Education Specialist - Department of Natural Resources

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 11:45pm


Indianapolis, IN
United States


State of Indiana

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The Education Specialist administers conservation education and interpretive programs for the Division of Fish and Wildlife. This primarily involves coordinating Indiana's Project WILD, Project WET and Field Investigations program, but also includes the creation, dissemination of other wildlife education programs and interpretive materials designed to teach about Indiana species or conservation issues.Through these programs and materials, the Education Specialist provides educators and staff with the information and tools to educate the citizens of Indiana on the concepts of basic ecology.


  • Plan, promote and administer Projects WET and WILD in Indiana to help obtain the mission and goals of the Division of Fish & Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.
  • Select, train and supervise volunteer workshop leaders
  • Establish and coordinate support for Conservation Education on local, state, national and international levels
  • Design ways to teach complex, technical resource information using understandable and attractive teaching methods
  • Developing materials for staff and educators to use to education the public on the concepts of conservation
  • Serve as a consultant to individuals or organizations requiring fish and wildlife education materials or information
  • Coordinate their education efforts with other natural resource and education agencies, organizations, industries and individuals
  • Evaluate fish and wildlife education programs
  • Supervise the maintenance of the Education database and website
  • Develop budget requirements and evaluate needs and costs of the Education programming, including tracking and justifying expenses, within budget and procurement policy constraints.

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in zoology, wildlife management, environmental education or a related field.
  • Seven (7) years work experience in program coordination; development; implementation; or accredited college training in a related field.
  • Specialized knowledge of biological principals, ecological concepts and life histories of fish and wildlife species, as well as a knowledge of teaching methods and educational theory - developed through education, on the job training, and related experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of department and division program policy, rules and procedures required to relate education programs in a manner consistent with agency goals.
  • Ability of problem solving required initiating and implementing creative options that address many differing points of view.


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The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision plans
  • Health Savings Account available - with Employer Contribution
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer-funded Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Work/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off and 12 Holidays, per year
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program"