Notification of Vacancy

Position Title: Aquatic Conservation & Angling Strategy Coordinator (Natural Resource Specialist III) Position No. 40104
Location: 4010 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230 Expected Hiring Range: $20.00-$25.00 Hourly

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

This position facilitates the development and implementation of a successful aquatic conservation and angling strategy through coordination and implementation of the joint Trout Unlimited/DGIF Trout in the Classroom program and the Fishing Education in the Schools program. Accomplish initiatives for a variety of programs and events for constituents that have limited or no experience in angling or conservation. Works cooperatively with other agencies and organizations to develop, promote and implement angling skills and aquatic conservation events. Develops and administers an annual budget. Assists in the procurement of goods and services. Maintains an inventory of instructional supplies and materials, and ensures delivery of such materials as needed to support educational programs. Facilitates the alignment of Trout in the Classroom curriculum with Virginia SOLs.

This position will also be required to perform administrative tasks, which include organizing and maintaining a calendar for meetings; maintaining an accurate spreadsheet inventory of participants; communicate effectively and diplomatically with public and state representatives, both orally and in written form; securing grants to support angling strategy initiatives; and coordinating production of the newsletter and website material in accordance with state policy.

Qualification Guide

Considerable knowledge of environmental and angling education principles / practices and instructional methods used for teaching youths and adults in and out of the classroom. Comprehensive skill in word processing and in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software to include; MS Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint. Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate educational programs; develop educational materials and exhibits; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; recommend solutions to difficult, complex or unusual problems; develop effective working relationships with teachers, educators, and other personnel, both inside and outside the Agency; and demonstrated knowledge in platform and workshop facilitation skills.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with course work in wildlife resource management, education, outdoor recreation, environmental studies or a related field. Professional experience in education, outdoor recreation, conservation, or a related field. An equivalent combination of training and experience, with demonstration of skills, knowledge and abilities may substitute for education and experience. A valid Virginia driver's license is required. Position will require some overnight travel. A criminal history and background check will be conducted. A cover letter is required with application.

Hourly Position, No Benefits

To be considered for this position, apply online at, no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, November 30, 2012.

Equal Opportunity Employment, Programs, and Facilities

Posted 11/5/2012