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Forestry Program Administrator - 20097926 at STATE OF OHIO in Chillicothe, Ohio

Posted in General Labor 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:









The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) mission is to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.  Click the link to learn more about the Division of Forestry.


What you’ll do:

  • Administer, plan, & coordinate the Division of Forestry’s Information & Education program

  • Coordinate & publicize statewide special events & workshops

  • Prepare presentations & participate in speaking engagements

  • Assist with the Project Learning Tree program

  • Develop public outreach materials

What’s in it for you:

  • Ability to work with forestry experts, natural resource professionals, & outdoor enthusiasts throughout Ohi 

  • Experience something new every day while furthering the mission of the Division of Forestry through positive public relations

  • Represent the ODNR & the Division of Forestry in public & professional settings

  • Ability to be creative on projects

  • Opportunities to write & design, & see your work published as educational materials for constituents

  • Enjoy the extensive benefits offered by the State of Ohio

Benefits To You:

  • Extensive benefits including medical, vision, dental and basic life insurance

  • Prescription coverage and wellness financial incentives are offered with medical coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Paid time off with vacation, sick and personal leave accruals

  • At least a 14% employer contribution in to your OPERS pension plan

  • Pay increases pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code

  • Employee Tuition reimbursement programs

Official Position Description:

Administers, plans, & coordinates the Division of Forestry’s Information & Education program: coordinates & participates in division activities (e.g., Smokey Bear events, state fair displays & activities, field days, school programs, fire department training & visits); assists with Project Learning Tree (PLT) program (e.g., planning, participating in, & evaluating PLT workshops); assumes responsibility for operations in absence of supervisor as directed; assists with formulating & implementing program policy (e.g., use of Smokey Bear for events outside fire protection area); operates state vehicle throughout & between state forests to attend various functions (e.g., to meet with media, governmental & civic groups, constituencies, make presentations, attend training & conferences); assists with program activities for publicizing events (e.g., assists with writing news releases & articles as directed; provides assistance & guidance for division publication production & printing; assists with developing website & other social media content; assists with creating web tools such as story maps to promote division’s mission; provides interviews to written media, radio, television, & social media platforms as directed); develops public outreach materials (e.g. informational & educational signage on state forest projects); assists with state forest publications development.


Performs administrative duties: assists with tracking & responding to public records requests & routine requests for forestry information; develops & reviews programs (including through field visits) to ensure policies & procedures specific to the communications-education program meet compliance (e.g. collecting registrations at workshops); coordinates &/or prepares reports & correspondence; assists in preparing annual budget & work plans (e.g., meets with forestry program administrators to determine budgetary needs & short & long-term plans for upcoming event cycle) & reviews for accomplishment; approves purchases as needed; maintains records (e.g., number & contact information of attendees at events, number of materials distributed at events, etc.); analyzes data, reports & policies & makes recommendations for higher approval.


Organizes, prepares & conducts program training; acts as liaison on forestry issues with other divisions & state, local & federal agencies; assists &/or plans workshops & special events; prepares & delivers speeches on forestry & natural resources management; attends meetings, conferences & seminars; serves on task forces & committees; handles & resolves complaints or problems; may testify in court; performs wildfire support as directed within training & physical capabilities.


TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT: Must successfully complete basic firefighter/introduction to fire behavior course (i.e., S-130/S-190) within first year of employment pursuant to national interagency management system (i.e., wildland & prescribed fire qualification system guide).


UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Required to travel; exposed to inclement weather, dust, dirt & poisonous plants; responds to wildfires.

Completion of undergraduate core coursework in forestry or related field of study; 18 mos. trg. or 18 mos. exp. in forestry; 6 mos. trg. or 6 mos. exp. in budgeting; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in public relations; 18 mos. trg. or 18 mos. exp. in operation of computer software programs; valid driver?s license. -Or 12 mos. exp. as Forester, 22322. NOTE: If position involves law enforcement related duties, must have Ohio Peace Officer Commission. For positions assigned to perform law enforcement duties, applicants must successfully pass background check by appointing authority that includes polygraph, psychological & medical examination. Applicant must demonstrate physical fitness as outlined in department directive. Final applicant accepted for position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicant with positive test result will not be offered employment per Section 123:1-76-09 Ohio Administrative Code. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.