This position is located in at the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center (Center) which is an interagency center supported by the Forest Service, but staffed by participating wilderness management agencies. This position will be organizationally situated within the Branch of Visitor Services, Division of Visitor Services and Communications, under the Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service) in Missoula, Montana. The Park Ranger, Wilderness Interpretation and Outreach Specialist, serves as expert in interpretation, education, outreach, partnerships, and public engagement that address wilderness management and represents all wilderness management agencies and is responsible for developing, delivering, and coordinating a variety of learning, visitor and public engagement programs on the relevancy of wild lands, the value of conservation, and the development of the next generation of natural resource stewards.
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In partnership with Center staff and other specialists (i.e., biologists, training specialists, public/private educators, researchers) develops and assists in the delivery of effective interpretive and environmental education (formal and informal) and/or outreach programs/materials in support of wilderness management and wild lands conservation
Establishes and implements partnerships with appropriate educational institutions to develop and deliver environmental education programs that meet both the mission and goals of the Center's wilderness management agencies and curricula needs of schools
Works with the appropriate staff/specialists to identify specific learning objectives, including outcomes; prepare and develop training content and format; develop instructional materials; and, as requested, develops evaluation metrics to measure outcomes
Reviews the Center wilderness management agencies' formal and informal outreach and communication programs, activities, exhibits, web pages, and materials and recommends changes or adoption to make them more relevant and current
Writes grant proposals and exercises technical oversight for educational grants, cooperative agreements, and partnerships
Conducts or participates in wilderness-focused workshops or public events for varied audiences (i.e. Center staff, other staff, teachers, volunteers, and adult education groups)
Analyzes wilderness management agencies' visitor and community engagement program policies, guidance and tools to identify potential gaps and recommends appropriate changes to policies, procedures, and standards
Coordinates or leads the development of inter-agency wilderness specific products (such as brochures, fact sheets, and portable exhibits), special events, and cross-program training
Develops and maintains interagency collaboration and consistency around the conservation of wilderness and wild lands
Serves on intra- and inter-agency education and interpretation teams in support of wilderness management goals, standards, techniques, and policies
Occasional travel - Some travel is required
Who May Apply
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