Arizona State seeks Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Safety Education


January 21, 2014


The Arizona Game & Fish Department has posted the following Job Opening position.

PROGRAM PROJECT SPECIALIST II

“OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE SAFETY EDUCATION COORDINATOR”

INFORMATION & EDUCATION DIV/EDUCATION BRANCH/PHOENIX BASED

FLSA – NON-EXEMPT

SALARY GRADE 19 ($33,435-$59,812)

ANNOUNCEMENT #7227 /CLOSE DATE: 01/31/2014

Agency Information:
The Arizona Game & Fish Department is responsible for managing Arizona’s fish and wildlife resource as an enduring public trust. In addition, the Department is charged with promoting safe and responsible use of watercraft and off-highway vehicles. Funding is provided from the sale of licenses and permits; watercraft registration fees; federal excise taxes on firearms, fishing equipment, boats, and other sporting goods; State lottery revenues; donations on State income tax forms; and various contracts and grants. Department policy is set by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, whose five members are appointed by the Governor. For more information, please visit our website at www.azgfd.gov.

Job Information:
The position serves as coordinator of the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Safety Education Program and is responsible for developing, coordinating, monitoring, and reporting on the department’s statewide OHV safety education program. The position is responsible for the recruitment, training, mentoring, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of volunteer OHV education instructors to conduct OHV education, programs, and activities statewide. Schedules and coordinates classes and instructors, maintaining the department’s web site schedule. Provides written reports on progress and performance on OHV safety education courses, volunteer activities, instructors and other related data. Assists in the development and implementation of diverse educational programs as needed or directed; develops effective methods for reviewing program related courses, events, activities and volunteers. Provides both on-trail and trail side OHV safety education public outreach at events as directed. Provide consultative services and guidance related to OHV safety education to external and internal customers and staff. Assists in the development of an annualized program operational budget and the monitoring of expenditures. Participates in the development of an annual work plan. Collects, maintains and reports statistical information for analysis and review. Attends meetings and acts as a liaison to local, state, regional, or federal organizations, NGO’s, or others as directed. Maintains assigned department issued equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
The candidate must have knowledge and understanding of: program planning; design and implementation of educational and training programs; educational program instruction and curricula materials development; current trends in education techniques and practices; volunteer recruitment and management; outreach strategies and techniques. The candidate will have strong working knowledge of OHV safety and related activities, especially in operation, techniques, and equipment; OHV laws, regulations and trends affecting Arizona. The candidate must have knowledge of the basic principles of mass communications and public involvement; program and project management with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must have the ability to: develop, conduct, and evaluate education and training programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with education and training coordinators, volunteers, administrators and other professional and administrative personnel both within and outside the agency; ability to effectively express ideas both orally and in writing; work independently; utilize various computer software programs and exercise discretion and independent judgment while maintaining confidentiality.

The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Education, Recreation, General Business or Outdoor related fields. Minimum two years experience in conducting and managing education programs. The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Tread Lightly! concepts, ATV Safety Institute instructor certification; and first responder AED/CPR certification. Bilingual skills in Spanish/English a plus.

Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card will be required.

Benefits:
The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:

▪ 13 days vacation

▪ 12 sick days with accumulation benefits

▪ 10 paid holidays

▪ Participation in the nationally recognized Arizona State Retirement System

▪ Superior health care options

▪ Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available)

▪ Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available

▪ Many more benefit programs are available

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