DNR Jobs and Requirements

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Information Officer 1

Description

Performs public relations/information technical and production work by preparing written materials, interviewing/instructing DNR staff and/or the public on media issues, and/or preparing and/or editing educational materials for public or DNR use.

Educational Materials: Shoots, edits and distributes news segments that support the work of the DNR, and preparation and/or editing of written materials that inform and educate the public about the DNR activities and natural resources topics.

Writing and Producing: Prepares and/or drafts informational materials gathered through internal DNR staff and/or external sources. Assists in the preparation of written educational programs, preparing and scheduling news segments and production schedules.

Relationships: Maintains appropriate working relationships with department staff, members of the media, and/or public groups.

Equipment Use: Uses computers, cameras, camcorders, editing systems, studio and location lighting, audio equipment, and/or microphones, etc. in completing work.

Required Qualifications

Professional level oral and written communication skill.

Experience and/or training in public speaking.

Experience and/or training in composition and editing.

Desired Qualifications

Skill in equipment usage, such as cameras, or camcorders, editing systems, studio and location lighting, audio equipment, microphones, etc.

Computer literacy (word processing, desktop, graphics software, etc).

Knowledge of print and electronic communications.

Degree in journalism or similar field.

Audio-visual experience.

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Information Officer 2

Description

This position is responsible for preparing a variety of informational material. Drafts and edits technical materials, coordinates the work of specialists in formulating educational or journalistic programs and assists the media and/or the public in obtaining information about DNR programs and activities.

Writing and producing: Prepares, drafts, and edits technical materials; coordinates and/or manages educational programs; edits departmental publications; provides editorial and/or journalistic assistance to department staff; conducts workshops and seminars; trains personnel.

Presentations: Trains personnel; conducts workshops, seminars and in-service training so that relevant personnel and/or users of information receive effective training.

Equipment Use: Makes use of cameras, camcorders, editing systems, computers, studio and location lighting, audio equipment, microphones, and other related equipment in the set up, administration and delivery of information programs.

Required Qualifications

One year of professional level experience providing information program assistance.
Professional editing ability.
Ability to communicate orally sufficient to present information to a variety of audiences
Knowledge of journalistic and/or educational principals and practices.
Considerable knowledge of writing requirements for the press, radio and television or for curriculum and educational materials.
Considerable knowledge of mechanical editing techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Journalism or similar.
Experience in shooting and editing news segments.
Experience in use of cameras, camcorders, editing systems, studio and location lighting, audio equipment and microphones.
Time management skills.
Skills in news judgement.
Public relations skill.
Experience in journalistic or educational program.
Ability to plan and organize a field information program and to gain support for the program.

Experience with studio and location lighting, audio equipment, microphones, etc.

Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field.

Experience in educational and/or journalistic programs.

Physical Requirements

Light Work - occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

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Information Officer 3

Description

Provides lead direction in creating weekly video news segments and radio news actualities relating to natural resource topics. Identifies and develops story ideas and collaborates with videographers, editors, and department specialists to develop television news stories. Develops and records radio news actualities for distribution to radio stations and assists in the production of audio-visual projects.

Writing and Producing: Writes, produces, schedules and/or distributes news segments and/or news actualities to inform and/or educate the public about natural resource activities and/or topics.

Research: Identifies and/or develops story ideas in conjunction with natural resource experts, and/or news organizations, and/or communication director, and other department personnel.

Relationships: Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with department staff, members of the media, and/or other public groups.

Equipment Use: Uses computers, cameras, camcorders, editing systems, studio and location lighting, audio equipment, and/or microphones, etc., in completing work.

Required Qualifications

Two years professional experience as an information officer or experience in newspaper editing/production, production of television news, or audio/visual experience; advanced oral and written communication skills, including writing, editing, and interviewing; public speaking; composition and writing sufficient to develop final stories and news releases.

Ability to use creative and innovative ideas to present natural resources program information.

Desired Qualifications

Professional experience with video and natural sound; experience in non-linear editing, digital-video production, sound recording, or studio and location lighting; experience with video editing software and/or computers; bachelors degree in journalism, broadcasting, media communications, or similar; equipment usage such as cameras, camcorders, editing systems, studio and location lighting, audio equipment, microphones, etc.; software familiarity, including desktop publication, graphics, etc.).

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Information Officer 4

Description

This position is responsible for supervising and planning the work performed by public infomation officers. Preparing a variety of informational material. Provides direction to staff in media assistance and information program administration. Coordinates work performed in a large public information section. Responsibility also extends to planning and directing a program within the DNR.

Supervision: Hires, directs, evaluates, trains, schedules, disciplines, and rewards employees of a section of the Information and Education Bureau.

Administrative Duties: Participates in public policy making decisions relating to public information programs. Administers budget and participate in budget decisions for information programs. Participates in making cost decisions involving the total informational programs. Acts for the information program director in his absence.

Writing and producing: Directs the preparation and editing of materials; coordinates and manages educational programs; provides guidance in editorial and/or journalistic assistance to department staff.

Presentations: Presents information to and answers questions from management staff and/or media representatives.

Required Qualifications

Three years of advanced professional level experience in developing and providing public information programs.
Advanced knowledge of the methods and techniques of presenting information to the public.
Professional editing ability.
Ability to interpret policies, laws, and regulations.
Advanced knowledge of journalistic and/or educational principals and practices.
Writing skills sufficient to communicate with agency management, staff, and the public.
Thorough knowledge of a DNR program and ability to interpret policies, laws and regulations.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Journalism or similar.
Supervisory experience.
Experience in development of policies. relating to public issues.
Time management skills.
Experience in journalistic or educational program.
Experience in preparing speeches, statements and articles, and answer correspondence of a controversial nature.

Physical Requirements

Very Light Work - occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

License Requirements


Information Systems Manager

Description

The Information Systems Manager is responsible for administering and managing information system and technology needs in a major functional area.

Supervision: Directs and coordinates unit activities, delegates authority, assigns work, evaluates staff performance, provides for employee training and takes appropriate disciplinary action. Evaluates applicants, interviews and hires new staff.

Planning: Develops and updates long and short range plans for information systems. Develops and keeps current plans covering computer equipment needs.

