Conservation Educator, WY Game & Fish Department

Cheyenne, WY w/ statewide travel

Job Title: Conservation Educator

Organization: Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Location: Cheyenne, WY w/ statewide travel

Duties: The Conservation Educator will further outreach and education efforts by assisting in the planning and leadership of regional conservation day-camps throughout the state of Wyoming and five week-long overnight conservation camps near Dubois, Wyoming. Additionally, the position will assist in planning and executing the educational logistics of the Wyoming Outdoor Expo. The position also will assist in creating lesson plans/teaching resources. He/she will teach various other conservation education programming in the spring and fall, providing the public with information about wildlife, fisheries, habitat management, ecology, hunting, fishing and other outdoor skills. This position is a nine- month appointment tentatively beginning in March and going through the end of November.

Qualifications:

  • Delivering high-quality, engaging programming to youth and family groups.
  • Assisting in development of lesson plans for programs, activities and events.
  • Planning details and logistics of regional and overnight camps, under supervision of the conservation education coordinator.
  • Creating educational materials with the assistance of Game and Fish staff, as well as maintaining and organizing education equipment/materials.
  • Ability to serve as a leader among four temporary seasonal conservation educators and on-site coordinator at various summer camp programs.
  • Leading safe, engaging and fun three-day conservation day-camp experiences for middle-school-aged students.
  • Leading activities at and serving as an on-site supervisor for four weeks of conservation camps for 7th-10th graders and one week of Family Camp.
  • Assisting instruction at hunter education courses, field days and other R3 (recruitment, retention, reactivation) programs.
  • Helping to inform and educate the public about wildlife, habitat, and conservation at various other events such as the Wyoming Outdoor Expo and public school programs.
  • Assisting with routine clean-up and setup of program areas.
  • Basic survey analysis, report preparation.
  • Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision, but also work well with others on a team and serve as a peer leader.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with all ages and backgrounds.
  • Must have the ability to work outdoors in varied terrain and weather conditions, and be comfortable pulling up to 30-ft trailers and operating 4WD vehicles.
  • Ability to maintain composure and delegate during continuously changing work conditions.
  • Must be able to responsibly maintain direct supervision of groups of up to 25 youth while involved with activities such as fishing, archery, air rifles, first aid, orienteering, outdoor science investigations, backcountry hikes and team builders.
  • Knowledge of Wyoming ecology and wildlife, in addition to experience with other outdoor recreation skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, enthusiasm, flexibility and a passion for working with students.
  • Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands-on” teaching methods, as well as the ability to create new educational content.
  • Manipulating large quantities of data to create complex scheduling matrices and/or pivot tables utilizing Excel.

Start/End dates: Begin mid-March, end in November

Salary/pay: 16.53 hourly

How to apply: Apply online at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2675370/ataw99-12034-conservation-educator-cheyenne?keywords=12034&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs