Boating Access / Shooting Range Coordinator

Recruitment #210222-UNCL-03



Application Instructions:

Must apply online.

Contact the Human Resource Office with questions: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, (405) 521-4640.

Full time employees must submit a Letter of Application to the Human Resource Office. 

Please attach a transcript to your application; your application will not be considered without an attached transcript

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

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.  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 five 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.

Position: Boating Access / Shooting Range Coordinator

Division: Administration / Federal Aid

Location: Statewide Responsibility with Office Location to be determined.

Salary: $46,766.00 Yearly* *Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Under the direct supervision of the Federal Aid Coordinator, work closely with Department staff to coordinate federal grants related to boating access, fishing access, and shooting range construction or renovation projects. Responsible for developing and maintaining program guidance to assist both internal and external cooperators with identifying and prioritizing boating access and shooting range projects. Meet with internal and external cooperators to provide guidance during design as well as oversight during key stages of construction. Review engineering plans and specifications. Serve as lead contact for administration of associated boating access and shooting range grants. Support agency audits as needed. Assist supervisor with other administrative duties as assigned.

Serve as the Department’s coordinator for boating access, fishing access and shooting range construction or renovation projects. Requires knowledge regarding design of boat ramps, fishing or boating docks, shooting ranges for archery, shotgun, rifle, pistol, and associated facilities/amenities.

Work with Department staff to develop a planning process in order to identify and prioritize projects within Department budget and available federal funds.

Develop and administer a process for evaluating project proposals, which includes development and maintenance of a resources page and online application process on the Department’s website. May include the promulgation of rules.

Understand and interpret federal regulations and guidance materials. Develop guidance materials and assist with training of field personnel.

Serve as the grant project leader for fishing access, boating access and shooting range grants: prepare project statements, budgets and compile compliance; perform risk assessments for sub-recipient projects; administer procurement documents (purchase orders, invoices, boat dock contract, etc.); prepare performance reports, etc.

In coordination with other Department staff, work with grant sub-recipients (cities, counties, universities, other state or federal agencies and/or private entities) to: design project, complete cooperative agreement and/or memorandum of agreement, ensure sub-recipient understands the conditions for accepting federal funds (e.g., requirement to operate and maintain the site for the useful life of the project) and has adequate systems to track and document expenditures, monitor key phases of construction, and final inspection of project.

For Department-managed areas / facilities, work with Department staff to coordinate project management, including: follow State procurement procedures to contract engineer; work with engineer to develop site plan and complete environmental compliance as needed; coordinate bidding and selection of construction firm; monitor construction, complete final inspection, etc.

Understand standards for federally-funded construction projects under the Americans with Disabilities Act, review project designs to ensure standards are addressed accordingly.

Assist Department staff and/or sub-recipients with compilation of project-related environmental compliance as needed, including Clean Water Act 404 permit, National Historic Preservation Act Section 106, Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, dam safety regulations, etc.

Coordinate with Department field staff to ensure monitoring of completed projects continues for the useful life of the project, and to resolve any maintenance issues which may arise.

Maintain project-related records and grant files.

Travel out of state and attend training and/or conferences for grants management, fishing/boating access, and shooting ranges as needed.

Serve as the Department’s representative to the State’s Organization for Boating Access; attend annual meetings.

Work with Information & Education Division to communicate program benefits and availability of facilities and/or funding to the public, to recruit, retain and reactivate anglers, boaters, hunters and shooters.

Other duties as assigned.

• Operate boats, motor vehicles, lawn mowers, tractors, and ATVs with various attachments.

• Operate and use firearms.

• Interpret engineering plans and specifications.

• Lift and carry standard office equipment up to twenty-five pounds.

• Work extended hours, weekends, and stay overnight out of town.

• Handle wild animals in live and dead condition, including field dressing wild game.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work independently, and be professional and courteous with the public and other agencies.

• Communicate clearly and effectively in public speaking situations and be able to express oneself clearly and concisely in writing.

• Operate and use small and hand held equipment and supplies.

• Use personal computer, software, and various office equipment.

Education: Minimum bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Construction science, engineering technology or civil engineering preferred.

Requires six years directly related experience in project management, construction management, or construction. Grant management experience is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills:
Training or experience in reviewing/critiquing engineering plans and specifications, including surveys, grades and drainage is preferred. Experience with construction projects (boat ramps, restrooms, parking lots, preferred). Must be skilled in interpersonal relations and maintain good working relationships with fellow employees and the public.

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.


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


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