Project Management: Develops or reviews time and cost estimates and project plans ensuring the scope represents a manageable sized project. Manages project budgets. Performs problem identification and requirements definition and acquires thorough conceptual understanding of the system and the user organization.

System Development: Supervises analysts developing system solutions. Recommends, develops and directs the use of specialized software systems.

System Reviews: Performs on-going review of operational systems to ensure that objectives continue to be met and to improve operational effectiveness.

Required Qualifications

3 years supervisory or 5 years of advanced professional experience in area of systems development, network administration or GIS.

Knowledge of standard systems development methodology.

Knowledge of computer and peripheral equipment operation and capabilities.

Ability to plan, lead and schedule major systems efforts and provide work direction and guidance to others.

Project management skills.

Oral and written communication skills.

Ability to develop and present written and oral information in a clear and concise manner.

Desired Qualifications

Appropriate degree or certificate in information systems or related field.

Human relations skills.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 2/Geographic Information Sy

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 2 - GIS focuses on support of business users and systems development staff through the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies. The work requires a thorough understanding of GIS analytical methods, cartographic techniques, and software expertise. This is the 2nd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Requirements Analysis Support: GIS information and application requirements gathering and analysis.

Database Development Support: GIS data capture, processing flow development,and deployment.

Product Development: Cartographic product design, development, and production.

System Support: Application installation, testing, documentation, configuration, and troubleshooting; metadata development and maintenance; training curriculum delivery.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology; GIS software, databases, applications, computer hardware; and network infrastructure.

Required Qualifications

Strong knowledge of geographic information systems technology, including data structures, and analysis and design techniques.
Knowledge of cartographic design techniques.
Two (2) years experience in GIS support and product development, OR college degree (BA, BS) in Information Systems OR related field AND work experience in GIS development; including specialization in one or more GIS software environments.
Knowledge of computer operating systems and common application software.
Oral and written communication skills.
Familiarity with computer hardware such as optical scanners and large format plotters.

Desired Qualifications

BA/BS in Information Systems or related field.
Working knowledge of one or more programming languages.
Knowledge of database systems.
Project management experience.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 3/Geographic Information Sy

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 3/GIS focuses on analysis, design, and development of various aspects of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies. The work requires a number of dedicated years of experience in this subject area, culminating in an advanced knowledge of GIS technology principles related to databases, application development, and analysis. The work requires a firm grasp of conceptual background in this subject area as well as knowledge of its practical applications sufficient to make recommendations for strategic deployment within specific business units, or across an organization. This is the 3rd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Requirements Analysis: GIS information and application requirements analysis and specifications development.

Database Design and Development: Spatial database design; data flow development for effective data capture and integration.

Application Software Development: Tactical scale application development for user productivity enhancement, process automation, and system integration; program testing.

System Support: Application installation and configuration; metadata development and maintenance; systems documentation development; training curricula development.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology; GIS software, databases, computing hardware, and applications; and network infrastructure.

Required Qualifications

Expert knowledge of geographic information systems technology, including data structures; and analysis and design techniques.
Thorough knowledge of programming languages necessary to support area of position specialization.
Three (3) years experience providing specialized or generalized GIS development and support, OR a BS/BA degree in information systems or related field AND work experience in GIS development.
Knowledge of multiple computer environments, including one or more programming languages.
Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

MA, MS in geographic information systems or related field.
Knowledge of database management system design.
Project management experience.
Ability to direct the work of programmers or contractors.
Data modeling techniques.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 1

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 1 position provides programming, LAN administration, help desk support, network technical support, or workstation administration. The focus of the job is primarily on implementation and platform-dependent applications. This is the 1st of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Examples of work assignments:

Code, test, debug and document computer programs.

Administer and trouble-shoot simpler LANs; set up individual work stations; trouble-shoot single work stations.

Install software on work stations and act as consultant to users.

Database positions concentrate on end-user logical databases (Access, etc.).

Employees are assigned relatively straight-forward parts of projects and are involved in implementation, not system design or planning.

Employees are expected to apply established procedures, methods, and standards, and receive close supervision when work is unfamiliar or part of a larger project.

Required Qualifications

One year of technical training/certificate or 6 months work experience in computer programming, PC support, computer networking, or related area.

Communication skills sufficient to communicate technical information in simple written and oral instructions to non-technical staff/users.

Problem-solving skills sufficient to identify problems and initiate corrective action.

Desired Qualifications

2 year technical degree (AA, AAS)in information systems or a related field.

Oral and written communication skills.

Customer service skills and experience.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 2

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 2 focuses on LAN administration, network operation and support, workstation administration, or computer user support. This is the 2nd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Examples of work assignments:

Install software and operate and maintain network operating systems.

Administer network users and equipment, including user creation, assign rights, files, access security, and passwords.

Diagnose and solve local and/or wide area network problems using standard trouble-shooting tools and techniques.

Provide direct technical hardware and software support for computer users, including hardware setup, software installation, trouble-shooting, problem resolution, and consultation.

In cases of system or program failure, restore service and equipment.

Provide training, formally and informally, to users on applications and their development environments, so that users can perform effectively.

Required Qualifications

One year experience equivalent to the Information Technology Specialist 1 level, OR
A technical degree (AA, AAS) in Information Systems or a related field.
Knowledge of computer hardware, software, peripheral devices, and network operating systems sufficient to evaluate user needs and problems and implement effective solutions.
Oral and written communication skills.
Customer service skills.

Desired Qualifications

BA/BS in Information Systems or related field.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 2/Application Programming

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 2 - Application Programming focuses on coding, testing and deploying computer programs and databases. The work requires training or experience in computer programming, database management, and related fields. This is the 2nd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Systems Analysis: Assist or prepare diagrams and logic flow charts.

Systems Design: Create procedure and program specifications. Assist with database design.

Software Development: Code program modules for both new standalone and complex systems, and for enhancement or modification of existing systems. Test programs, subsystems and systems before deploying applications. Develop reports and data download procedures to extract data from databases. Responsible for programming and maintaining end-user databases.

System Implementation: Systems installation; data conversion; document systems and procedures; conduct user training.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology, programming languages, and application development methodologies.

