Media relations and outreach on all areas of fish and wildlife management. Includes handling media and information requests, managing information flow on social media, working on fund raising and communication campaigns, shooting and editing video for use on social media, taking photos for and coordinating the production of select fish and wildlife news releases and publications for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and acting as a liaison with other divisions in the department.
Examples of Work:
- Develops effective relationships with print and broadcast media personnel and produces timely and effective press releases and news pitches for print and other media.
- Manages social media and provides information on natural resources topics, including fish and wildlife management, for public and Department personnel.
- Stays current on natural resource issues developing in the state and elsewhere.
- Prepares the annual hunting laws digest and department calendar.
- Writes and edits nongame newsletter, annual habitat stamp reports, and develops PPT presentations as needed.
- Writes for the web and other electronic publications; uses photo and video editing software to produce multimedia.
- Participates in public presentations, helps coordinate department events as needed, and provides media training for staff.
- Performs related duties as required.
This position, Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist (Job Requisition #14182), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Alison.Thomas@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Duties are performed in both office and field settings. Appearances before a variety of publics at meetings, workshops, and seminars is necessary where hostile audiences and/or strong adversarial opinions may be encountered. Duties frequently require evening, weekend, or other irregular hours. Private means of transportation should be available for necessary travel.Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree AND one (1) year at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.
Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.
High School Diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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