Richard Hatcher
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|Officeholder image = Richard Hatcher.jpg
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|Assumed office = July 2009
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|Compensation = 86,310
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|Other offices = [[Governor of Oklahoma|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Oklahoma Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Oklahoma Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Oklahoma Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Oklahoma Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Oklahoma Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] • [[Oklahoma Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Oklahoma Director of Wildlife Conservation|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[Oklahoma Corporation Commission|Public Service Commission]]
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Oklahoma Director of Wildlife Conservation''' is an appointed position in the [[Oklahoma]] state government. The [[Natural Resources Commissioner|director]] is responsible for "both long-range programs and day-to-day progress, making sure the Department functions within the Commission's policy guidelines and budget."<ref>[http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/aboutodwc/staff.htm ''WildlifeDepartment.com,'' "Meet the staff," accessed September 28, 2011]</ref>
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[Richard Hatcher]]. He was first appointed to the position in 2009.
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==Authority==
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The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is established in [[Article XXVI, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 1|Article 26, Section 1]] of the [[Oklahoma Constitution]].
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'''Article XXVI, Section 1:'''
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| There is hereby created a Department of Wildlife Conservation of the State of Oklahoma and an Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Department of Wildlife Conservation shall be governed by the Wildlife Conservation Director, hereinafter created, under such rules, regulations and policies as may be prescribed from time to time by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. Such rules and regulations and amendments thereof shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and shall become effective on the tenth (10th) day following such filing.
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==Qualifications==
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There are no specific qualifications for this office.
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==Appointments==
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The director is appointed by a majority vote of the entire Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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==Vacancies==
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Under [[Article VI, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 13|Article 6, Section 13]] of the [[Oklahoma Constitution|state constitution]], in the event of a vacancy in the office the [[Governor of Oklahoma|governor]] appoints a person to serve until a successor is either elected or appointed and qualified by law.
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[[File:OK NR org chart.JPG|300px|thumb|right|Click [http://web1.ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/OK_NR_org_chart.JPG here] to view a larger-scale image of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Organizational Chart as of January 2011.]]
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==Duties==
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The specific duties of the office are outlined in Title 29 of the Oklahoma Statutes:<ref>[http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/OK_Statutes/CompleteTitles/os29.rtf ''Oklahoma Statutes,'' "§29-3-105: Powers and duties of the Director - Succession of interest," retrieved September 28, 2011]</ref>
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#To manage and control, under the supervision of the Commission, all wildlife refuges and real or personal properties which are held, operated or maintained by the Department.
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#To appoint and employ such assistants, department heads, rangers, clerical help and other employees as the Commission may deem necessary, subject to the approval of the Commission. The Director shall fix and determine the salaries and wages to be paid under and subject to the rules and regulations as promulgated by the Commission; and the Director shall supervise and direct all employees of either the Commission or the Department and may suspend, discharge, station or transfer them at any time that, in his judgment, the Commission or the state will be best served thereby.
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#To approve or disapprove and pay all legal claims for services rendered or expenses incurred by rangers and other employees of the Department in accordance with the schedules therefore and the rules and regulations previously adopted by the Commission.
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#To establish and maintain a proper system of bookkeeping and accounting under the supervision of the State Auditor and Inspector.
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#To promote and manage wildlife propagation by raising and distributing the same over the state at the direction of the Commission; to capture, propagate, transport, buy, sell or exchange any species of fish, game, furbearing animals and protected birds needed for stocking the lands or waters of the state; and to feed, provide and care for such fish, animals and birds.
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#To make a complaint and cause proceedings to be commenced against any person for violation of any of the laws for the conservation of wildlife with the sanction of the district attorney of the county in which such proceedings are brought, and shall not be required to give security for costs. The Director may also appear in behalf of the people in any court of competent jurisdiction in any prosecution for a violation of any of the laws for the protection of wildlife, and may prosecute the same in the same manner and with the same authority as the district attorney of the county where such proceedings are pending in cases where such attorney is unable to be present or refuses to prosecute such case.
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#To make emergency purchases of equipment, materials and supplies under rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission.
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==Divisions==
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*Fisheries
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*Wildlife
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*Law enforcement
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*Information & education
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*Federal aid
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Wildlife Conservation Commission in Fiscal Year 2012 was $42,420,000.<ref> [http://www.ok.gov/OSF/documents/bud14hd.pdf#page=194&zoom=auto,0,726 ''Office of Management and Enterprise Services,'' "FY-2014 Executive Budget Historical Document,"  accessed April 11, 2013] </ref>
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==Compensation==
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In 2010, the Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $86,310 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved May 14, 2011]</ref>
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
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'''Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation'''<br>
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1801 N. Lincoln<br>
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Oklahoma City, OK 73105<br>
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'''Phone:''' (405) 521-3851<br>
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:info@odwc.state.ok.us General Information]
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[http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/contactus.htm Division contact information]
  
