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Dickinson County Conservation Board

Okoboji ,  Iowa

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:

Bryanna Kuhlman

2279 170th Street

Okoboji, IA 51355

bkuhlman@co.dickinson.ia.us



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