Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist -Vermont

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, November 4, 2019, 11:00pm

Address:

Montpelier, VT
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist position to provide media relations and outreach on all areas of fish and wildlife management. The position will be responsible for handling media and information requests, arranging logistics with media outlets, providing staff with support and training to deliver outreach to key audiences, managing information flow on social media,  creating content through photography, videography, and writings, and assisting with public meetings and special events. The position will write press releases, take photos, respond to public information requests, and coordinate the production of select fish and wildlife publications and communication campaigns. The goal of this position is to assist the Education and Outreach, Fisheries, Law Enforcement and, in particular, the Wildlife Division in telling the story of what the Fish and Wildlife Department does, and how it improves the lives of Vermonters.

Core duties include:
•    Develops effective relationships with print and broadcast media personnel.
•    Assists the department's divisions and staff on priority outreach needs through staff trainings, logistical and planning support, and drafting content. 
•    Creates content requested by divisions on a range of fish, wildlife, and habitat topics through photography, videography, and writing. 
•    Manages social media, using photos, videos and video editing software to produce multimedia in collaboration with staff across the department.
•    Produces timely and effective press releases and news pitches for print and other media.
•    Provides information on natural resources topics, including fish and wildlife management, for various audiences.
•    Prepares the annual hunting and fishing law digests, department calendar, and web content. 
•    Writes and edits department publications such as nongame newsletter, annual habitat stamp reports, and annual wildlife management areas reports.
•    Participates in public presentations, develops PPT presentations, helps coordinate department events and provide media support and training for staff.

Desired skills/knowledge/competencies:
•    Considerable knowledge of fish and wildlife management principles.
•    Considerable knowledge of fish and wildlife species and habitats.
•    Considerable knowledge of conservation philosophy, concepts, and practices.
•    Working knowledge of fish and wildlife laws and regulations.
•    Working knowledge of hunting, fishing, and trapping techniques. 
•    Working knowledge of photography, videography, and related software.
•    Considerable knowledge of writing and editing.
•    Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations and social media.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree AND one (1) year at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.

OR

  • Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.

OR

  • High School Diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Web site to apply:
https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-Fish-and-Wildlife-Information-Specialist-VT-05601/598714400/
 

Job Compensation:

Salary