Natural Resource Specialist Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Dynamic USPTA Tennis Instructor fostering environment that encourages fair play and good sportsmanship. Determined and focused with skills in player development, team building, and tennis game play strategies. Seeking assistant tennis coaching role with the Muscatine High School who appreciates dedication and determination.

  • Current USPTA Professional Tennis Instructor
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR with AED and First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogen Instructor
  • Current GRTA Muscatine's T. Beckley Junior Tennis Open Tournament Director and Organizer
  • Current NTRP 4.0 USTA Adult Tennis Player
  • Current US Center for SafeSport Certified
  • Excellent evaluating tennis player skills and abilities
  • Responsible and Positive person
  • Team player and works well with others
  • Observant and aware and able to identify potential issues others may be having
  • Extensive experience as a HS and College Basketball & Softball player
  • Able to enforce rules and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Personable and friendly
Education and Training
University of WI-Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI, Expected in 05/1995 Bachelor of Science : Resource Management-Environmental Communication - GPA :
Department Of Agriculture - Natural Resource Specialist
Weiser, ID, 06/1994 - Current

• IA DNR Grade 1 Water Operator for 5 USACE Iowa Recreation Areas.

Maintain and prioritize maintenance list to keep all staff informed on O&M needs, improvements, and park maintenance status
• Develop work plans, delegate tasks, purchase materials, and provide direction to field ranger staff
• Track Park Data Book entries to ensure project improvements are recorded for future reference.
• Acquire qualified herbicide contractor and completed paperwork required for 5 recreation areas per the agency regulations.
• Collect & provide facilities data for annual updates and enter Interpretive, Special Events, PSAs.
• Manage USACE sign program

• Work closely with MRP foresters, maintenance foreman, & supervisors to strategize & implement sound natural resource practices to ensure both short and long range recreation and budgetary objectives are considered.
• Recommend & assist foresters & shoreline ranger with tree plantings
• Assist Real Estate Office utilizing my citation authority
• Patrol parks by foot, vehicle, and boat providing necessary safety and support to MRP and our customers
• Updated the Flood Event Action Plan to ensure all MRP staff, new or seasoned, know what to do in the event of a flood
• Provided training and direction to summer ranger staff to present numerous L/D#16 tours to help tell the Corps story
• Contribute articles regularly to the ATR, submit News Releases on park happenings to the media, present programs, and utilize email effectively to communicate with the MRPO and external stakeholders and contractors.

• Coordinate AmeriCorps volunteers for park work, secured safe lodging during severe weather, procured necessary tools & materials for volunteers to complete the job, provided safety plans & JHA review for volunteers.
• Successfully secure, train, & direct work plans for our Long-Term Volunteers
• Request approval and make proper GPC purchases, generate PR&C’s in CEFMS, prepare Visa Statements all on time and per SOP, maintain fee collection authority thru mandatory training
• Continually meet 100% accountability for USACE Property items
• Oversee all the field station programs & recreation area facilities & report concerns, make recommendations, budget needs to supervisors. Provide preparation data for planning of O&M projects.
• Lead by example using advance planning, evaluation of priority of work & consistent project policy to support mission and demonstrate the importance of teamwork
• Seek input from supervisor on suggested changes to SOP or amenities, such as volleyball posts/nets in parks at recreation areas, to ensure full consideration for budget, manpower, contracting, ADA standards, safety, & security, have been fully addressed.
• Write work schedules per SOP with staff status and safety considerations in mind
• Secured, trained, and supervised returning temporary Pathways ranger and 2 new temporary Pathways rangers
• Manage and supervise/lead personnel at the field station level and provide assistance to Supervisory NRS

• Volunteered & became an American Heart Association, Basic Life Support (CPR/with AED, Heartsaver 1st Aid) Instructor
• Assess Flood Risk Mgmt needs for person/ property safety, adhere to SOP, monitor river levels, review flood prep plans & update as necessary, inventory cleanup needs & budget requirements to safely open areas, report status.
• Lead timely staff and safety meetings throughout the recreation season and year to include impromptu tailgate safety sessions, to address any concerns and issues that came up during the previous week and to address potential hazards and topics in the future and document them for reference

Self-Employed - USPTA Tennis Instructor
City, STATE, 05/2014 - Current
  • Prepared age appropriate lesson plans for group and private tennis lessons.
  • Taught basic knowledge of tennis to include parts of the court, grips, stances, groundstrokes and more.
  • Ran footwork, groundstroke, volley, overheads, specialty shot, and serving drills, along with dynamic warm up and fitness circuits to improve athletes' coordination and skills.
  • Guided athletes through the mental aspects of tennis, sportsmanship, Golden Rule of Tennis, emotional control, tennis strategy, and respect for their opponent and equipment.
  • Properly handled difficult situations such as the athlete being scared to compete for their first time by preparing them not only skill wise, but the knowledge of the game wise; to include parts of the court, scoring, tennis etiquette, and the importance of fair line calling.
  • Provided first aid for player injuries and provided the athlete skills to handle these situations in the most positive way.
  • Communicated the tennis teaching schedule effectively with parents and fellow athletes via email, text messages and face-to-face interactions in a timely manner.
  • Encouraged athletes, parents, and Great River Tennis Association Volunteers to engage in good sportsmanship and proper tennis etiquette with competitors on and off the court.
  • Applied USTA's Net Generation evaluation techniques and personal knowledge to assess athletes skills and abilities to determine if they are ready to start competing in tennis tournaments.
  • Checked equipment and monitored common areas to ensure neatness, organization and proper upkeep while remaining vigilant on safety.
  • Maintained safety of training, individual exercises, and equipment usage to avoid sports injuries and damage to facility.
  • Observed culture of good sportsmanship, cooperation and responsibility among athletes and parents.
  • Encouraged athletes to be stronger, more agile athletes and more successful competitors through focus, effective training, and proper nutrition.
Impact Athletic Performance - Volunteer Substitute Fitness Coach
City, STATE, 08/2019 - 10/2019
  • Coached Impact Athletic Performance Sports Mobility and Impact Performance classes.
  • Ensured understanding of the programming prior to each class that enabled students to develop the body awareness needed to properly execute the movements and exercises efficiently and safely, thereby meeting the goals of each movement.
  • Provided thorough instruction on safe and correct equipment and exercise tools used.
  • Managed exercise and classroom areas with close observation of member behaviors.
  • Promoted member loyalty and engagement with friendly and open style.
  • Guided clients through safe exercise and workouts modified to match fitness levels, medical considerations, and individualized physical limitations.
  • Maintained a neat and organized exercise room and put equipment away and sanitized after each class.
  • Demonstrated each exercise and assisted clients with performing them correctly by providing verbal and tactile feedback.
Additional Information

I have extensive experience in working as a team and getting things done. In addition to my previous college and job experiences already mentioned; I sit on three Boards. Two of them are tennis related.

I'm on the USTA Iowa District Tennis Association Executive Board as well as the Great River Tennis Association Board. Both organizations help grow the sport of tennis and promote sportsmanship as well as competitive play. The third board I sit on is the Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation, which raises funds to distribute to local conservation organizations.

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School Attended
  • University of WI-Stevens Point
Job Titles Held:
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • USPTA Tennis Instructor
  • Volunteer Substitute Fitness Coach
  • Bachelor of Science

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