ODFW Mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
• This position is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Information and Education Division located in Salem.
• This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.
• The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits on all job listings may change without notice.
• You must submit your application online. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Duties & Responsibilities
The position will be responsible for coordinating the department's statewide Angler Education (AE) program, which includes overall coordination of Family Fishing Events. The Angler Education Coordinator provides program direction to region-based staff, headquarters assistants, and oversees the work of several hundred volunteer Angler Education instructors throughout the state. S/he is responsible for managing federal Angler Education Sport Fish Restoration grant monies and other angler education funding, serving as the department's primary angler education specialist, acting as the public face of the Angler Education Program promoting the program and responding to media and public requests for information, and coordinating with Information and Education division leadership and other appropriate division and department staff to develop, implement and evaluate angler education programs that are aligned with department goals. Major duties and responsibilities are to:
Angler Education Program Operation:
• Develop and create operational guidelines and policies for program implementation.
• Monitor program's progress and set program's priorities and direction to ensure program is operating within the department's mission and priorities and is meeting funding requirements.
• Determine program priorities and direction. Make priority recommendations to partnering organizations.
• Design service delivery processes and procedures for new or expanded programs.
• Evaluate and coordinate the development of curriculum used in the statewide delivery of the AE program.
• Evaluate, develop and enforce policies and procedures to facilitate statewide delivery of the AE program.
• Provide program guidance to department staff directly involved in AE programs.
• Develop and maintain effective partnerships with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, private sector business and other stakeholders and potential funders. This may require making presentations, organizing meetings, and frequent contact with individuals and groups.
• Create and assist in marketing the program. Work with public information officers to develop outreach plans.
• Participate in program-related professional groups and organizations to represent department and promote program at the state and national levels.
Angler Education (AE) Program Administration:
• Prepare budget requests for the Angler Education Program. Monitor program expenditures. Ensure adherence to federal, state and department policies regarding purchasing, record keeping, allowable uses, etc.
• Coordinate development of five-year Angler Education plans with other department managers and program leaders. Ensure plans incorporate other outdoor skills and natural resource education programs as appropriate.
• Coordinate development of annual Federal Aid work plan, budget, final reports and other materials for Angler Education grants.
• Maintain liaison with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service throughout development and management of five-year plan and budget cycle for AE program.
• Review and evaluate funding requests to determine funding eligibility and ensure adherence to program goals and objectives.
• Determine and oversee program equipment and supply needs, make purchases as needed and oversee the distribution of program inventory and equipment.
• Direct a portion of the workflow for Education Assistants.
Manage Angler Education (AE) Instructor/Volunteer Network:
• Develop and recruit a statewide network of volunteer AE instructors.
• Develop instructor policies and procedures that assure responsible, professional and ethical service for program recipients.
• Set performance expectations and monitor instructor performance through classroom visits and performance evaluations. Perform disciplinary/termination actions as needed.
• Develop and implement a plan for volunteer recognition/appreciation.
• Develop and manage screening process for applicants interested in becoming AE instructors.
• Develop and deliver volunteer training process, including instructor manuals, training materials and on-going skill development opportunities.
• Ensure that volunteer certification status and activities are compiled and tracked in a manner consistent with federal aid guidelines, developing new procedures/systems as needed.
• Respond to and resolve disputes between instructors and other program stakeholders.
• Assist with program development, classes and workshops in support of the Hunter Education Program, Archery Education Program and Outdoor Skills Education Programs needed.
• Assist in the coordination and implementation of sports shows, state and county fairs, and other major events to promote interest in outdoor activities.
• Provide other support for department education programs as required.
• Occasional travel is required including weekend and overnight work.
• Lifting or moving boxes of materials up to 50 pounds is required to support special events.
• Occasional physical exertion related to outdoor field activities is required.
• Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours. Irregular hours within a 40- hour work week including evening and weekend work are required to ensure timeliness of information dissemination when needed for emerging issues and events. Occasional overtime work may be required.
