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OPS Educational Specialist - 77904039

Date: May 16, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 10964 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS Educational Specialist - 77904039

Position Number: 77904039 

Salary:  $19.23 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 06/05/2017 

Division of Hunting and Game Management

Working Title:  Hunting Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) Coordinator

Minimum Annual Salary:  $40,000 + limited benefits

Broadband/Class Level:  Education Specialists-FWC

Announcement Type:  Vacant Open competitive

Broadband/Class Code:  25-3099-03

Position Number:  77904039

County:  Leon/37

Location:  Tallahassee

Working hours:  M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM (EST)

Residency requirement: Florida                             

Level of Education:  Bachelor of Science in business/marketing or a natural resource related field.

Contact Person:   Tammy Sapp 850-488-8842



This position will assist with developing strategic goals, objectives and efforts for R3 that are consistent and comparable with the national goals established in the National Hunting and Shooting Sports Action Plan.  Strategies Recruiting, Retaining and Reactivating Hunting and Shooting Sports Participants.  It is imperative that the process for achieving R3 goals is data driven.  Thus, the coordinator position will require skills related to requesting, analyzing, and interpreting data as well as leading efforts to adapt current programs or develop new efforts based on those findings. Evaluating R3 efforts is another critical component for success and the position must focus on strategies to track and evaluate R3 program sponsors, mentors and participants. Another important part of this position is developing and maintaining a strong, productive stakeholder alliance or workgroup, and coordinating mentor/mentee opportunities.


The coordinator will work with the FWC and its stakeholders to develop a state-specific strategic plan. This R3 plan development process will identify and assess current Florida R3 efforts, map those efforts on the Outdoor Recreation Adoption Model, identify current gaps in Florida’s delivery of R3, and develop prioritized strategies and action items that adapt, improve and expand efforts to meet specific, measureable R3 goals.


The position will be located at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Tallahassee, FL.


Expected Results:

  • Improve state-wide R3 strategy, program design and outcome tracking efforts. 
  • Improve sources of information and assistance for new participants. 
  • Improve skills and training for participants based upon known barriers to hunting participation. 
  • Create a network of mentors and promote mentor/mentee opportunities.
  • Improve participation at shooting sports facilities and increase access to hunting and shooting sports opportunities.
  • Improve planning and cooperation among R3 partners.
  • Engage current hunters and shooting sports participants.
  • Improve cultural acceptance of hunting and the shooting sports.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinating Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) efforts of hunting and shooting sports programs:  Assisting with developing prioritized strategic goals, objectives and programs for R3 that are in alignment with the national goals established in the National Hunting and Shooting Sports Action Plan:  Strategies Recruiting, Retaining and Reactivating Hunting and Shooting Sports Participants and other R3 best practices resources. 


Evaluating R3 efforts.  Requesting, gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data relating to R3 efforts.  Leading efforts to adapt programs or develop new ones based on findings.  Tracking and evaluating R3 program sponsors, mentors and participants. Developing and maintaining strong, productive stakeholder relationships. 


Developing a Florida plan:  Working with FWC staff and stakeholders to develop a state-specific strategic plan. This plan will identify current Florida R3 programs, assess program effectiveness, inventory programs within the Outdoor Recreation Adoption Model (ORAM), identify gaps in the ORAM, and develop action items that adapt, improve and expand programs to meet specific, measureable goals.


Mentoring efforts:  1) Recruiting participants from traditional and non-traditional backgrounds for R3 hunting and shooting sports; 2) Acting as a resource and guide for agency and R3 partners; 3) Working closely with agency staff through phone contact, personal conferences and group meetings.


Building collaborative partnerships:  1) Developing and maintaining relationships with members of sportsmen and women groups, hunting, conservation, other outdoors-related industry and community development organizations for the purpose of fostering collaborative projects to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters and shooters; 2) Assisting in developing and coordinating communications plans designed to maintain positive relationships with the public, program stakeholders, other agencies/organizations and related service programs; 3) Developing partnership strategies and collaborations that leverage program funding, resources and/or operational capacity; 4) Solving problems by coordinating actions across organizational lines and agency departments.


Creating and maintaining a high-performance environment:  1) Defining goals and/or required results at the beginning of each performance period and gaining acceptance of ideas by creating a shared vision; 2) Communicating regularly with supervisor and stakeholders 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) Initiating discussions on a regular basis with supervisor and stakeholders to review relations climate, identify issues, and suggest solutions; 4) Recognizing contributions and celebrating accomplishments; 5)Motivating others to improve quantity and quality of work performed and providing training and development opportunities as appropriate.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be knowledgeable about hunting and shooting sports programs, training theory, instructional design and program management. 
  • Must be knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Must have knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Must have the ability to evaluate training and instructional materials; write reports; develop procedures and monitor budgets
  • Must have the ability to create, organize and conduct presentations, seminars, training workshops and promotional events.
  • Must have experience using MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related software.
  • Must have the ability to stay on task, meet goals and keep morale high. 
  • Ability to develop realistic goals and measure progress to stay on track. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with marketing and communication experience in addition to the above skills and abilities.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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