Hunter Education and Outreach Coordinator - Whitehorse, YT | Government of Yukon | | 30/05/16
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Hunter Education and Outreach Coordinator Full-Time

Location: Whitehorse, YT
Company Name: Government of Yukon ()
Category: Communications

The Hunter Education & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the development, promotion, delivery and administration of hunter education, bear awareness, the Canadian Firearms Safety Course, Wilderness Survival, fishing workshops and various youth and specialty programs offered by the Department of Environment.

We are seeking an engaging and professional individual with strong communication and problem solving skills who is comfortable working with law enforcement officers and who is sensitive to the learning abilities of others. You must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends and to travel to remote communities to deliver training and information sessions.

Our ideal candidate is a skilled outdoors person.  You will demonstrate your credibility with knowledge of bear safety awareness and fish and wildlife management principles and practices. Strong knowledge of methodologies used in activities such as hunting, fishing and trapping and understanding the appropriate response to human-wildlife conflicts are indispensable in this position. You will also be required to analyze, explain and apply a variety of legislation and regulations pertaining to firearms, hunting, fishing and wilderness activities.

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your application clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your application

  • Education, coursework or training in adult education, outdoor recreation, resource management, or a related field
  • Experience in developing and delivering adult education, workshops and information sessions to a variety of public groups (preferably with a focus on hunting & fishing, outdoor education or firearms training)
  • Experience hunting big game of multiple species (preferably in a remote wilderness setting)
  • Experience managing social media channels (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) including developing content and material to be used to communicate initiatives and related strategies
  • Experience conducting field level human/wildlife conflict activities (including aversion tactics, roadkill removal and dressing/ meat handling)

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Computer skills in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and other presentation software.
  • Superior presentation skills, with a proven ability to influence.
  • Ability to develop content and material to be used to communicate initiatives and related strategies.
  • Ability to respond to public inquiry through social media channels with consistent and ‘on-brand’ messaging.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency speaking, presenting and interacting effectively with diverse groups.
  • Knowledge of hunting, fishing and outdoor education and human/wildlife conflict management practices.
  • Ability to teach and explain field dressing technique and meat care.
  • Knowledge of outdoor education and/or survival techniques.
  • Proficiency handling firearms in accordance with Canadian Firearms Safety Standards.
  • Proficiency operating outdoor equipment such as ATVs, snowmobiles, boats and chainsaws.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment: Valid Class 5 driver’s licence, security clearance, valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), applicant must be able to obtain a hunting license in the Yukon within one year of hire.

Job Requirements: Overnight travel to field sites and small communities by various means including boat, ATV and snowmobile, ability to lift up to 25kg, able to work evenings and weekends, on occasion wearing a uniform and comply with uniform deportment standards.

Eligibility List: 12 months.

Close Date: 9 June 2016

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