Required Qualifications

A technical degree (AA, AAS) in information systems or related field or two years experience developing complex computer applications.
Knowledge of multiple computer environments, including one or more programming languages.
Thorough knowledge of information systems analysis and design techniques.
Thorough knowledge of programming and database languages.
Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

BA/BS in Information Systems or related field.
Knowledge of multiple programming languages.
Knowledge of database management system design.
Experience using data and process models.
Familiarity with project management techniques.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 3/Application Programming

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 3 / Application Programming focuses on analysis, design and development of information systems. The work requires a number of years experience in a specific information technology area, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with increasing level of technical know how. The work requires a firm grasp of conceptual background in a specific area as well as knowledge of its practical applications. Knowledge of specific area of business or technology sufficient to make recommendations about existing practices and procedures to take into account new technologies is necessary. This is the 3rd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Systems Analysis: Application requirements analysis and specifications development; process and object modeling.

Systems Design: Functional/process design, technical design, development of program specifications.

Software Development: Software development/maintenance; application programming (program development, enhancement and maintenance); program and systems testing.

System Implementation: Systems installation; data conversion; document systems and procedures; conduct user training.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology, software, applications, and network infrastructure.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of information systems analysis and design techniques.

Knowledge of programming and database languages.

Three years experience developing complex computer applications, or college degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field and work experience in application development.

Knowledge of multiple computer environments, including one or more programming languages.

Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

College degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field.

Knowledge of database management system design.

Project management experience.

Ability to direct the work of programmers or contractors.

Data modeling techniques.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 3/Data Systems

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 3 / Data Systems focuses on analysis and design of database systems. The work requires a number of years experience in a specific information technology area with increasing level of technical know how. The work requires a firm grasp of conceptual background as well as knowledge of the practical applications of database technologies. Knowledge of specific area of business or technology sufficient to make recommendations about existing practices and procedures to take into account new technologies. This is the 3rd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Database Administration: Define, create, support, and administer databases.

Database Design: Design logical and physical databases; validate data structures; ensure database security.

Database Management: Manage database storage on disk; tune database performance; plan for database capacity.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology, software, applications, and network infrastructure.

DNR standard database software: Oracle, Access.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of information systems analysis and design techniques.

Knowledge of database development and data modeling.

Three years experience developing complex database applications, or college degree (BA, BS) in information systems and work experience in database development.

Knowledge of multiple computer environments including multiple database management systems.

Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

College degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field, including database administration.

Experience as a database programmer or knowledge of at least one programming language.

Project management experience.

Ability to direct the work of programmers, developers or contractors.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 3/Information Systems Plng

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 3 / Information Systems Planning focuses on analysis, planning and documentation of information systems architecture and design. The work requires a number of years of experience in a specific information technology area, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with increasing level of technical know how. The work requires a firm grasp of conceptual background in a specific area of information technology as well as knowledge of its practical applications. Knowledge of specific area of business or technology sufficient to make recommendations about existing practices and procedures to take into account new technologies. This is the 3rd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Planning: Develop high-level information systems plans and information infrastructure design.

Data Architecture: Develop and maintain an information architecture for DNR. Design and implement an information security architecture.

Documentation: Develop and maintain a department data dictionary; establish and promote data dictionary standards.

Modeling: Develop data, object, business process and event models.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology, software, applications, and planning tools.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of information systems analysis and design techniques.

Knowledge of modeling techniques and planning methodologies.

Three years experience in information system planning or documentation including developing or maintaining data dictionaries and metadata, or college degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field and work experience in information systems planning.

Experience working with customers and interest groups to develop plans.

Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

College degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field.

Experience or certification in planning, project management (PMI), or security planning.

Project management experience.

Ability to direct the work of programmers or contractors.

Physical Requirements

Light Work - occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements


Information Technology Specialist 3/Network

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 3 - Network focuses on analysis and design of and operations of network computer systems. The work requires a number of years experience in information technology with increasing level of technical know how. The work requires a firm grasp of conceptual background in the computer hardware area as well as knowledge of the practical applications and operation of this equipment. Knowledge of specific areas of business or technology sufficient to make recommendations about existing practices and procedures to take into account new technologies. This is the 3rd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Network Performance: Analyze network performance; provide technical support to LAN administrators; ensure network availability.

Equipment Configuration: Define and implement equipment configurations; create configuration documentation; test and evaluate new service arrangements and network equipment.

Network Planning: Plan and design network configurations and manage network performance for multiple network services including the following: backbone, router service, desktop hardware, server hardware, dial-up access servers, telephones and video.

Project Management: Develop implementation plans for new network services, establish performance objectives, design systems, research and select equipment and software. Develop and direct network naming protocols.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology, software, applications, and network infrastructure.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of computer network and PC technology.

Knowledge of computer networking equipment including routers, switches and hubs.

Three years experience supporting networks or computer hardware.

Knowledge of multiple computer environments.

Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

College degree (BA, BS) or course work in information technologies, especially network systems.

Appropriate vendor certification (e.g., CCNA).

Project management experience.

Ability to direct the work of contractors or project staff.

Physical Requirements

Light Work - occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements


Information Technology Specialist 3/Systems Software

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 3 / System Software focuses on the installation, operation, support and maintenance of network operating systems. The work requires a number of years experience in a specific information technology area, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with increasing level of technical know how. The work requires a firm grasp of conceptual background in system software as well as knowledge of its practical applications. Knowledge of specific area of business or technology sufficient to make recommendations about existing practices and procedures to take into account new technologies. This is the 3rd of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Software Administration: Evaluate, install, modify, maintain and upgrade system software (e.g., network operating system, computer operating systems, database management and/or telecommunication/network control).

Monitor Performance: Assess system performance and tune.

Troubleshoot: Troubleshoot problems (delayed response, amends/aborts, crashes); determine whether problem is hardware or software related; identify and resolve.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology, software, applications, and network infrastructure.

Network systems software examples include: Solaris, Novell NetWare, Windows NT/2000 and OS400.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of computer and network operating systems.

Three years experience administering network software systems, or college degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field and work experience in network software administration.

Knowledge of communication protocols for local and wide area network communication.

Project management experience.

Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

College degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field.

Vendor certification (e.g., MCSE, CNE, CNA).

Project management experience.

Ability to direct the work of contractors or project staff.

