1 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Job Announcement EDUCATION SPECIALIST - FWC Req No: Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Description: Working Title: EDUCATION SPECIALIST - FWC Broadband/Class Code: Position Number: Annual Salary Range: $28, $77, Announcement Type: Open Competitive City: PANAMA CITY Facility: Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB007 Closing Date: 1/13/2014 The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website. OCCUPATION PROFILE JOB FAMILY: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND LIBRARY OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS OCCUPATION: TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTORS, ALL OTHER DESCRIPTION Working Title: Hunter Safety Regional Coordinator Annual Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience Broadband/Class Level: Educational Specialist FWC Broadband/Class Code: Position Number: County: Bay Location: Panama City This is an anticipated vacancy to be filled by an outgoing, self-motivated individual to serve as the northwest regional hunter safety coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
2 Duties and Responsibilities This is a managerial position encompassing strategic planning, development and coordination of volunteer resource activities for the hunter safety program. Tasks include: Provides oversight of Florida s Hunter Safety Program in the northwest region: Implements and administers the hunter safety program within the assigned region; Recruits, trains, supervises and provides support to the volunteer instructors teaching Florida s Hunter Safety Course; Oversees an on-going analysis and monitoring system to ensure goals and objectives for course offerings and qualified volunteers are being met at every county in the assigned region; Ensures that the course is taught in accordance with the prescribed outline in the instructor s manual and operating under the guidelines established in the policy and procedures manual; Maintains a liaison with volunteer instructors to provide incentive and assistance with training programs, training problems, and for the purpose of evaluating achievements and effectiveness of the training program; Oversees the proper maintenance and accurate accounting of all inventory assigned to the assigned region; Certifies and issues completion cards to the students who successfully complete the Hunter Safety Course; Assists in compiling investigations of all hunting-related accidents within the assigned region for purpose of reporting, developing and evaluating data for the prevention of future accidents; Properly records all student training and volunteer instructor activity for the region in the agency s record keeping system and forwards to the office of the state coordinator all essential training records and reports necessary for instructor and student certification. Promotes and provides additional hunter safety training activities: Assists with the planning, administration and implementation of the National Archery in the Schools Program, Youth Hunter Education Challenge and the Becoming an Outdoor s-woman program; Maintains progressive liaison with citizen groups, school organizations and news media for implementation and promotion of hunter safety and firearms safety training activities; Provides information relative to wildlife Conservation, hunting and firearm laws to the general public; Provides technical assistance related to firearms qualifications and safe and proper use of firearms and shooting ranges to city, county and state governmental agencies. Oversees Commission managed shooting ranges: Assists in overseeing compliance with Florida Department Environmental Protection s best management practices for shooting ranges for all FWC managed facilities within the assigned region; Provides technical assistance during the planning, construction or operational stages of Commission managed shooting ranges within the assigned region; Works closely with local government entities develop long-lasting partnerships to serve the needs of the FWC s hunter safety program and provide the public with a safe place to shoot. Creates and maintains a high performance environment: Defines goals and/or required results at beginning of performance period and gains acceptance of ideas by creating a shared vision; Communicates regularly with volunteers on progress toward defined goals and/or required results, providing specific feedback and initiating corrective action when defined goals and/or required results are not met;
3 Confers regularly with volunteers to review relations climate, specific problem areas and actions necessary for improvement; Evaluates volunteers on scheduled intervals; obtains and considers all relevant information in evaluations and supports volunteers by giving praise and constructive criticism; Recognizes contributions and celebrates accomplishments; Motivates volunteers to improve quantity and quality of work performed and provides training and development opportunities as appropriate. Coordinates management of staffed Commission managed shooting ranges: In addition to oversight of unmanned ranges within the assigned region, provides direction and operational guidelines for staff at Escambia County Archery Park, construction, staffing and operation Bay County Shooting Park, Beau Turner and Joe Budd Youth Conservation Centers; Provides shooting range standard operational procedures and business plans and for the safe and successful operation of each facility; Oversees training of all Chief Range Safety officers in region; Oversees the scheduling of employees so that managers provide for safe oversight while staying within budget allotments; Analyzes peak user days/hours at each facility; prepare budget expense requests; monitor and track shooting range expenses; coordinate construction activities to reflect the budget requirements; Establishes financial controls to monitor inventory, sales and accurate and timely deposits; Develops performance measures and monitor results for the statewide range management program. EXAMPLES OF WORK Leading a large corps of volunteers in a productive mode Coordinating the scheduling of hunter safety courses for the region Recruiting and training volunteers to deliver hunter safety programs Developing and maintaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders Communicating with volunteers to be sure they have all the supplies and training needed to deliver a successful program Tracking the success of the program by providing accurate and timely data and reports Must have good knowledge of hunter education program; firearms, firearm safety and hunting methods; training theory and instructional design and program management. Must have some knowledge of hunting, and shooting laws and regulations; range safety operations; supervision; grant management and marketing principles. Must have the ability to evaluate training and instructional materials; present hunting related training in structured learning situations; write reports; develop procedures and monitor a program budget Must have the ability to create, organize and conduct presentations, seminars and promotional events. Must be computer literate in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related software. Must be able to deliver presentations to large groups of people and lead training workshops. Must have the ability to manage a large corps of volunteers to stay on task, meet goals and keep morale high. Ability to develop realistic goals, and to develop measures to stay on track. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to properly tow a trailer and to lift up to 50 pounds.
4 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor s degree, in education or a natural or social science with above-average experience of hunting and the shooting sports. Working hours: 40 hours a week (many weekends) List of any subordinates supervised:staff Assistant Residency requirement: Employee is assigned to the Panama City regional office. They should live within commuting distance from this facility. Level of Education:B.A./B.S. Applicants selected for interview will be expected to submit a letter of introduction, resume and writing sample. Notification will be made to those individuals following the closing date. EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Coaching and Developing Others Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. Communicating With Other Workers Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer. Communicating With Persons Outside Of the Organization Getting Information Needed to Do the Job Documenting/Recording Information Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Scheduling Work and Activities Analyzing Data or Information Making Decisions and Solving Problems Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer. Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording. Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work. Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others. Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts. Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with
5 information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution. Providing Consultation and Advice to Others Providing consultation and expert advice to others on shooting range safety and design. Updating and Using Job-Relevant Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's Knowledge own jobs' and related jobs' functions. Resolving Conflict, Negotiating with Others Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE 7/01/02 The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center ( ). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section , F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.