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State of Montana Outreach Specialist - 35123 in Missoula, Montana

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. Montana DNRC (mt.gov) Job Overview: The Outreach Specialist serves within the Stewardship Program and primarily focuses on managing targeted outreach to, and engagement with, communities and individual landowners; project coordination; and public information to include outreach and education resource development; with the goal of increasing active sustainable forest management on private forest lands. the incumbent serves both as an internal resource to DNRC personnel and to key DNRC partners in local, state, tribal, and federal government. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: * The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance.   *APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION ARE: * * Online State of Montana application * Resume * Cover Letter * References * Supplemental Question -Please attach a seperate form with your answer to the following question:* /This position threads together the disciplines of forestry and communications in the arena of outreach, engagement, and assistance to private forest landowners. From the perspective of your professional experiences please describe, in 500 words or less, the importance and value of the integration of these disciplines./ *ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES* Engagement and Outreach Development: In support of field staff and their local initiatives, the Outreach Specialist will work with both the Stewardship and other bureau and agency program teams to develop targeted outreach campaigns to increase landowner and community use of technical and financial resources to foster fire adapted communities and increase active, sustainable forest management. This incumbent must possess knowledge and application of Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE) principles as well as a strong working knowledge of both the National Cohesive Fire Management Strategy and DNRC programs and services. Project Coordination: The Outreach Specialist will manage outreach and networking efforts including those targeting non‐ industrial private forest landowners as part of the inter-agency partnership agreement with USDA’s Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs. Additionally, the incumbent may coordinate, direct, and oversee multiple statewide campaigns and projects as necessary, including working at multiple levels of engagement and connection with NRCS & FSA personnel. Oversee administrative aspects of programs to meet the objectives of the stakeholders. Grants: The Outreach Specialist will work with both the Stewardship and other Forestry Division programs to seek, secure, and distribute grant funds to support active management on private forest lands, fire adapted communities work, and the capacity of the programs. If you are interested in a complete job description please contact HR at Jennifer.Downing@mt.gov.* What are some benefits that you can expect from working at DNRC? * Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays * Health Coverage * Retirement Plans Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): The required knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in communications or public relations, with a demonstrated understanding of natural resources including forestry; or, forestry, natural resources, or related field, combined with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate the DNRC’s needs, objectives, and accomplishments related to the Forestry Assistance Programs; showcase project success stories; and provide information on emerging natural resource issues. Formal working knowledge of, and experience in, marketing or stakeholder outreach is preferred but not required. SPECIAL INFORMATION: Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: *In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card". *Job: Project/Program Management* *Title: *Outreach Specialist - 35123 Location: Missoula Requisition ID: 22141316

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