Physical Requirements

License Requirements


Information Technology Specialist 4/Application Programming

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 4 / Application Programming focuses on either project management for large, complex projects that involve a number of information technology professionals, or performing systems analysis or systems design on large, complex systems. Emphasis of these jobs involves overall system problems, needs, and new requirements, not maintenance of existing systems. This is the 4th of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Systems Analysis: Application requirements analysis and specifications development; process and object modeling.

Systems Design: Functional/process design, technical design, development of program specifications.

Software Development: Software development/maintenance; application programming (program development, enhancement and maintenance); program and systems testing.

System Implementation: Systems installation; data conversion; document systems and procedures; conduct user training.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology, software, applications, and network infrastructure.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of information systems analysis and design techniques.

Knowledge of database and programming languages.

Experience developing complex computer applications.

Knowledge of data modeling techniques.

Project management skills.

Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or ollege courses in information systems or a related field.

Knowledge of the DNR mission, goals, and business processes.

Experience in multi-platform environment.

Ability to direct the work of programmers or contractors.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 4/Data Systems

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 4 / Data Systems focuses on either project management for large, complex projects that involve a number of information technology professionals, or performing systems analysis or systems and database design on large, complex systems. Emphasis of these jobs involves overall system problems, needs, and new requirements, not maintenance of existing systems. This is the 4th of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Database Administration: Define, create, support, and administer databases.

Database Design: Design logical and physical databases; validate data structures; ensure database security.

Database Management: Manage database storage on disk; tune database performance; plan for database capacity.

Technical Skills: Maintain proficiency in computer technology, software, applications, and network infrastructure.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of information systems analysis and design techniques.

Knowledge of database development and modeling techniques.

Four years experience developing complex database applications, or college degree (BA, BS) in information systems and two years work experience.

Knowledge of business and event modeling techniques.

Project management skills.

Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

College degree (BA, BS) information systems or closely related field.

Experience in multi-platform environment.

Ability to direct the work of programmers or contractors.

Physical Requirements

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Information Technology Specialist 4/Information Systems Plng

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 4 / IS Planning focuses on either project management for large, complex projects that involve a number of information technology professionals, or performing systems analysis or systems design on large, complex systems. Emphasis of these jobs involves overall system problems, needs, and new requirements, not maintenance of existing systems. This is the 4th of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Planner: Develops overall project and work plans within time and budget constraints; anticipates risks, problems, and solutions by implementing risk management and quality assurance programs.

Communicator: Develops and maintains relationships with stakeholders, contractors, customers, and other personnel involved.

Leader/Teambuilder: Leads and directs the work of staff, and builds effective project teams.

Modeler: Develops high-level data, business process and object models.

Technical Skills: Maintains expertise with technical products, developments, and issues.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of information systems (hardware, software, and telecommunications) analysis and design techniques sufficient to evaluate proposed system architectures.

Experience planning and managing complex IT projects—i.e., ability to set objectives, develop project plans, monitor processes, progress, and results, anticipate and adjust for problems, and build feedback loops.

Ability to direct the work of programmers and/or contractors—i.e., the ability to establish clear directions, specify project roles and responsibilities, and maintain dialogue with others on work and results.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

College degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field.

Knowledge of DNR business processes.

Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification.

Physical Requirements

Light Work - occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements


Information Technology Specialist 5/Information Systems Plng

Description

An Information Technology Specialist 5 / Information Systems Planning focuses on investigating new technologies and making recommendations on the best technology fit for agency or statewide use. Employees at this level are expert in a specific technology area and are sought out by seasoned practitioners for advice and standards. The work requires a firm grasp of conceptual background in a specific area of information technology as well as knowledge of its practical applications. Knowledge of specific area of business or technology sufficient to make recommendations about existing practices and procedures to take into account new technologies. This is the 5th of 5 levels in the Information Technology Specialist job series.

Information Architect: Develop and maintain information architecture for agency.

Planner: Develop and maintain agency Strategic Information Resources Plan (SIRMP) or information asset security plans.

Modeler: Develop high-level data, business process and objects models.

Data Dictionary: Oversee the design, development, and administration of the DNR corporate data dictionary and related data management tools.

Technical Skills: To maintain expertise with technical products, developments, and issues.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of business object modeling, data modeling, database development, and systems analysis.

Knowledge of information systems planning and infrastructure design.

Five years experience in information system planning and documentation including developing and maintaining data dictionaries and metadata.

Project management experience.

Ability to present complex technical concepts to non-technical people.

Oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

College degree (BA, BS) in information systems or related field.

Experience preparing management reports; experience making presentations.

Prior experience working with state agency information architecture.

Physical Requirements

Light Work - occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements


Intern

Description

The internship program provides work opportunities and pragmatic knowledge to students, enhancing academic preparation while exposing them to state government. Work is often project or short term in nature and positions may be paid or unpaid.

Customer Relations: Interns provide service and assistance to agency staff where the nature of the work is directly related to a specific academic program of an educational institution. Some examples of work performed by interns include obtaining and reviewing files and literature; preparing and administering surveys; developing coding and reporting forms; coding and entering data into computers; analyzing collected data; preparing charts, graphs and tables and writing memoranda and reports summarizing collected material.

Required Qualifications

Interns may be high school or college level students who are seeking an internship for academic credit or as a means of fulfilling an academic requirement.

The signature of a sponsoring academic instructor is required for hiring.

Desired Qualifications

Communications skills to respond orally and in writing to a wide range of technical questions.

Ability to follow directions and work well independently or as a team.

Physical Requirements

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Interpretive Naturalist 1/Non-Personal Interpretation

Description

The Interpretive Naturalist 1 (non-Personal Interpretation) position exists to research natural and cultural history topics for interpretive projects and to write scripts and prepare graphic materials for interpretive exhibits, information kiosks, interpretive signs, videos and publications to educate state park visitors.

Research specific natural and cultural history topics for interpretive projects.

Locate exhibit materials for interpretive projects such as photos, objects, and illustrations.

Write interpretive themes and educational objectives for interpretive projects.

Write scripts and exhibit text for interpretive displays and publications.

Prepare materials for use in displays and publications.

Perform graphic layout function for interpretive displays, exhibits and publications.

