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AmeriCorp 4-H Naturalist


Posted 12/30/2021
County Polk
Location GRANGER ,Iowa
Salary $4235


Description

As an AmeriCorps 4-H Naturalist with Polk County Conservation, you are a part of a statewide service network that brings exciting and educational experiences to Iowa Youth.  You will deliver high-level positive youth development activities to youth in  your community using research-based curriculums in STEM, Outdoor Recreation, and Environmental Education.  No matter what your passion area or background, your service WILL make a difference in a young person's life.  

 

To be considered for this exciting opportunity please send your cover letter and resume to patrice.petersen-keys@polkcountyiowa.gov Illustrative

Examples of Work:

  • Conducts environmental education and outdoor recreational programs for schools, youth groups, and the general public.
  • Assists with maintenance and construction of indoor and outdoor exhibits, including live animal displays.
  • Plans audience appropriate educational programs and activities related to natural resource management, conservation, ecology, recreation, cultural heritage, and other environmental topics.
  • Maintains records on programs.
  • Assists with development, coordination, and implementation of extended programs like camps.
  • Performs related duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of modern trends in conservation and environmental education.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of conservation, ecology, interpretation, and Iowa's natural heritage.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Experience teaching outdoor skills.
  • Ability to learn departmental software programs and related audio visual technology.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and irregular hours.
  • Ability to read, write, edit and communicate effectively in a variety of methods, including public speaking ad program delivery.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a good work ethic.
  • Ability to adapt in a very dynamic work setting.
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions and walk or stand for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with supervisors, other County employees, volunteers, and the general public using courtesy, patience and tact. 

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental education, interpretation, recreation, ecology, or related earth biological science.
  • Experience in development and presentation of environmental or interpretive programs
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background check
  • Pre-employment drug screening may be required.
  • Must have or obtain a valid driver's license and first aid certification.
  • Candidate must be 19 or older tp apply.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity please send your cover letter and resume to patrice.petersen-keys@polkcountyiowa.gov



Qualifications
Ability to pass pre-employment background check
Pre-employment drug screening may be required.
Must have or obtain a valid driver's license and first aid certification.
Candidate must be 19 or older tp

To Apply
EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO
patrice.petersen-keys@polkcountyiowa.gov



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