In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks assisting in administering the Boating Safety Education or Hunting Safety programs.
Works under the general supervision of an Assistant Division Director, Environmental Protection Education and Firearms Safety Coordinator or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise volunteer instructors or other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs activities involved in administering the Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Programs including advanced bow hunting and advanced trapper education courses;
Assists in the development of curriculum goals and objectives for conservation education and related courses;
Recruits, trains and directs volunteer Conservation Education/Firearms Safety instructors;
Establishes locations for course presentations;
Writes program related articles and news releases;
Evaluates students and instructors;
Assists in conducting research studies on all aspects of the programs and evaluates citizens' needs concerning conservation education;
Assists in planning and executing range construction and reviews range safety;
Directs the certification of students and the recruiting of instructors;
Prepares and distributes course related materials as needed;
Teaches all aspects of CEIFS programs;
Develops and conducts instructor training workshop;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of the principles and practices of wildlife management;
outdoor safety techniques;
the principles and practices of training and educational methods and techniques;
curriculum development, motivation of students and instructors, lesson planning and the formulation of learning objectives;
oral and written communication skills;
Skill in the safe handling of hunting and trapping equipment;
organize, conduct and evaluate training programs;
utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience providing professional training in the areas of hunter education, parks and recreation management and wildlife biology.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Experience as a current hunter education instructor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in education, biology, natural or environmental sciences may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class must possess at time of appointment and maintain during employment appropriate hunter instructor certification issued by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from drowning and/or handling firearms.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Safety Representative (Firearms Safety) in Salary Group AR 23 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to modify and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-189