Wildlife Communications Coordinator

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Please Note:  This is a Re-Post due to an error in the previous posting.  If you have previously applied, or attempted to apply to this position, you WILL NEED TO REAPPLY to be considered.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources mission is to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.  

Click on the following link to learn more about the Division of Wildlife.




Plans, develops and coordinates information and education projects and/or programs for wildlife and fisheries management (e.g., hunting, fishing, trapping, Ohio Conservation) and  acts in a liaison capacity and information clearing house for Division and Department social media: writes and edits articles and reports for the Division of Wildlife social media accounts; develops and presents informational materials and projects on assigned topics (e.g., programs, clinics and/or speeches; writes, processes, edits and performs computer layout work on articles, publications, and communications; assists with marketing campaigns); develops procedure for social media content approval (e.g., timelines, content assignments, format issues, etc.); monitors social media sites and recommends time and/or money saving means of interacting with customers (e.g., development of online applications for certificates, grants, controlled hunts or other); oversees and assures linkage of communications activities to Division mission and goals (e.g., reviews request to ensure compliance with Division’s mission and strategic plan).


Performs research and analysis of information for development  of content: compiles and analyzes data of user interactions to evaluate effectiveness of communication strategies/campaigns; researches information for development of content about wildlife issues and conservation; keeps section apprised of current trends; consults with division personnel concerning need for educational and informational materials; meets with other government organizations, public advisory groups and conservation groups to gather and exchange information.


Provides information on wildlife related issues to the public:  disseminates information and/or responds by telephone, written request, social media platforms, e-mail or in person on Division education and information projects; maintains files and records of past work, current and for future projects; assists with coordination of Division sponsored conferences and meetings; provides information for budget preparation and project writing.




Completion of undergraduate core program in wildlife education or fish and/or wildlife management; 12 months training or 12 months experience in wildlife education or fish and/or wildlife management; 1 course or 3 months experience in public relations.


 -Or 36 months training or 36 months experience in wildlife education or fish and/or wildlife management; 1 course or 3 months experience in public relations.


-Or 12 months experience as Wildlife Communications Specialist, 22191.


-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.


Knowledge of: Employee Training and Development; Public Relations; Agency Policies and Procedures (ODNR, Wildlife)*; Natural Sciences (wildlife education, wildlife/aquatic management). 


Skilled in: Word Processing (Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and photographic editing software, Adobe Creative Suite: Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat); Equipment Operation (personal computer, office equipment, vehicle),


Ability to: Deal with problems involving several variables in familiar context; Prepare and deliver speeches before specialized audiences and general public; Gather, collate and classify information about data, people or things; Handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and general public.

 (*)Developed after employment.

Competencies:  Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings; Getting Information; Communicating with People Outside the Organization.

REPORT TO LOCATION:  2045 Morse Road
                                           Columbus, OH 43229

Effective July 1, 2015 applicants must apply online for positions at all state agencies except the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).


The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.


STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of this position by logging into their user profile on the Ohio Hiring Management System [OHMS] Home page at the following link, and selecting "My Profile".




- Selection devices, proficiency testing and/or assessments may be used to determine if an applicant meets and is proficient in the minimum qualifications for this position.


Applicants may attach the following document types:


•Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)

•PDF (.pdf), •Plain Text (.txt)

•Rich Text (.rtf).

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