Hunter Education and Outreach Coordinator-Cheyenne Job Opening
Hunter Education and Outreach Coordinator-Cheyenne
State of Wyoming• Cheyenne, Wyoming
Open Until Filled
This position is responsible for the planning, implementation, coordination and continual improvement of the statewide hunter education program. This includes supervising and recruiting volunteer instructors and certifying approximately 5,000 new students each year, while seeking to certify more students and find new ways to help them become safe sportspeople. The position will also support graduates of the hunter education class who are seeking to become hunters and anglers so they can overcome obstacles to becoming lifelong hunters and anglers in Wyoming. The coordinator conducts Hunter Education Instructor Workshops, Field Days and Hunter Education classes in locations across the state as needed.
Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4507
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Recruits, selects, trains, certifies and evaluates volunteers who teach hunter education classes and who support new hunters. The coordinator supervises student and instructor records, issuances of certification cards, and communicates regularly with instructors.
- Plans and coordinates public and internal agency education functions.
- Researches and implements new program strategies to insure that agency hunter education priorities and goals are achieved.
- Conducts the hunter education academy or academies, workshops and seminars.
- Maintains all associated federal aid documentation and grant coordination.
- Participates in various conferences related to hunter education/bow hunter education programs and hunter outreach programs.
- Assesses needs and maintains a supply of hunter/bow hunter education program materials. Maintains an inventory of the hunter education firearms, ammunition, vehicle and other equipment assigned to position. Supervises the purchase, inventory and distribution of hunter education materials to instructors statewide.
- Maintains associated databases and prepares reports associated with duties.
- Administers the Wyoming Hunter Education program and helps develop strategies for outreach to new hunters, and support their efforts to become active sportsmen and sportswomen.
- Assists with hunter recruitment and retention programming and other department education and outreach efforts.
- Assists with the preparing and managing a budget of approximately $96,000, approving payment and initiating fiscal documents.
- Maintains the custom electronic hunter education database.
- Plans and develops content for volunteer instructors to send in monthly e-newsletters through the email system and posts in the private Hunter Education Instructors Facebook Group.
- Plans and coordinates monthly virtual teaching tools for Hunter Education Instructors.
- Takes the lead or assists in conducting other department camps and workshops.
- Coordinates a statewide Bowhunter Education program in conjunction with Bowhunter of Wyoming volunteer instructors.
Preference may be given to individuals with experience in providing effective hunter education and shooting skills programs.
Preference may be given to individuals with knowledge of hunting and fishing regulations and law.
Preference may be given to individuals knowledge of wildlife management and principles.
Preference may be given to individuals with a good working knowledge of outdoor skills related to hunting, bow hunting, shooting, fishing and outdoor ethics.
**Must have successfully completed the Hunter Education Course.
**Agency requires that the successful applicant possess a valid driver's license.
- Must have knowledge of various types and calibers of firearms, hunting techniques and shooting sports skills.
- Skills and knowledge related to bow hunting.
- Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing hunting and firearms.
- Knowledge of wildlife management and principles and concepts of state wildlife agencies.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, skills in making effective presentations.
- Ability to work with and supervise volunteers.
- Ability to plan and implement new programs across divisions.
- Ability to teach others advanced outdoor skills related to hunting, shooting sports, fishing, camping, backpacking, etc. by using the most current and effective education strategies.
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Statewide travel is required.
- FLSA: Exempt
040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Office of the Director
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