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Naturalist


Posted 04/21/2017
County Dickinson
Location Okoboji ,Iowa
Salary $35,000 - $40,000 plus county benefits


Description

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:  DICKINSON COUNTY  

TITLE:  Naturalist                                                                                                       FLSA:  Nonexempt                                                                                                                               

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.



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.

To Apply
Submit an official Dickinson County job application, cover letter and resume, and three references:
Bryanna Kuhlman
2279 170th Street
Okoboji, IA 51355
Bkuhlman@co.dickinson.ia.us


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