Coordinate interpretive project design, construction, and implementation by working with artists, designers, construction staff and other vendors as necessary.

Assess existing interpretive products and installations for any needed improvements.

Perform repairs, improvements and updates for existing interpretive products.

Collect, prepare and organize educational support material for use by staff.

Organize and maintain computerized audio-visual library and file system.
Prepare audio-visual presentations.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in one of the physical sciences such as ecology, zoology, botany, geology OR a cultural resource-focused degree such as American history, anthropology, archaeology, OR parks and recreation management OR the equivalent.

Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire which assesses the following: 1) course work in natural or cultural resources such as earth science, ecology, zoology, botany, geology (minimum of 21 quarter/14 semester credits required); communications/education; and park or forest recreation or resource interpretation, 2) relevant degree, and 3) relevant experience. Employees of the MN Department of Natural Resources may substitute the above with one year of professional experience responsible for developing and conducting natural or cultural resource interpretive services.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally with staff, the public, and vendors.

Writing skills sufficient to develop materials for diverse audiences that are easily understood, interesting and educational.

Experience in graphic design and layout utilizing a variety of desktop publishing programs.

Understanding of interpretive techniques to include the ability to assess audiences and the effectiveness of interpretive media.

Ability to create and edit written information following effective interpretive techniques.

Skills in historical, cultural and natural resource research and literature search techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in interpretive services or education.

Understanding of Minnesota's natural and cultural history and resource management.

Background in natural/cultural resource interpretation.

Understanding of basic interpretive exhibit and display standards and techniques.

Understanding of educational curriculum and materials in order to assess effectiveness and train others.

Illustration and/or photography skills.

Well-developed problem-solving skills.

Organization skills to develop and implement interpretive projects.

Physical Requirements

License Requirements


Interpretive Naturalist 1/Parks

Description

This position develops, publicizes and conducts interpretive programs in order to educate the public about natural, scientific, historical and recreational aspects of a State Park.

Most positions are seasonal in nature, typically working during the peak summer months.

Develops interpretive activities such as hikes, slide programs and campfire presentations which illustrate the park's resources and recreational opportunities.

Researches natural and cultural history information from a variety of sources for presentation development and resource assessment.

Develops interpretive themes, objectives, content and procedures for interpretive activities and acquire materials necessary for these activities.

Presents activities to a variety of audiences using established interpretive techniques.

Publicizes and promotes the park and its resources, interpretive services, recreational opportunities and management activities.

Evaluates presentations, activities, procedures and information.

Serves as a technical resource for local community, park visitors and staff by answering inquiries about area and specific park resources.

Discusses and exchanges information on park operations, interpretive services and resource management issues with park management team.

Trains, schedules and provides work direction to interns and volunteers.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in one of the physical sciences such as ecology, zoology, botany, geology OR a cultural resource-focused degree such as American history, anthropology, archaeology, OR parks and recreation management OR the equivalent.

Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire which assesses the following: 1) course work in natural or cultural resources such as earth science, ecology, zoology, botany, geology (minimum of 21 quarter/14 semester credits required); communications/education; and park or forest recreation or resource interpretation, 2) relevant degree, and 3) relevant experience.
Employees of the MN Department of Natural Resources may substitute the above with one year of professional experience responsible for developing and conducting natural/cultural resource interpretive services.

Advanced oral communication skills to present information on environmental and cultural values, facts, and theories in a clear and understandable manner to diverse individuals and groups.

Writing skills sufficient to develop materials, compile reports, and write interesting and educational news releases.

Advanced human relations skills.

Understanding of interpretive techniques to include the ability to assess audiences and the effectiveness of interpretive media.

Skills in historical, cultural and natural resource research and literature search techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in public speaking, interpersonal communication, interpretation, or education.

Understanding of Minnesota's natural and cultural history and resource management.

Background in natural/cultural resource interpretation.

Understanding of basic interpretive exhibit and display standards and techniques.

Understanding of educational curriculum and materials in order to assess their effectiveness.

Illustration and/or photography skills.

Well-developed problem-solving skills.

Organization skills to develop, schedule and implement summer programs.

Ability to manage visitors and deal with emergency response situations.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying of objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

CLASS D DRIVER'S LICENSE - A single unit vehicle with a GVW of less than 26,000 pounds. This is your basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the GCW does not exceed 26,000 pounds.


Interpretive Naturalist 2/Grand Portage

Description

This position exists to identify and interpret the cultural, natural, scientific, historical and recreational aspects of Grand Portage State Park and other surrounding State Parks. Develop, implement, publicize, and evaluate a comprehensive interpretive and information service with an emphasis on providing information on Ojibwe Indian history, traditions and culture. Collaborate on the development and updating of interpretive plans and non-personal interpretive applications. Develop environmental education curriculum and opportunities in partnership with schools. This position involves working weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Responsibilities include:
Develop interpretive activities illustrating American Indian stories, history, traditions, and culture to a variety of individuals and groups.
Provide interpretive services at other state parks and outreach locations.
Research natural and cultural history information from a variety of sources.
Develop interpretive themes, objectives, content and procedures for interpretive activities. Present activities to a variety of audiences using interpretive techniques.
Contribute to local environmental education efforts by offering teacher education workshops.
Serve as a technical resource for local community, park visitors, and staff by providing information about area and park resources.
Evaluate presentations, activities, procedures, information, and non-personal interpretive services.
Research, design, write and edit materials for interpretive publications, exhibits, displays, self-guided trails, signs and environmental education curriculum.
Discuss and exchange information on park operations, interpretive services and resource management issues with park management team.
Recommend and administer the interpretive services budget and purchase goods, prepare specifications, and secure bids.
Participate in the development of park unit interpretive plans and park management plans.
Publicize and promote the park and its resources and activities.
Train, schedule, supervise and evaluate interns and volunteers.
Enforce relevant rules and statutes and provide emergency response.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in one of the physical sciences such as ecology, zoology, botany, geology OR a cultural resource-focused degree such as American history, anthropology, archaeology, OR parks and recreation management OR the equivalent. Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire which assesses the following: 1) course work in natural or cultural resources such as earth science, ecology, zoology, botany, geology (minimum of 21 quarter/14 semester credits required); course work in communications or education such as interpersonal communication, creative writing, public speaking; and course work in park or forest recreation and resource interpretation such as interpretive services or methods, park facility planning and management, 2) relevant degree, and 3) relevant experience (minimum of two seasons).

