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Naturalist


Posted 07/29/2020
County Butler
Location Clarksville ,Iowa
Salary $38,000 - $45,000
Deadline 09/10/2020


Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned as needed by the Executive Director.  

  • Provide environmental education programs and activities for youth, school, community and public groups related to natural resource management, conservation, ecology, recreation, natural resource and cultural heritage and other environmental topics.  
  • Prepares various displays, exhibits, brochures, newsletters, media programs and other educational resource material.  
  • Performs public relation duties through interaction with visitors, telephone calls, websites development, social media material and the development of interpretive brochures and newsletters.  
  • Provides long term planning development through needs assessments and analysis.   Cleans and maintains areas within and around the Nature Center.  
  • Assistant in hiring, training and supervising of interpretive education interns and nature center aide staff.  
  • Will assist with developing a budget and policies related to the nature center and environmental education program.  
  • Will research and write grants to supplement the county conservation budget for various conservation related projects.  
  • Performs related duties as may occasionally be required such as trail maintenance/development, mowing of parks, checking campers and assisting with grant writing.  
  • Maintain all social media platforms and websites for Butler County Conservation Board.  
  • The workweek is non-typical, but generally 40 hours per week, occasionally up to 55 to 65 hours per week as needed. Required to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned.


Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in environmental education, interpretation, outdoor recreations, ecology or related earth or biological science degree and at least two years of experience in development and presentation of environmental or interpretive programs.

To Apply
Resumes and cover letters can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Butler County Conservation Board 27887 195th Street, Clarksville, IA 50619 to the attention of Mike Miner.

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