Activity Liaison

Expected Dates
January 16, 2023 to January 12, 2024
National Conservation Training Center
Position ID
  • $675 / week living allowance (pre-tax)
  • $650 one time travel allowance (pre-tax)
  • Health insurance benefit eligible
  • Local candidates are preferred and all are welcome to apply

The NCTC Activities Liaison will be responsible for creating a continuous learning environment at NCTC by delivering interactive, recreational, and reflective activities that meet the diverse needs and interests of NCTC guests with the goal of complementing the classroom training and engaging guests throughout their stay at NCTC.  The expected outcomes will be the implementation of worthwhile experiences in networking, collaboration, team spirit, and health and wellness for guests with conservation backgrounds.  Activities will relate to conservation and supporting the mission of the FWS and NCTC. Local candidates preferred!

NCTC Staff Liaison

  • Act as liaison with NCTC staff and contractors
  • Coordinates with NCTC staff to understand the mission and goal of each branch and to gain understanding of the different areas of expertise available onsite;
  • Assume oversight of current ongoing activities with NCTC staff and partners on campus;
  • Brainstorm and develop new activities based on NCTC staff feedback; 
  • Identify activities which leverage staff expertise and activities that may require contracted expertise;
  • Acts as a representative for the Branch and Division for cross-divisional teams.

Outreach Management

  • Develops an outreach strategy for reaching guests/audiences prior to their arrival onsite
  • Creating and designing the online content for the FWS-NCTC Sharepoint; 
  • Oversee the process for:
    • Sharing activities in advance of guest arrival;
    • Sharing activities with guests onsite;
    • Guest sign-up;
    • Providing access to, and place to submit, required forms or waivers;
    • Sign-up confirmation;
    • Feedback mechanism.


  • Coordinates with SEM/TAB to create a calendar of activities appropriate to the audiences of the weekly onsite courses and events;
  • Identify wide variety of interactive, recreational, and reflective activities for guests;
  • Coordinates with appropriate NCTC experts to ensure activities meet their scheduling requirements and limitations;
  • Works with NCTC FO staff to ensure supplies and equipment are ordered, received and stored in time for planned activity;
  • Communicates and coordinates with supervisor and FO staff if activities require funding/contracted expertise;
  • Maintain a working relationship with the NCTC Friends Group;

Activity Implementation

  • Oversees the implementation of the activities onsite;
  • Acts as point of contact for special group requests;
  • Promotes networking unity and spirit through various recreational activities appropriate for NCTC guests with a high degree of enthusiasm;
  • Routinely monitors safety conditions and reports any unsafe conditions;
  • Insures positive public relations and a high-level of responsiveness to the participants.

Calendar and Records Management

  • Develop a working knowledge of the NCTC 2-year calendar;
  • Works with the supervisor to ensure that programs and policies are in accordance with those of the NCTC and FWS; 
  • Maintains various logs and records as assigned and required by the NCTC; 
  • Ensures all participant paperwork is complete and on file at site; 
  • Responsible for maintaining records of activity-related costs and purchases;
  • Notifies supervisor of any unusual situations involving injuries, accidents, or emergencies with participants or staff

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  • Shepherdstown, WV
  • NCTC is a conservation training center so the member will have access to all the courses onsite and will coordinate their interests with their supervisor.
  • The member will have the opportunity to participate in as many outdoor and indoor conservation related activities as they can help set up. Current activities in place include historical lectures/movies, archive tours, evening activities.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
degree minor or extensive experience
degree minor or extensive experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Recreation Management
degree minor or extensive experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Leadership Experience
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Volunteer Coordination
competent with supervision