In lieu of the education and experience requirements identified above, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: 1) must be a current MN DNR employee with a minimum of one year of professional experience responsible for identifying, developing, conducting and evaluating a variety of personal and non-personal natural/cultural resource interpretive services; OR 2) must provide information reflecting extensive experience, education and/or familiarity with Ojibwe Indian culture, history and traditions (preferably the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa) which includes developing and conducting a variety of cultural programs or services OR planning and developing environmental education courses.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Knowledge of Ojibwe Indian culture, history, and traditions (preferably the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa).
Experience in Ojibwe cultural and natural resource interpretation.
Advanced oral communication skills to present information on environmental and cultural values, facts, and theories in a clear and understandable manner to diverse individuals and groups, to provide direction to staff, and to participate in media presentations.
Writing skills sufficient to develop materials, compile reports, and write interesting and educational newspaper articles.
Advanced human relations skills.
Experience in public speaking, interpersonal communication, interpretation, or education.
Ability to manage visitors and deal with emergency response situations.
Understanding of interpretive techniques to include the ability to assess audiences and the effectiveness of interpretive media.
Skills in historical, cultural and natural resource research and literature search techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Recognition and acceptance by the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa community.
Knowledge of park rules, policies, and facilities.
Familiarity with Minnesota's natural and cultural resource heritage and stories.
Understanding of educational curriculum and materials in order to assess effectiveness and train others.
Illustration and/or photography skills.
Skills in computer word processing and graphics software.
Understanding of basic interpretive exhibit and display standards and techniques.
Well-developed problem-solving skills.
Organization skills to develop, schedule and implement interpretive services.
Supervisory or lead work experience.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

CLASS D DRIVER'S LICENSE - A single unit vehicle with a GVW of less than 26,000 pounds. This is your basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the GCW does not exceed 26,000 pounds.


Interpretive Naturalist 2/Parks

Description

The Interpretive Naturalist 2 (Parks) position exists to: identify and interpret the natural, scientific, historical and recreational aspects of a State Park; develop, implement, publicize, and evaluate interpretive presentations; collaborate on the development and updating of interpretive plans and non-personal interpretive applications; and, develop environmental education curriculum and opportunities in partnership with schools.

Responsibilities include:

Develop interpretive activities such as demonstrations, slide presentations, canoe trips, ski tours, and campfire presentations which illustrate a park's resources and recreational opportunities.

Research natural and cultural history information from a variety of sources for presentation development and resource assessment.

Develop interpretive themes, objectives, content and procedures for interpretive activities.

Present activities to a variety of audiences using interpretive techniques.

Develop and present requested activities for organized groups and special populations.

Contribute to local environmental education efforts by offering teacher education workshops.

Serve as technical resource for local community, park visitors, and staff by providing information about area and park resources.

Evaluate presentations, activities, procedures, and non-personal interpretive services.

Research, design, write and edit materials for a wide variety of interpretive publications, exhibits, displays, self-guided trails, signs and environmental education curriculum.

Discuss and exchange information on park operations, interpretive services and resource management issues with park management team.

Recommend and administer the interpretive services budget and purchase goods, prepare specifications, and secure bids.

Participate in the development of park unit interpretive plans and park management plans.

Publicize and promote the park and its resources and activities.

Train, schedule, supervise and evaluate interns and volunteers.

Enforce relevant rules and statutes and provide emergency response.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in one of the physical sciences such as ecology, zoology, botany, geology OR a cultural resource-focused degree such as American history, anthropology, archaeology, OR parks and recreation management OR the equivalent.

Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire which assesses the following: 1) course work in natural or cultural resources such as earth science, ecology, zoology, botany, geology (minimum of 21 quarter/14 semester credits required); communications/education; and park or forest recreation and resource interpretation, 2) relevant degree, and 3) at least two seasons of relevant experience. Employees of the MN Department of Natural Resources may substitute the above with one year of professional experience responsible for identifying, developing, conducting and evaluating a variety of personal and non-personal natural/cultural resource interpretive services.

Advanced oral communication skills to present information on environmental and cultural values, facts, and theories in a clear and understandable manner to diverse individuals and groups, to provide direction to staff, and to participate in media presentations.

Writing skills sufficient to develop materials, compile reports, and write interesting and educational newspaper articles.

Advanced human relations skills.

Experience in public speaking, interpersonal communication, interpretation, or education.

Experience in natural/cultural resource interpretation.

Ability to manage visitors and deal with emergency response situations.

Understanding of interpretive techniques to include the ability to assess audiences and the effectiveness of interpretive media.

Skills in historical, cultural and natural resource research and literature search techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of park rules, policies and facilities.

Familiarity with Minnesota's natural and cultural resource heritage and stories.

Understanding of basic interpretive exhibit and display standards and techniques.

Understanding of educational curriculum and materials in order to assess effectiveness and train others.

Illustration and/or photography skills.

Well-developed problem-solving skills.

Organization skills to develop, schedule and implement interpretive services.

Supervisory or lead work experience.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying of objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

Possess and maintain a valid drivers license.


Interpretive Naturalist 2/Southeast Asian Liaison

Description

This position exists to identify and interpret the natural, scientific, historical and recreational aspects of a State Park. Develops, implements, publicizes, and evaluates a comprehensive interpretive and information service with an emphasis on serving the Southeast Asian communities. Collaborates on the development and updating of interpretive plans and non-personal interpretive applications. Develops environmental education curriculum and opportunities in partnership with schools.

Responsibilities include:
Develop environmental education activities that are culturally diverse, appealing and accessible to a variety of individuals and groups including Southeast Asian communities.
Serve as a role model for Southeast Asians and other minorities considering natural resource careers and to inspire and increase minority participation in DNR activities.
Provide language interpretation for Southeast Asian audiences and visitors.

Provide interpretive services to Southeast Asian audiences at other state parks and outreach locations.

Research natural and cultural history information from a variety of sources.
Develop interpretive themes, objectives, content and procedures for interpretive activities.

Present activities to a variety of audiences using interpretive techniques.

