​Wildlife Program Information Officer

Wildlife Program Information Officer

Closing Date: November 8, 2013.
Application materials will be reviewed and
initial responses will be made by November 22. The position starts on or
around January 1, 2014.

Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Nature of Work and Duties:
The Wildlife Program Information Officer (WPIO)
will be responsible for disseminating information about and encouraging
the public's participation in programs that conserve, protect, and enhance
wildlife and habitats and wildlife-related recreational opportunities. The
WPIO will design, create, and disseminate materials; produce and use
various forms of broadcast media; recruit and organize volunteers;
facilitate and coordinate outreach efforts; assist with community service
projects; implement and manage a public recognition program; and exchange
information with stakeholders, constituents, and members of the general
public on wildlife-related issues.

The WPIO will have an active role in the CNMI Wildlife Section's research
and management activities. The WIPO will represent the interests of CNMI's
Division of Fish & Wildlife and its constituents; it will help the
Wildlife Section accomplish its Mission Statement and serve its
constituents. The position reports directly to the Wildlife Section
Supervisor on Saipan.

Specific duties of the WPIO will include:

. Design of informational pamphlets and brochures
. Design and management of website
. Public speaking
. Media relations
. Promotion and marketing of wildlife conservation programs
. Volunteer recruitment and coordination
. Facilitation of community service volunteers and supervisees
. Evaluation of the impact and efficacy of outreach initiatives

Candidates minimally will have a Bachelor's degree or
equivalent in environmental communications, science or technical
communication, broadcasting, production, or media relations; will have
worked in a related field for 1 year; will have advanced public speaking,
writing, and computer skills; will be able to to clearly communicate
complex scientific, technical, and legal information; will be able to
understand alternative perspectives and respond them in an articulate way;
and will have experience working in a multicultural setting.

Preferred candidates will hold a Master's degree in a related field and
have significant work experience; have experience with graphic design; and
have a strong background in environmental biology or ecology.

This position requires field work, office work, and travel. Field work can
be strenuous in hot and humid conditions.

Eligibility and Appointment:
Only United States Citizens or legal U.S.
residents can be considered for this position. This is a one year term
appointment (expiring on September 30, 2014) renewable upon availability
of funding. Salary is $38,000 or commensurate with experience. Travel and
relocation expenses will be paid based on approved rate.

To apply, e-mail a letter of intent, CV or resume, unofficial
transcript, and contact information for three references to:
Russell Benford, PhD
Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife
Saipan, MP 96950