One of the major responsibilities of an organization is to provide a means of obtaining job satisfaction through growth opportunities and upward mobility. One method of providing information regarding growth opportunities is to offer opportunities for career development.
ODNR places a major emphasis on career opportunity and job satisfaction. Access to education to enhance career growth and keep pace with new technology and changes in the way work is done is key to the realization of an environmental ethic and the preservation of our natural and cultural heritage.
ODNR offers seminars and outside training, educational release time and tuition reimbursement to those employees interested in career development.
Seminars and Outside Training
All full-time and part-time permanent employees are eligible to attend seminars or outside training and to have seminar or training fees paid by their division/office and receive release time for attendance.
Educational Release Time
Release time with full pay may be granted to full-time permanent employees for a period not to exceed five (5) hours per week. This applies to class hours only and may not be used for thesis research and writing. If an employees appointment changes from full-time to part-time during the quarter/semester, release time will be terminated. Release time may be requested for courses at colleges, universities, high schools, career centers, etc. for courses related to the employees position and career track.
Tuition reimbursement is based on the availability of funding and is in addition to any program established at the state level or pursuant to collective bargaining agreements. To be eligible for the tuition reimbursement program, an applicant must be a full-time permanent employee.