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Communications director with Wyoming Game and Fish

Outdoor Market

SALARY: $6,581.00 – $7,742.00 Monthly
LOCATION: Cheyenne
OPENING DATE: 02/28/14
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS:
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Serving as Public Information Officer (PIO) directs and guides public information campaigns and strategies; develops media, marketing and communications plans and strategies to guide overall outreach efforts; works closely with Director’s and Governor’s office, addressing important information and education issues and priorities; serves as a member of Game and Fish Department staff which collectively addresses management issues, polices and overall budget. Working under the Deputy Director of External Operations, supervises the following programs: Conservation Education Services; Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation of hunters and anglers; Publications; Video Production; Graphic Design; Human Dimensions; Volunteer Program; and Customer Outreach Services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Works closely with Director’s office, other agency administrators and regional personnel coordinating media contact; guides public information campaigns and strategies.
  • Develops media, marketing and communications plans and strategies, guiding agency in its overall outreach efforts; works closely with agency Director’s and Governor’s office to address important information and education issues and priorities (PIO functions).
  • Directs, supervises and delegates supervision to subordinate personnel.
  • Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of communications activities.
  • Hire, evaluate and develop staff to support the achievement of the objective and goals related to communications, media relations, and partner cultivation and events.
  • Works continuously to gain a deep understanding of stakeholder needs.
  • Demonstrates effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills that keep our clients, partners and colleagues informed and engaged as we operate in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Administers Education functions, including Conservation Education Services, Publications and Customer Outreach Services (Publications, Customer Outreach).
  • Create continuity and clarity in communication across all departments.
QUALIFICATIONS:
PREFERENCES:
Preference will be given to those with experience or training in communication, marketing, public relations and/ or media relations.
Must have a valid drivers license.
KNOWLEDGE:

  • The ability to take knowledge and transform into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels.
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Knowledge of public information and media practices; knowledge of marketing principles, brand creation and integrity, and targeted messaging.
  • Knowledge of conservation education programs; knowledge of publication production; knowledge of recruitment and retention principles; knowledge of principles, concepts and current practices of Wyoming State Government, including budget development and management and purchasing.
  • Knowledge of personnel management; knowledge of wildlife management and state wildlife agency operations.
  • Skill in communicating issues to a wide array of professional and lay persons.
  • Skill in oral and written communications; skill in interpersonal relations; skill in fiscal control and budget preparation.
  • Skill in decision-making and directing and delegating work activities; skill in prioritizing allocation of finite personnel and financial resources to meet intra- and inter-departmental needs.
  • Open to and thoughtfully considers the ideas, input, and perspectives of others.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to adapt to changing situations, needs and environments.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Wildlife Management)
PLUS
Experience:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Game and Fish Manager II
OR
Education & Experience Substitution:
6-8 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Game and Fish Manager II
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
None
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Statewide travel is required.

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Open until filled

For more information and to apply visit http://wgfd.wyo.gov/gameandfishjobs/frmViewJobDetails.aspx.

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