 
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Revision as of 13:49, 15 July 2013

Oklahoma Director of Wildlife Conservation
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $42,420,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Oklahoma Constitution, Article 26, Section 1
Selection Method:  Appointed by Wildlife Conservation Commission
Current Officeholder

Richard Hatcher.jpg
Name:  Richard Hatcher
Assumed office:  July 2009
Compensation:  $86,310
Other Oklahoma Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The Oklahoma Director of Wildlife Conservation is an appointed position in the Oklahoma state government. The director is responsible for "both long-range programs and day-to-day progress, making sure the Department functions within the Commission's policy guidelines and budget."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Richard Hatcher. He was first appointed to the position in 2009.

Authority

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is established in Article 26, Section 1 of the Oklahoma Constitution.

Article XXVI, Section 1:

There is hereby created a Department of Wildlife Conservation of the State of Oklahoma and an Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Department of Wildlife Conservation shall be governed by the Wildlife Conservation Director, hereinafter created, under such rules, regulations and policies as may be prescribed from time to time by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. Such rules and regulations and amendments thereof shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and shall become effective on the tenth (10th) day following such filing.

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for this office.

Appointments

The director is appointed by a majority vote of the entire Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Vacancies

Under Article 6, Section 13 of the state constitution, in the event of a vacancy in the office the governor appoints a person to serve until a successor is either elected or appointed and qualified by law.

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Organizational Chart as of January 2011.

Duties

The specific duties of the office are outlined in Title 29 of the Oklahoma Statutes:[2]

  1. To manage and control, under the supervision of the Commission, all wildlife refuges and real or personal properties which are held, operated or maintained by the Department.
  2. To appoint and employ such assistants, department heads, rangers, clerical help and other employees as the Commission may deem necessary, subject to the approval of the Commission. The Director shall fix and determine the salaries and wages to be paid under and subject to the rules and regulations as promulgated by the Commission; and the Director shall supervise and direct all employees of either the Commission or the Department and may suspend, discharge, station or transfer them at any time that, in his judgment, the Commission or the state will be best served thereby.
  3. To approve or disapprove and pay all legal claims for services rendered or expenses incurred by rangers and other employees of the Department in accordance with the schedules therefore and the rules and regulations previously adopted by the Commission.
  4. To establish and maintain a proper system of bookkeeping and accounting under the supervision of the State Auditor and Inspector.
  5. To promote and manage wildlife propagation by raising and distributing the same over the state at the direction of the Commission; to capture, propagate, transport, buy, sell or exchange any species of fish, game, furbearing animals and protected birds needed for stocking the lands or waters of the state; and to feed, provide and care for such fish, animals and birds.
  6. To make a complaint and cause proceedings to be commenced against any person for violation of any of the laws for the conservation of wildlife with the sanction of the district attorney of the county in which such proceedings are brought, and shall not be required to give security for costs. The Director may also appear in behalf of the people in any court of competent jurisdiction in any prosecution for a violation of any of the laws for the protection of wildlife, and may prosecute the same in the same manner and with the same authority as the district attorney of the county where such proceedings are pending in cases where such attorney is unable to be present or refuses to prosecute such case.
  7. To make emergency purchases of equipment, materials and supplies under rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission.

Divisions

  • Fisheries
  • Wildlife
  • Law enforcement
  • Information & education
  • Federal aid

State budget

The budget for the Wildlife Conservation Commission in Fiscal Year 2012 was $42,420,000.[3]

Compensation

In 2010, the Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $86,310 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Oklahoma Director of Wildlife Conservation has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Oklahoma + Director + of + "Wildlife Conservation"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
1801 N. Lincoln
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: (405) 521-3851
E-mail: General Information

Division contact information

See also

External links

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