Serve as a technical resource for local community, park visitors, and staff by providing information about area and park resources.

Evaluate presentations, activities, procedures, information, and non-personal interpretive services.

Research, design, write and edit materials for interpretive publications, exhibits, displays, self-guided trails, signs and environmental education curriculum.

Train, schedule, supervise and evaluate interns and volunteers.

Enforce relevant rules and statutes and provide emergency response.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in one of the physical sciences such as ecology, zoology, botany, geology OR a cultural resource-focused degree such as American history, anthropology, archaeology, OR parks and recreation management OR the equivalent.

Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire which assesses the following: 1) course work in natural or cultural resources such as earth science, ecology, zoology, botany, geology (minimum of 21 quarter/14 semester credits required); communications/education; and park or forest recreation and resource interpretation, 2) relevant degree, and 3) relevant experience. Employees of the MN Department of Natural Resources may substitute the above with one year of professional experience responsible for identifying, developing, conducting and evaluating a variety of personal and non-personal natural/cultural resource interpretive services.

Ability to speak at least one of the four Southeast Asian languages (Hmong, Laotian, Cambodian or Vietnamese).

Cultural knowledge of, and sensitivity for similarities and differences between each of the four Southeast Asian communities.

Advanced oral communication skills to present information on environmental and cultural values, facts, and theories in a clear and understandable manner to diverse individuals and groups, to provide direction to staff, and to participate in media presentations.

Writing skills sufficient to develop materials, compile reports, and write interesting and educational newspaper articles.

Advanced human relations skills.

Experience in public speaking, interpersonal communication, interpretation, or education.

Experience in natural/cultural resource interpretation.

Ability to manage visitors and deal with emergency response situations.

Understanding of interpretive techniques to include the ability to assess audiences and the effectiveness of interpretive media.

Skills in historical, cultural and natural resource research and literature search techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Recognition and acceptance by the Southeast Asian community at large.

Experience as paid staff or volunteer with one or more Southeast Asian organizations or groups.

Knowledge of park rules, policies, and facilities.

Familiarity with Minnesota's natural and cultural resource heritage and stories.

Understanding of educational curriculum and materials in order to assess effectiveness and train others.

Well-developed problem-solving skills.

Organization skills to develop, schedule and implement interpretive services.

Supervisory or lead work experience.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying of objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

Possess and maintain a valid drivers license.


Interpretive Naturalist 3/Parks

Description

Implement Department of Natural Resources DNR) programs by directing and administering interpretive, environmental education, and information programs within MN State Parks. Establish program direction on regional policies, plans and procedures and contribute to statewide program management and interpretation efforts.

Responsibilities include:
Plan, direct and manage regional or statewide interpretive, environmental education and park information programs.
Develop and monitor program policies and direction.
Interview, hire, train, assign and evaluate staff.
Assess, propose, research, develop, coordinate and approve non-personal interpretive services.
Assess needs and prepare budget recommendations.
Direct and monitor expenditures.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in one of the physical sciences such as ecology, zoology, botany, geology OR a cultural resource-focused degree such as American history, anthropology, archaeology, OR parks and recreation management OR the equivalent. Two years of professional experience identifying, developing, conducting and evaluating a wide variety of personal and non-personal natural/cultural resource interpretive services. Advanced oral communication skills. Writing skills sufficient to develop materials, compile reports. Advanced human relations skills. Experience in public speaking, interpersonal communication, interpretation, or education. Experience in natural/cultural resource interpretation. Understanding of interpretive techniques to include the ability to assess audiences and the effectiveness of interpretive media. Skills in historical, cultural and natural resource research and literature search techniques. Skills in interpretive exhibit and display standards and techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of park rules, policies, and facilities. Familiarity with Minnesota’s natural and cultural resource heritage and stories. Understanding of educational curriculum and materials to assess effectiveness and train others. Illustration and/or photography skills. Problem-solving skills. Organization skills. Supervisory or lead work experience. Knowledge of human resource policies, procedures, and labor contracts. Working knowledge of state laws, policies and procedures regarding expenditures and monitoring of funds.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

CLASS D DRIVER'S LICENSE - A single unit vehicle with a GVW of less than 26,000 pounds. This is your basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the GCW does not exceed 26,000 pounds.


Interpretive Naturalist Itasca Park

Description

The Interpretive Naturalist Itasca Park position serves as the lead educator and naturalist at Itasca State Park. Identifies and interprets the natural, scientific, historical and recreational aspects of Itasca State Park. Plans, develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates a comprehensive schedule of interpretive presentations and activities based on Itasca's significant natural and cultural resources. Collaborates on the development, implementation and updating of the interpretive plan and extensive non-personal interpretive applications. Develops environmental education curriculum and opportunities in partnership with schools.

Responsibilities include:
Develop interpretive activities illustrating Itasca's resource stories and recreational opportunities.

Research natural and cultural history information from a variety of sources.
Develop interpretive themes, objectives, content and procedures for interpretive activities.

Present activities to a variety of audiences using various interpretive techniques.

Plan, manage and supervise interpretive services, demonstrations, guest speakers and special events at the park.

Train, assign, schedule and serve as lead worker for interpretive staff.

Develop and present requested activities for organized groups and special populations.
Contribute to local environmental education efforts by offering teacher education workshops.

Serve as a technical resource for local community, park visitors, and staff.
Evaluate presentations, activities, procedures, and non-personal interpretive services.

Research, design, write and edit materials for interpretive publications, exhibits, displays, self-guided trails, signs and environmental education curriculum.

Discuss and exchange information on park operations, interpretive services, and resource management issues with park management team.

Recommend and administer the park's interpretive services budget and purchase goods, prepare specifications, and secure bids.

Participate in the development of park unit interpretive plans and park management plans.
Publicize and promote the park and its resources and activities.

Enforce relevant rules and statutes and provide emergency response.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in one of the physical sciences such as ecology, zoology, botany, geology OR a cultural resource-focused degree such as American history, anthropology, archaeology, OR parks and recreation management OR the equivalent.

Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire which assesses the following: 1) course work in natural or cultural resources such as earth science, ecology, zoology, botany, forestry, geology (minimum of 21 quarter/14 semester credits required); communications/education; and park or forest recreation and resource interpretation, 2) relevant degree, and 3) relevant experience. Employees of the MN Department of Natural Resources may substitute the above with one year of professional experience responsible for identifying, developing, conducting and evaluating a variety of personal and non-personal natural/cultural resource interpretive services.

Advanced oral communication skills to present information on environmental and cultural values, facts, and theories in a clear and understandable manner to diverse individuals and groups, to provide direction to staff and to participate in media presentations.

Writing skills sufficient to develop materials, compile reports, and write interesting and educational newspaper articles.

Advanced human relations skills.

Experience in public speaking, interpersonal communication, interpretation, or education.

Experience in natural/cultural resource interpretation.

Experience developing interpretive exhibits and displays.

Experience developing environmental educational curriculum.

Supervisory or lead work experience.

Ability to manage visitors and deal with emergency response situations.

Understanding of interpretive techniques to include the ability to assess audiences and the effectiveness of interpretive media.

Skills in historical, cultural and natural resource research and literature search techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of park rules, policies, and facilities.

Familiarity with Minnesota's natural and cultural resource heritage and stories.

Understanding of basic interpretive exhibit and display standards and techniques.

Understanding of educational curriculum and materials in order to assess effectiveness and train others.

Illustration and/or photography skills.

Well-developed problem-solving skills.

Organization skills to develop, schedule and implement interpretive services.

Possess and maintain a valid drivers license.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying of objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements


Interpretive Naturalist Supervisor 1

Description

This position supervises, plans, develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates comprehensive natural, scientific, and historical interpretive programs and activities. Collaborates on the development, implementation and updating of the interpretive plan and extensive non-personal interpretive applications. Develops environmental education curriculum and opportunities in partnership with schools.

Recruits, interviews, recommends hiring, directs, schedules, evaluates, and trains employees.

Plans, manages and supervises interpretive services, demonstrations, guest speakers and special events at the park.

Develops interpretive themes, objectives, content and procedures for interpretive activities that illustrate the parks' resource stories and recreational opportunities.

Researches cultural and natural history information from a variety of sources.

Develops and presents activities to a variety of audiences using various interpretive techniques.

Participates in the development of park unit interpretive plans and park management plans.

Publicizes and promotes the park and its resources and activities.

Contributes to local environmental education efforts by offering teacher education workshops.

Serves as a technical resource for local community, park visitors and staff.

Evaluates presentations, activities, procedures and non-personal interpretive services.

Researches, designs, writes and edits materials for interpretive publications, exhibits, displays, self-guided trails, signs and environmental education curriculum.

Discusses and exchanges information on park operations, interpretive services and resource management issues with park management team.

Management of revenue operations, budgets and purchasing of good and services.

Management of cultural and natural resources of the park.

Enforces all relevant rules and statutes as well as provide for emergency response to ensure visitor safety.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in natural resource management; biological, earth or environmental science; American history; anthropology; archaeology; parks and recreation management OR the equivalent. Applicants must submit a transcript.

Experience developing and presenting a variety of cultural/natural resource interpretive programs and/or activities OR teaching a resource-related area (e.g., natural or cultural resource management, biological, earth or environmental science) in a formal educational setting.

Experience providing leadership to others including planning, recruiting, hiring, scheduling, overseeing, directing, training and evaluating the work of other staff.

Experience developing a variety of non-personal interpretive materials, such as exhibits, brochures, signs, and articles.

Experience in the areas of living history, historical collection and their management, oral history and its techniques, geology, industrial archeology, and/or iron mining.

Oral communication skills sufficient to present information on environmental and cultural values, facts and theories to diverse individuals and groups, to provide work direction to staff, participate in media presentations, etc.

Writing skills sufficient to communicate work directions to staff, develop materials, compile reports and write interesting and educational newspaper articles and releases.

Human relations skills.

Ability to resolve conflicts and deal with difficult people.

Ability to manage visitors and deal with emergency response situations.

Understanding of interpretive techniques to include the ability to assess audiences and the effectiveness of interpretive media.

Skills in historical, cultural and natural resource research and literature search techniques.

Ability to operate a tour bus, tour boat, motor vehicle, ATV, snow blower, chain saw, and other equipment and tools.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of park rules, policies, programs, and procedures related to park management and resource protection.

Familiarity with Minnesota's cultural and natural resource heritage and stories.

Understanding of basic interpretive exhibit and display standards and techniques.

Experience developing environmental education curriculum.

Knowledge of employee safety programs.

Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, topographic maps, aerial photos and other documents related to land use.

Skill in word processing, spreadsheet and database software programs.

Illustration and/or photography skills.

Well-developed problem-solving skills.

Organization skills to develop, schedule and implement interpretive services.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

CLASS B DRIVER'S LICENSE - A single vehicle with a GVW of more than 26,000 pounds or A combination of vehicles with a GCW of more than 26,000 pounds AND the towed unit has a GVW of 10,000 or less or A vehicle designed to transport more than 15 persons, in


Investigator

Description

Positions exist within the Office of Professional Standards to investigate allegations of serious employee misconduct and critical incidents in the Department of Natural Resources. The investigator collects evidence, conducts interviews and takes formal statements.


Investigations: Under direction, conduct investigations, locate and interview witnesses, gather documentation, prepare detailed reports of investigations, and assist a senior investigator in complex cases.


Assist and Advise: Coach division, bureau, and unit managers and supervisors on employee misconduct issues.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors or Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement, Industrial Relations, or related field. Three years of professional experience in conducting criminal and/or internal affairs and/or background investigations. Writing skills sufficient to clearly convey a complicated scenario that is easily understood and legally acceptable. Communication skills sufficient to interview clients about sensitive matters while experiencing minimal resistance. Statewide travel is required.

Desired Qualifications

An understanding of criminal and civil law and the ability to logically apply that law to the case under investigation. Deductive and inductive skills that allow the applicant to direct an investigation to a logical conclusion. Organizational skills to maintain and prioritize case loads while managing several complicated investigations simultaneously.

Physical Requirements

Light Work - occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements

CLASS D DRIVER'S LICENSE - A single unit vehicle with a GVW of less than 26,000 pounds. This is your basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the GCW does not exceed 26,000 pounds.