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    This position is a Wilderness Interpretation and Outreach Specialist, GS-0025-12 working in Missoula, MT for the R9-Branch of Wildlife Resources. The Director of the interagency Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Center will oversee the position on a day-to-day basis. You will work with the wilderness training specialists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service and administrative staff at the Center.

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    As a Wilderness Interpretation and Outreach Specialist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Wilderness Interpretation and Education Program Management.
    • Establishes and implements partnerships with appropriate interpretative and educational institutions such as the National Association for Interpretation and the North American Association for Environmental Education to develop and distribute environmental education and informal learning programs that meet both the mission and goals of the wilderness management agencies.
    • Confers with others at the Center and within the wilderness management agencies, other Federal, state, and local agencies and non-governmental organizations to identify and develop appropriate interpretive and visitor programs to support agency interpretation and education staff in their delivery of wilderness information to schools, educators, youth organizations, visitors, volunteers, and other key public audiences.
    • Works with the appropriate personnel/specialists to identify specific learning objectives, including outcomes.
    • Regularly reviews interpretive and environmental education and outreach materials and modifies them as needed to ensure that they reflect current wilderness management guidance.
    • Researches new interpretation, education, and outreach concepts and materials and discusses with appropriate personnel to incorporate into program materials and target agency training programs that meet local, state, and national agency and professional standards.
    • Develops and recommends methods to feature management activities and programs as an integrating context for other wilderness focused interpretation, outreach and educational materials.
    • Reviews the Center wilderness management agencies' formal and informal interpretation, and communication programs, activities, exhibits, web pages, and materials and recommends changes or adoption to make them more relevant and current. Identifies other resources needed for delivery of programs and develops annual budget requests for appropriate review.
    • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with a variety of wilderness agency programs, Friends and volunteer organizations, field level visitor, interpretative, and education staff, other professionals, and educational institutions to stay current with other relevant programs, such as Wildlife in Learning Design (Project WILD), or Water Education for Teachers (Project WET), Forest for Every Classroom, and Trail for Every Classroom, as appropriate.
    • Continues to stay relevant on wildlife conservation and environmental issues of particular concern to the wilderness management agencies in order to recommend changes to existing interpretation and outreach products and to develop public engagement programs that meet their missions and goals and appropriate curricula and learning standards.
    • As requested, writes grant proposals and exercises technical oversight for educational grants, cooperative agreements, and partnerships; assists in the coordination and evaluation of interpretation, outreach and education programs offered by the Center wilderness management agencies' field stations and program offices; and reviews formal and informal interpretive and environmental/conservation training materials and content delivered by the Center's wilderness management agencies and their partners (this includes assisting with the evaluation of their effectiveness).Conducts or participates in wilderness-focused workshops or events for the Center and other agency staff.
    • Advises on the Center's wilderness program learning objectives to wilderness management agencies' staff, educators, and other partners interested in classroom or on-site delivery. As requested, assists in evaluation of materials and training delivered, consolidates responses, and prepares reports on the progress of program effectiveness and outreach for appropriate review and implementation.
    • Visitor Program Management Support. As requested, 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 to be used by appropriate staff and support organizations.
    • As appropriate, collaborates, 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 that builds awareness and interest, creates connections and confidence, and inspires stewardship and respect for our Nation's wilderness.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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