Florida Youth Conservation Center Network (FYCCN)
Working Title: FYCCN Partnership Coordinator
Position Number: 77000634
Annual Salary: $39,727.22 annually
Facility: 3829 Tenoroc Mine Road
City: Lakeland/Polk County
Closing Date: October 1, 2018
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking a self-motivated, energetic, outcome-oriented individual to assist with the expansion of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN). Interested individuals must be passionate about 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 partners including but not limited to private landowners, volunteers, youth, parents, governmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations.
Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history check (fingerprint-base) in accordance with Chapter 435, Florida Statutes.
This position is pending reclassification.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in a natural science or education; and two years of experience in fish and wildlife conservation field work or conservation education program implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Examine, organize and plan most effective youth conservation programs for a diverse group of stakeholders, constituents and partners:
Serve as a FYCCN Southwest Region Partnership Coordinator for Polk, Hernando, Pasco, Hardee, Highlands, DeSoto, Charlotte and Lee counties;
Motivate a diverse range of partners to actively engage in youth fishing, boating, shooting sports, wildlife discovery and conservation stewardship activities;
Identify, foster and leverage partnership opportunities to reach diverse audiences;
Act as liaison between Southwest Region partners and FYCCN administration;
Plan and conduct meetings with potential partners to identify training needs, knowledge and abilities;
Convey FYCCN’s vision through effective writing and oral communication.
Responsible for disseminating FYCCN conservation education resources and youth programming opportunities:
Evaluate education programs and conservation activity opportunities at FYCCN partner sites;
Assist with integration of FYCCN educational curricula, family activities, conservation programs and camps into individual partner sites;
Conduct trainings and provide instruction to partner staff and volunteer instructors to enhance fishing, boating, wildlife viewing and shooting sports offerings;
Work with FWC Divisions and Offices to encourage agency involvement with youth conservation education programs;
Identify and prioritize materials and equipment needs at partner sites and coordinate equipment distribution;
Oversee equipment loan program and ensure maintenance of program equipment.
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; and, perform other duties as required.
-Valid Driver’s License
-Within two months of employment, successful completion of FWC trailer towing course.
-Within four months of employment, successful completion of Boater Safety certification, Hunter Safety certification, USA Archery Level II Instructor training, and ACA Level I Kayak Instructor Training.
-Primary location of duties will be Southwest Region, FWC Tenoroc Field Office, Lakeland, Florida, Polk County.
-Occasional overnight travel.
-Occasional work in the evenings and on weekends.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Knowledge of fishing, fishing equipment and boating;
-Skilled with firearms, archery equipment, hunting and shooting sports and in volunteer management;
-Skilled in operational planning, delegation and collaborative team building;
-Skilled in public speaking;
-Skilled in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint;
-Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
-Ability to operate as a team member and work integrally with various stakeholders, partners and government agencies;
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
-Ability to work independently, to take initiative and work creatively;
-Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing;
-Ability to work professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience and a wide range of contacts at different levels;
-Ability to adjust and use new approaches in the performance of duties;
-Ability to travel;
-Ability to enter and exit a vehicle or/and vessel without assistance;
-Ability to lift 55 pounds;
-Ability to withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions.
Responses to qualifying questions should be verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the profile application. Information should be provided regarding any gaps in employment.