GENERAL DESCRIPTION Develops, coordinates and presents environmental education and interpretive programs to the public.
Supervisor: Environmental Coordinator
TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops, plans, and conducts environmental education, informational and interpretative programs for the county school districts, special populations, senior groups, and general public.
- Maintains environmental education materials and equipment. Provides resource information, materials and equipment to teachers, youth and adult leaders, service groups, general public and other organizations.
- Plans and develops multi-media materials; informational brochures, displays, exhibits, flyers, news releases,newsletters to promote environmental education programming.
- Develops, plans and conducts summer youth programs.
- Provides training for student interns, volunteers, seasonal naturalists and other employees assigned to the environmental education program.
- Assist with scheduling of activities and events occurring in/on EE buildings and grounds.
- Assists with fundraising activities for EE projects.
- Assist with management, maintenance, and visitor services duties of EE buildings and grounds.
- Performs other job related activities as requested by Executive Director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Knowledge of natural history with ability to identify native plants and animals.
- Knowledge of general outdoor recreation skills such as canoeing, backpacking, orienteering, archery, hunting or hiking.
- Knowledge of management of one or more natural resources including fisheries, wildlife, forestry, agronomy, grasslands and aquatic ecosystems.
- Familiarity with conservation laws, principals and practices.
- Ability of prepare news releases, fliers, bulletin boards and other basic publicity.
- Ability to operate computers, audiovisual, photographic and other equipment necessary for program delivery.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from an accredited four year college with a bachelor’s degree in natural science or related field with three months of experience in development and presentation of environmental education or interpretive programs.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES Lift, carry, push and/or pull items weighing up to 50 pounds. Hear and speak to exchange information in person and on the telephone. See to read a variety of materials. Possess dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate tools and materials as needed to accomplish assigned tasks. Sitting for extended periods of time. Climb a stepstool/ladder to reach above shoulders for placement of materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
WORKING CONDITIONS A variety of work in indoor and outdoor settings, including exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
- See more at: mycountyparks.com and the Dickinson County Conservation Board Website
How to Apply
Submit an official Dickinson Job application, Coverletter and resume, and three references to:
2279 170th Street
Okoboji, IA 51355
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.