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Date: Feb 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 141121 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Position Number: 77000154 

Salary:  $38,659.92-$43,000 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2020 

**Pending reclassification to Government Operations Consultant II**

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Freshwater Fisheries is seeking a creative, highly-motivated individual to assist the Division's Communication and Marketing Program. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for driving innovative efforts to promote outdoor participation and recreation in fishing across Florida.



The selected candidate will be part of an inter-agency team to provide effective guidance and program management to both internal and external stakeholders with regard to the recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) of anglers. The selected candidate will oversee the implementation of FWC’s current R3 Fishing Action Plan and will be responsible for the development of strategic goals and objectives. This position will coordinate with the Division of Marine Fisheries Management to develop metrics that evaluate the effectiveness of FWC’s R3 fishing programs.


This position will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community and business partners to enhance program offerings and meet agency goals.


This position will also provide support in developing and implementing marketing strategies for the Division’s various activities, programs and projects, which includes the TrophyCatch program, an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch-and-release largemouth bass heavier than eight pounds.


This position will be responsible for managing and coordinating FWC’s High School Fishing Grant Program, which provides support to high schools throughout the state interested in starting a fishing club.



  • Project management experience highly preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication;
  • Expertise in all social media platforms including Instagram;
  • Expertise in Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Products;
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Website development/graphic design skills;
  • Marketing background/experience;
  • Passion for the outdoors a plus!;
  • Ability to travel in-state and out-of-state;
  • Knowledge of program design process, needs assessment, program analysis and evaluation methodology;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in small groups to achieve program and agency goals.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.



  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience.

In addition to submitting a completed state application via People First, applicants are required to submit a current resume and cover letter highlighting their qualifications and interest in the position.


Office hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST, Monday through Friday.

This position requires travel up to 25% and work time outside of regular scheduled hours.

State of Florida Benefits Include:

  • Health and Dental packages
  • Supplemental Insurance options
  • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Paid holidays (11)
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Tax Deferred Investment Plan – Voluntary
  • Health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts – Voluntary
  • Free Basic Life Insurance benefit for $25,000 with additional options to increase
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Uniform Allowances


Contact:  Laura Rambo


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). 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 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee