Under general direction, in the Department of Fish and Game, to develop, organize, and conduct the information and education program for the marine resources region and Los Angeles region; to provide various media a variety of informational and educational materials, programs, and activities relating to the preservation, conservation and appropriate utilization of marine resources and inland fish and wildlife resources in California; and to do other re1ated work.
Develop a variety of informational and educational programs and activities on the State's marine resources and inland fish and wildlife resources for the purpose of informing the general public and sports persons' conservation, and civic organizations about the Department of Fish and Game's conservation and management program; consults with and advises the marine resources and Los Angeles regional managers in the formulation and implementation of marine and fish and wildlife programs; plans, develops, and writes technical articles, news releases, reports, exhibits, radio and television scripts and other informational and educational materials relating to fish and wildlife resources; promotes increased public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the Department of Fish and Game's program; assists and advises sports people, conservation, and other public groups in their efforts and activities concerning the State's fish and wildlife; assists and advises the newspaper, radio, television, and motion picture industries on a variety of technical considerations regarding fish and wildlife, and the Department's fish and wildlife conservation and management program; develops and writes speeches and other materials in connection with speaking engagements for the marine region and Los Angeles region staff; guides and advises sports people and the general public on the utilization of the State's marine, fish and wildlife resources; develops and maintains records, press clippings, photographs, motion pictures, slides, and a variety of other visual aids relating to fish and wildlife; evaluates and makes recommendations on the effectiveness of the Department's information and education program; prepares replies to sensitive correspondence; makes speeches and participates in conferences as a representative of the Department of Fish and Game.
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Information Officer I in the Resources Agency.
Experience: Five years of professional experience in preparing disseminating public information including experience in the development of materials concerned with the conservation of natural resources for use by a wide variety of communication media. (Writing experience, while an important part of the above requirement, will not be considered qualifying in itself). and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Methods and principles used in planning developing, and conducting a public information and education program utilizing all major media of communication; private and public organizations concerned with California marine, fish, and wildlife resources; purpose and activities of the Department of Fish and Game and other natural resources agencies; channels and media available for the distribution of marine, fish, and wildlife information; marine, fish, and wildlife resources.
Ability to: Establish and maintain good relations with the news media and radio, television, and motion picture industries and sportspersons' and other conservation groups; write, edit, and prepare news releases, and articles for publication; plan, organize, and direct a large regional public information and education program; speak effectively before groups; interpret technical marine, fish and wildlife data to the public; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.