• This position requires a Boater Education Card obtained through the Oregon State Marine Board. There are some exceptions to this (e.g., Coast Guard Boat Operator License or commercial fishing license). For further information, access the Web site at www.boatoregon.com. On your application, be sure to indicate in the Certificates & Licenses section if you have a card. If the selected applicant does not possess a card, s/he must obtain it before completion of the trial service period as a condition of continued employment.
• This position has been designated as sensitive in that the incumbent in this position has access to confidential/fiscal-related information. The successful candidate will be subject to an initial criminal history background check with fingerprinting and will be subject to annual criminal history checks thereafter. Continued employment is contingent upon passing the criminal history background check.
• This position requires occasional use of a firearm and/or transporting of firearms for use in Hunter Education classes, training volunteer instructors in classroom teaching techniques or training employees in firearm safety. The successful candidate will be subject to an initial criminal history background check with fingerprinting to verify s/he may legally possess a firearm before using or transporting firearms, and will be subject to annual criminal history checks thereafter. Continued employment is contingent upon passing the criminal history background check.
NOTE: You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will check driving records for in-state finalists. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current driving record for review.
NOTE: Within three-days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
• A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or Outdoor Education, Education, Communications, Fisheries or Wildlife Science or related degree; AND two years of experience coordinating or administering a program; OR
• Five years of experience coordinating or administering a program.
Your application materials must clearly describe how you meet these qualifications. Answers to the supplemental questions must be supported in the "Work Experience" section of your Oregon E-Recruit application.
Note: A copy of all transcripts (if education is required to qualify) must be attached at the time of application in order to receive credit for college degrees or coursework. Transcripts must include coursework and indicate that a degree was conferred. Online transcripts are acceptable. Official or original transcripts are not required; however, they may be required to validate education.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience:
• Developing programs to promote outdoor recreation activities
• Developing, scheduling, conducting and evaluating training programs to deliver to the public
• Experience developing and conducting outdoor skills-related train-the-trainer programs.
• Teaching fishing related training/fishing experience
• Working with sporting groups, other non-governmental organizations and the hunting/fishing industry to create and implement strategies to increase participation in a program
Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the "Work Experience" section in your Oregon E-Recruit application or you may not be considered for this position.
Resumes will not replace the completed "Work Experience" section in your online application. You may be disqualified if your work experience does not include information used to: 1) meet the minimum qualifications of the job and 2) back up your answers to the supplemental questions. Only those individuals who most closely match the requested skills will be invited to an interview.
Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you need assistance with adding attachments to your profile or to a specific job posting please go to www.oregonjobs.org and click on frequently asked questions under Resources. This quick help guide can be found under Application Process – Completing and Submitting an Application (bullet about half way down).
Note: A resume (text or attached) will not be reviewed for work experience unless stated in the job posting that it is a required attachment.
To apply, follow the "Apply" link above and complete the Oregon Employment Application online. You must click the 'Confirm' button at the end of the application by the posted close date to be considered for the job posting. All application materials (including transcripts) must be received by the closing date/date posted on this job posting.
YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE BY 11:59 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017.
Interviews: Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the minimum qualifications and requested skills for this position will be invited to an interview. If called for an interview, applicants will be asked to sign a reference authorization and release form at the time of interview.
Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.
If you are experiencing difficulty applying for this position or have questions, please contact the ODFW Human Resources office at 503-947-6051.
**IMPORTANT NOTICE – E-mail Addresses Required**
The state of Oregon requires all applications to have a valid e-mail address.
If you do not currently have an e-mail address and do not know where to go to get one please go to www.oregonjobs.org and click on frequently asked questions (FAQ's) under Resources, then scroll down to Creating an Account for more information.
Application Reference Number: ODFW17-0029
Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS. See FAQs at http://www.seiu503.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/10/files/2016/10/PERS-pick-up-FAQ-10.14.2016-update.2.pdf (Download PDF reader)
Veterans - If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the minimum qualifications, veterans' preference points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach to your electronic application the following required documentation:
A copy of the DD214/215 for the five (5) point preference; OR
A copy of the DD214/215; AND a veteran's disability preference letter from the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.
For more information on veterans' preference points visit www.oregonjobs.org and select Veterans resources under Resources.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer