The Institute for Wildlife Studies is seeking an Outreach Specialist to assist in hunter education regarding the use of non-lead ammunition. Lead causes serious to fatal health effects in condors, eagles, and other wildlife that scavenge on carcasses shot with lead ammunition. The project will entail communicating with hunter groups and landowners to provide information regarding non-lead ammunition options and performance and lead ammunition effects on wildlife. The selected applicant will help organize demonstrations at shooting ranges where hunters can try different non-lead ammunition free of charge and will attend periodic regional events to meet with sporting groups to discuss non-lead ammunition. The Outreach Specialist will work closely with the non-lead Outreach Coordinator. The job requires a fair amount of travel and the primary areas of work will be in central and southern California. However, with the current Covid-19 pandemic travel and in-person meetings are being limited.
Applicants should have a strong background in hunting and knowledge of firearms and ammunition used for hunting. Experience using non-lead ammunition is a plus. The applicant should have the ability to interpret scientific literature and then provide that information to non-professionals is a way easy to understand. The applicant should have well developed interpersonal skills with the ability to converse with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds. The applicant will be interacting with state and federal agency personnel as well as non-lead outreach coordinators from other organizations. Experience in public speaking is a plus. Applicants should have a B.S. degree in wildlife management or a related field. A criminal background check will be conducted on the successful applicant.
Compensation: Starting salary is $46,000/year and includes medical, vacation, and other benefits.
Application Procedures: Please send, as a single PDF document, a cover letter outlining your experience for this position, a resume, and a list of at least 3 references. Email to: IWSapplications@iws.org with the subject heading “Non-lead Outreach Specialist”