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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Communications Coordinator (Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist) in Pennsylvania

Communications Coordinator (Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist)

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Communications Coordinator (Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist)


$56,900.00 - $86,514.00 Annually


Dauphin County, PA

Job Type

Non-Civil Service Permanent Full-time

Job Number



Game Commission


GC Strtgc Cmncs and Outrch Div

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/24/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code


Position Number



Non Union

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Bureau / Division Code


Bureau / Division

GC Strtgc Cmncs and Outrch Div

Worksite Address

2001 Elmerton Avenue


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Zip Code


Contact Name

Julie Toth

Contact Phone


Contact Email

  • Description

  • Benefits

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Are you a strong writer who prefers a diverse task list, works well under tight deadlines, welcomes high expectations of work output, and has an interest in wildlife, hunting, and conservation? Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Marketing and Strategic Communications as our newest Communications Coordinator (Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist). If you are a creative, detail-oriented team player, bring your ambition and positive attitude to our team!


This Communications Coordinator position assists our Marketing and Strategic Communications team with producing written content for communications and marketing efforts. This includes communications plans, website copy, social media, newsletters, email blasts, brochures, annual reports, outreach events, and more! You will also have the opportunity to serve as a communications liaison between the Game Commission’s six regions and bureaus, regularly communicate with select outreach networks, and assist in reporting on agency-related events and activities as well as planning press conferences and other outreach events.

Staying up to date on industry trends is essential for this role to assist with developing, implementing, and evaluating communications strategies designed to advance agency’s strategic goals, news, and initiatives, as well as making recommendations for future projects. Do not miss this opportunity to communicate the importance of the Game Commission’s innovative and proactive stewardship of wildlife and their habitats with the Commonwealth and the world!

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment

  • Work hours are 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 45-minute lunch.

  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Two years of professional experience in the development and implementation of conservation education programs; and a bachelor’s degree with course work in wildlife management, journalism, communications, or a closely related field;or

  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

    Additional Requirements:

  • This position requires some weekend and overnight travel.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

    Preferred Qualifications (not required):

  • Seasoned professional with quality experience in the communications or public relations fields.

  • Strong writer with creative and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Superior time management and organizational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Knowledge and passion for hunting, wildlife conservation and/or the outdoors highly desired.

  • Works well in both independent and team settings.

  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop and able to produce visually compelling documents and presentations.

  • Attends trainings to improve job skills and stay current on communications and marketing trends.

  • Able to handle multiple tasks at once.

  • Traverse rough terrain in all weather conditions.

    How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.

  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at .

    Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

    If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

    The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks

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*Eligibility rules apply.


How many years of full-time professional experience in the development and implementation of conservation education programs do you possess?

  • 2 years or more

  • 1 but less than 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

  • None


    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.


    How much graduate coursework have you completed in conservation education or a closely related field?

If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.

If your education was acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visit click on Other Information.

  • 30 credits or more

  • Less than 30 credits

  • None


    Preferred Qualification:Do you have experience in the communications or public relations fields?

  • Yes

  • No


    Preferred Qualification:Do you possess creative writing experience?

  • Yes

  • No


    Preferred Qualification:Do you have an interest or relevant experience with hunting, wildlife conservation or the outdoors?

  • Yes

  • No


    Preferred Qualification:Have you worked with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop?

  • Yes

  • No


    Preferred Qualification:If you answered yes to the question above, are you able to produce visually compelling documents and presentations?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


613 North Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120