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Department of Parks and Recreation

5657 Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, Idaho


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Boating Safety Education Coordinator

P & R Program Training Coordinator

Department of Parks and Recreation

Open for Recruitment: January 11, 2018 - February 1, 2018
Announcement # 00975085132
Salary Range: $19.55/hr -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Coeur d'Alene

The Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation (IDPR) has an opening for a

Boating Safety Training Coordinator

Use your experience to plan, organize, develop and coordinate the statewide boat safety education program and to develop and implement instructor training. This position travels extensively throughout the state of Idaho providing training to marine law enforcement officers, boat safety instructors and the boating public. The Boat Safety Training Coordinator will be stationed at the North Region Office in Coeur d'Alene and reports directly to the Boating Program Supervisor in Boise.  

To learn more about the Department, as well as the outdoor recreation programs,
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  • Teaching Boat safety education classes;
  • Assisting with the development and coordination of boat safety education and marine law enforcement training programs;
  • Representing IDPR boating program at various governmental meetings and public outreach events;
  • Designing, developing and/or modifying curriculum and education materials;
  • Training and certifying instructors;
  • Promoting education opportunities with the public, schools, user groups, etc.; including developing promotional materials, marketing campaigns and using social media tools;
  • Collecting and analyzing statistical data, preparing records and reports, and operating specific recreational equipment prior to and during training exercises.
  • Experience: reviewing and revising instructional course content and materials; teaching classes in a structured learning situation; interpreting and communicating technical and specialized material into information usable by the public; researching, analyzing, and compiling information with facts and statistics.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Good knowledge of boating safety practices.
  • Some knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations/laws related to all types of recreational boating use.
This vacancy requires that the candidate pass the minimum qualifications #1 - #4 and the specialty areas #5 -#6 on the exam.


Education and Experience.
Scores are based on the narrative responses to the questions on the exam as verified by the work history, education and resume. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. Applicants who do not Apply Online will receive written notification.


Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. For a paper application, click on Forms at the top of the screen.

When completing your online application information, please select

  • Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation under "Agencies,"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift" and
  • Coeur D'Alene under "Cities."

When updating your online application information, be sure you complete all items in the Application Checklist. This includes:

  • Personal Information,
  • Education,
  • Work History,
  • Cities,
  • Agencies and
  • Job type.
Without all the above information your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

We are innovators in outdoor recreation, committed to excellent service and resource stewardship.  We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality.


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.