Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources!
Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
This is a permanent position with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (ODFW) located in Salem.
Do you have a passion for the outdoors, are creative, and have the ability to effectively lead communication strategy and manage staff and budgets? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for an Administrator in our Information & Education Division.
If you enjoy the outdoors, Oregon is the place for you. We have glaciated mountain peaks to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the massive Columbia River Gorge to the north. You can fish 365 days a year, and there is hunting for big game, waterfowl, and game birds. Central Oregon attracts thousands of people who fish in the region for trout, salmon, steelhead and warm water fish. The outdoor opportunities are endless when it comes to fish and wildlife in Oregon! Bend, Oregon is known for its breweries, breathtaking views, and year-round recreational opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. To learn more about the department, the work we do, and see our beautiful state, view the following video at
What you will do:
• Work with Division staff to develop and execute effective, creative communication strategies to increase outreach and education of State fish and wildlife management activities and agency initiatives.
• Establish Division priorities in conjunction with agency leadership, other divisions, Commission, Governor's Office, and others.
Ensure that the planning, design, evaluation and implementation of statewide information and education programs are consistent with those priorities.
Ensure department, state and federal policies are executed in effective and efficient manner.
• Manage the Information Section, including executing the biennial budget to ensure resources are available to successfully implement programs, plans and meet agency priorities.
• Supervise staff in the Information Section responsible for managing communication and outreach strategies. Oversee digital content management, development of communication tools, and updates to the agency brand and web content.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Working Conditions• Work is primarily conducted in office setting during a professional work week involving frequent sitting, standing and walking.
hybrid work schedule may be considered after the successful candidate has passed their six month trial service.
• This position is often faced with immediate due dates and projects requiring coordination with the Director’s Office and/or other executive leadership team members; coordination of multiple communication issues simultaneously; requires non-standard working hours; frequent interstate and intra-state travel required all times of the year; occasional contact with angry and/or upset customers. This position is expected to provide leadership and recommendations on policy and financial issues and be able to work collaboratively within the department and with its numerous stakeholders and partnership agencies.
• Occasional physical exertion related to outdoor field activities is required. Lifting or moving boxes of materials up to 50 pounds is required to support special events.
• Must have excellent communications skills, verbally and in writing.
• This position has been designated as sensitive in that the incumbent in this position has access to confidential/fiscal-related information. The successful candidate will be subject to an initial criminal history background check with fingerprinting and will be subject to annual criminal history checks thereafter. Continued employment is contingent upon passing the criminal history background check.• Works a professional workweek, with frequent night and weekend work. Position is not eligible for overtime.
Criminal Records/DMV CheckApplicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check. Driving is required for all positions.
Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified or uncertified driving record for review to be considered for the position. Be prepared to obtain as soon as possible. You are expected to provide the out-of-state driving record before an offer can be made unless extenuating circumstances exist.
Adverse background and/or driving information may disqualify you from further consideration.
Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships.
We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience:
Six years of lead work, supervision, or progressively related experience; OR
Three years of related experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a
field related to communications, business, or media management
Experience developing, coordinating and executing communication and outreach strategies
Experience developing workload priorities and tracking response to media, campaigns, initiatives and crisis communication responses
answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the "Job History" section in your application
or you may not be considered for this position.
Resumes will not replace the completed "Job History" section in your online application.
You may be disqualified if your experience listed in the “Job History” section does not include information used to: 1) meet the minimum qualifications of the job and 2) back up your answers to the supplemental questions. If any of the positions listed in your application are part time or seasonal, be sure to include the dates you worked (month and year) and the average amount of hours worked per week in the duties section. Only those individuals who most closely match the requested skills will be invited to an interview.
You will be required to provide a copy of your official or unofficial transcripts (online transcripts are acceptable) during the selection process that show your name, the name/address of the institution, coursework with passing grades, and degree conferred (including date), if you are using education to qualify. Transcripts and cover letters can be attached to your application in the Resume/CV/Cover Letter attachments field when you apply. Cover letters may not be reviewed unless it is stated as a requirement in the job posting.
For helpful tips on filling out your job history, responding to the supplemental questions, and submitting your application,
The contact information that is prefilled on your application is typically your work email and work phone number. Be sure to check your state email and Workday notifications for your status regarding the recruitment process. If you are away from the office or unable to check your state email account for an extended period, contact the HR Recruitment Unit and the hiring manager to let them know your personal email and phone number where you can be contacted. This will help to ensure you do not miss out on any correspondence that may be related to an interview. If you apply for a position as an internal applicant and then terminate while the recruitment is still in process, contact the Recruitment Unit to have your contact information updated.
External Applicants (non-state of Oregon employees):
If you would like to retain a copy of this job posting, please print a copy before submitting your application. Once the job posting has closed, you will not be able to access the posting.
The job posting closes at 11:59 PM (PDT/PST) on the close date.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the two questionnaires relating to public records requests and veterans’ preference immediately following your submittal. These questions are necessary to complete the application process.
Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you are experiencing difficulty applying for this position or have questions, please contact the ODFW Human Resources office at 503-947-6051.
This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.
If you are hired, you will become part of the State's management service. Pay and benefits on all job listings may change without notice.
If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the qualifications, veterans' preference points will be added to your score.
For more information on veterans' preference points visit
and select Veterans resources under Resources. Please do not attach veteran documentation to your initial application, after you have applied you will be sent a task in your Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time.
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If you are passionate about natural resources, we invite you to join our team and assist with furthering ODFW’s mission by partnering with communities and sharing how our work has a positive effect on Oregon’s fish, wildlife and their habitats. ODFW is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce as we strive to represent and better serve our neighboring communities. Our most important asset is our employees, and each person brings unique, different, and important contributions to the workplace and community we serve.
With Oregon’s changing demographics, a workforce that reflects this change will make us stronger and create an opportunity for better decision making. Consider joining our team as we lead ODFW into the future!
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer