Outreach and Education Manager

Bismarck, ND
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Apr 22, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
The Outreach and Education Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and administering a statewide public outreach and education program for the agency. The public affairs duties include serving as an agency spokesperson and editor of the agency's newsletters, news releases, and publications; leading media outreach on the web and social media sites; and coordinating with teams on special events, projects and outreach efforts. Education duties include administering Pre-K 20+ environmental education professional development, curriculum, and resources utilizing the Project Learning Tree ( PLT ) program. This includes organizing and conducting credit and noncredit professional development for formal and informal educators; providing oversight for volunteer PLT facilitators; and providing leadership with other educational agencies and organizations to improve North Dakota's forest resource sustainability. The position will also serve as the agency's Public Information Officer for fire prevention messaging and during wildland fire emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor Degree - Natural Resources, Education, Business, Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing or related degree
• One year experience in Public Relations or Marketing
• Specialized subject knowledge in natural resources, education, business, marketing, public administration or public relations
• Ability to complete and maintain Certification of NWCG Public Information Officer ( PIOF ) Position Task Book ( PMS 311-07)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Social media skills
• Computer experience (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Experience operating standard office equipment
• Ability to work without direct supervision
• Highly motivated, dedicated, outgoing, confident, and ethical
• Adaptable to change
• Positive attitude
• Ability and desire to work as part of a team and with staff and partners
• Excellent organization, prioritization, and time management skills
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Able to lift a minimum of 50 lb. boxes of books, forestry tools, displays
• Willing to travel alone, stay overnight, and work in semi-remote areas
• Must be willing to work some weekends or evenings
• Ability to work safely
• Meet the physical standards; to serve as a PIO in wildland fire events

Physical Demands:
Use hands dexterously (use fingers to handle, feel), Reach with hands and arms, See, Talk or hear - 66-100% continuously.

Stand, Walk, Sit, Climb or balance, Stoop/kneel/crouch or crawl - 34-66% frequently.

Taste or smell - 1-33% occasionally.

Lift and carry up to 10 pounds - 66-100% continuously.

Up to 25 pounds - 34-66% frequently.

Up to 50 pounds - 1-33% occasionally.

Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

Special Conditions:
Unusual or hazardous working conditions related to performance of duties: PIO responsibilities for emergency wildland fire.

Precautionary measures taken to avoid those unusual or hazardous working conditions:

• Basic Firefighter Training:
o Introduction to ICS ( ICS -100)
o Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180)
o Firefighter Training (S-130)
o Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
• ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents ( ICS -200)
• Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ( ICS -300)
• Advanced ICS ( ICS -400)
• NIMS : An Introduction (IS-700)
• Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130)
• Introduction to Incident Information (S-203)
• Interagency Incident Business Management (S-260)
• Applied Interagency Incident Business Management (S-261)

Frequency of occurrence of unusual or hazardous working conditions: Will respond to wildland fire emergencies at the State Forester's request.

No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. • 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:
NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Bismarck, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, list exact dates of service:
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • CareerFargo.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. If Other, please specify:
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  3. Veterans Administration Letter

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