Information Supervisor

Recruitment #200413-UNCL-09

Introduction

 

Application Instructions:

Must apply online.

Contact the Human Resource Office with questions: (405) 521-4640.

Current full time employees of the department must submit a Letter of Application to the Human Resource Office. 

Please attach a copy of your college transcript to your application; your application will not be considered without an attached transcript
(Mailed or faxed copies are not accepted)

Applications will be reviewed and the best qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a background check and a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before appointment. Appointment to this position will be contingent upon a negative drug test result.

Must be a U. S. Citizen or Alien authorized to work in the United States. 

A list of current openings can be found on the Department website at www.wildlifedepartment.com

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Position:  Information Supervisor

Division:  Information & Education

Location:  Central Office, Oklahoma City, OK

Salary:  $52,348.00/min - Yearly*   
*Salary commensurate with experience and education.

At the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) we are guided by our passion for wildlife, wild spaces and the women and men who love the outdoors. We are currently seeking to fill a full-time position at our beautiful new state-of-the art headquarters just south of the State Capitol. It is our mission to manage and protect fish and wildlife, along with their habitats, while also growing our community of hunters and anglers, partnering with those who love the outdoors, and fostering stewardship with those who care for the land.

We are proud to work in one of the nation’s top 5 states for recruiting, retaining and reactivating hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. ODWC is renowned for being a top place to work in the state, and we are seeking people who share our love for the outdoors, our high degree of professionalism and our passion for serving our customers.

Working at ODWC provides the opportunity to participate in a fun and rewarding environment among some of the nation’s best biologists, game wardens, outdoor educators and administrative professionals. People in our ranks are making a real difference in conserving our state’s natural resources and outdoor traditions. We hope you will consider joining our team.

ODWC offers excellent state benefits with a generous benefit allowance and longevity payments. We match your 5% payroll deducted contribution to the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with 6% that increases to 8%, 10%, and 12% at 5, 10, and 15 years of experience, respectively. You will accrue 15 days annual leave and 10 days sick leave per year as well as 11 paid state holidays yearly.

Standard work hours are 8:00 to 4:30 PM, M-F with flex schedules available. Our office is easily accessible from anywhere in the Oklahoma City metro area, has free private parking and is conveniently located on the EMBARK bus route with a stop in front of our building.

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Division Assistant Chief, this position supervises and directs the activities of the Information Section personnel. The Education Section personnel are primarily responsible for administration of the Department’s education programs. Specifically, these include aquatic education, hunter education, Archery in the Schools, Oklahoma Scholastic Shooting Sports, Expo and R3 coordination. The Information Section personnel are primarily responsible for producing the Department’s printed, audio-visual and Internet media.  Specifically, this includes Internet website and social media outlets, magazine, news releases, television program, booklets, brochures, regulations, marketing campaigns and public relations/media efforts.  Additionally, will supervise and direct activities such as exhibits and special public relations projects.

In addition, the Supervisor must also perform the normal and customary duties of an Information and Education specialist and may be required to assist with duties in either Information or Education section.
 
JOB DUTIES
Develop specific goals, plans, schedules and oversees implementation of activities to accomplish the broad objectives assigned by supervisor. 

Prepare and submit for supervisor approval an annual operating budget as well as individual budgets for assigned projects. 

Write and oversee purchasing requisitions as per agency guidelines.  Plan work, vacation and holiday schedules for employees.

Delegate specific task assignments to employees, clearly defining the extent of their responsibilities, authority and accountability.

Assure that materials and equipment for performing these tasks are available, while delegating the responsibility of completing the assignments to employees.

Direct all work activities within the Information or Education section and with all section personnel. 

May participate in interviews for prospective full-time employees.  Orient new employees and handles directly or supervises their training and instruction.

Take corrective actions as necessary and submit annual job performance appraisals for each employee to supervisor.

Establish and interpret policies for subordinates to guide work on assigned projects.

Integrate/direct publications, audio-visual, education programs and Internet activities to streamline the Information and Education Division’s performance and communicate more effectively with internal and external customers. 

Recommend to supervisor ways to better integrate the activities of the Information or Education section with the overall Division efforts.

May also be required to write, edit, shoot video or photographs or appear as “talent” in broadcasts.
 
Will oversee special efforts as assigned by supervisor.   

Implement workshops and seminars designed to teach practical skills, ethics, and safety to youth, the elderly, the disabled and adults. Work will involve some weekend assignments and may travel to different areas of the State, with possible overnight stay.

Must have the ability to:
• Must have the ability to operate a vehicle, standard or automatic transmission with 2/4 wheel drive, including ATVs; and operate vehicles with a trailer attached, including boat trailers.
• Must use computers for word processing and other applications. 
• Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds for a distance of 100 yards, including resource trunks, boxes of equipment, signs, cages, and photographic equipment. 
• Must be able to endure various extremes of outdoor weather conditions.
• Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• May handle wild animals in live and dead condition. 
• Must be able to walk/jog over rough terrain for extended periods and swim. 
• May involve working extended hours, weekends, and travel with possible overnight stays out of town.
• May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
• May be required to be certified as a Reserve Game Warden and participate in the inter-divisional training program to better assist with other agency projects.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree Wildlife Management, Journalism, Education, or equivalent field of study from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE:
Requires nine years related experience. At least two years experience must include supervisory responsibilities; or, a Master’s Degree with seven years related experience of which at least two years experience must include supervisory responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Must have a working knowledge of communication and education principles, practices and techniques and an understanding of Department programs and policies.  Must be skilled in exercising good judgment in analyzing situations and making problem solving decisions without immediate supervision.  Ability to manage and perform all duties and responsibilities of an information and education specialist in addition to assigned requirements of an information and education supervisor without loss of productivity or efficiency.

The Department will make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, terminations, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on grounds of age, race, color, creed or religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or other factors which cannot be lawfully used as the basis for an employment decision.

NOTES

Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript to their application submissionNo additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.