SES - Operations & Management Consultant I - FWC

Requisition No: 18134 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPERATIONS & MGMT. CONSULTANT I-SES / FYCCN Archery Coordinator - 77000634

Position Number: 77000634 

Salary:  $39,879.79 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 09/06/2017 

Florida Youth Conservation Center Network (FYCCN)


Working Title: FYCCN Archery Coordinator          

Position Number: 77000634                                  

Annual Salary: $39,879.79 annually

City: Tallahassee/Leon County

Facility: Koger Center – Marathon Building

Closing Date: September 6, 2017


Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history check (fingerprints) in accordance with Chapter 435, Florida Statutes.


This position requires up to 25% travel.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking a self-motivated, energetic, outcome-oriented individual to assist with the expansion of archery programming. Interested individuals must be passionate about archery, target shooting and getting youth outside to create the next generation that cares about fish and wildlife resources. Incumbent will be responsible for effectively communicating and working with a wide range of diverse partners including but not limited to volunteers, youth, parents, educators, governmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations.


Duties and Responsibilities

Examine, organize and plan most effective youth archery programs for a diverse group of stakeholders, constituents, partners and schools:

  • Serve as the statewide Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) Archery Coordinator
  • Manage National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), Explore Bowhunting, Explore Bowfishing and Explore Archery Programs
  • Motivate a diverse range of partners and schools to actively engage youth in archery programming and conservation stewardship activities
  • Identify, foster and leverage partnership opportunities to reach diverse audiences
  • Coordinate with academic programs and groups, service groups, and wildlife-oriented and related non-governmental organizations to achieve programming goals
  • Act as liaison between partners/schools and FYCCN administration
  • Evaluate archery programs and activities at FYCCN partner sites and schools
  • Provide programming direction and operational guidelines for statewide implementation
  • Conduct trainings and provide instruction to FYCCN staff, partners, educators and volunteer instructors to enhance archery offerings
  • Identify and prioritize materials and equipment needs at partner sites, schools and coordinate equipment distribution
  • Work with FWC Divisions and Offices to ensure agency involvement with youth archery programs
  • Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers
  • Convey FYCCN’s vision through effective writing and oral communication


Responsible for leading FYCCN efforts to recruit, retain and reactive (R3) archers, hunters and target shooters in Florida

  • Identify and assess current archery R3 efforts
  • Map current archery programs via the Outdoor Recreation Adoption Model
  • Develop and prioritize strategies and action items that adapt, improve and expand efforts to meet specific, measurable R3 goals


Administrative Duties: Attend staff meetings, complete and submit required reports, participate in professional development courses, and complete timesheets in a timely and thorough manner. Assure that files and documentation are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained. Prepare budget expense requests, monitor and track programs expenses, coordinate program activities to reflect budget requirements. Prepare grant proposals, manage grants, and submit required grant reports.


Other duties as required.


Job Requirements

-Valid Driver’s License;

-Within two months of employment, successful completion of FWC trailer towing course;

-Within four months of employment, successful completion of Hunter Safety certification, USA Archery Level II Instructor training, NASP Basic Archery Instructor Trainer certification (BAIT), Florida Bowhunter Safety Certification, and Explore Bowhunting/Explore Bowfishing Workshop;

-Within eight months of employment, successful completion of USA Archery Level III Instructor training, and NASP Basic Archery Instructor Trainer Specialist Instructor (BAIT Specialist) Certification;

-Primary location of duties will be Koger Center – Marathon Building (office), statewide (area of work);

-Occasional overnight travel required;


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-Knowledge of archery, archery equipment, hunting and shooting sports;

-Knowledge of wildlife management practices;

-Experience in education program design, development, implementation and assessment;

-Ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in: training, evaluation, and program development;

-Ability to be a team player and work integrally with various stakeholders, partners, schools and government agencies;

-Ability to work independently, take initiative and work creatively;

-Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;

-Skilled in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

-Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing;

-Skilled in public speaking;

-Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience and a wide range of contacts at different levels;

-Ability to move 55 pounds;

-Ability to travel, enter and exit a vehicle or/and vessel without assistance, and withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions;


Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in a natural science, management, marketing or education; and, minimum three years of experience teaching archery, fish and wildlife conservation field work, marketing or education program implementation


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287 or TTY at 1-866-221-0268. Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


The State Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. If a conditional offer of employment is made, you will be required to provide identification and proof of citizenship and or authorization to work in the United States for the hiring authority to which applications is made. E-Verify will be used to confirm work authorization. See E-Verify for additional information.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action and Veterans’ Preference Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.