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Naturalist


Posted 10/15/2020
County Wapello
Location Bloomfield ,Iowa
Salary $37,000 to $42,000 (dependent on experience) with full county benefits and uniform allowance
Deadline 11/13/2020


Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

· Develop, plan and conduct creative and educational programs for county schools, senior groups, youth groups, civic groups, special populations, teachers and the public within local, state and national standards.

· Develops multi-media marketing materials such as: informational brochures, flyers, posters, news releases, monthly newsletters, radio programs and educational videos.

· Assist with operation, maintenance and staffing of the nature center, rental facilities and programs.

·  Assist with maintenance and construction of indoor and outdoor exhibits – including coordinating the booking, transfer, set-up and tear down of travelling displays.

·  Maintains the Conservation Board website, Facebook page, My County Parks page, YouTube channel, and other online accounts.

·  Fluent in basic computer programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, InDesign, etc.)

· The work week is a non-typical 40 hour week that may include nights and weekends.

· Serves on the Wapello County Trails Committee.

· Acquires necessary permits to keep live and preserved specimens of animals; knowledge of the ability to provide proper care of live animals for educational purposes. Responsible for keeping small live animal area clean and organized.

· Assists with special projects, management and maintenance techniques within Conservation board Areas

· Researches sources and applies for grants and aid to assist the environmental education program for the Conservation Board.

· Performs other duties as needed and required.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental education, interpretation, natural resources, biology or a related field with at least one year experience working in education or a related field.

Requires knowledge of basic identification and natural history of native plants and animals, ecological principles, environmental organizations and agencies, land management among others.

Valid Iowa driver’s license.

NASP Certification, ACA Certification, CPR/First Aid Certification, Class D Chauffer’s License or ability to gain these within the first year of employment. Applicants for employment must successfully pass background check prior to employment.

Find more information: Contact the Wapello County Conservation Board at 641-682-3091



Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental education, interpretation, natural resources, biology or a related field with at least one year experience working in education or a related field.

To Apply
Send Cover Letter, Resume, and Three (3) References to:
Rick Tebbs; Director – rtebbs@wapellocounty.org
Or
1339 Highway 63
Bloomfield, IA 52537

Application Deadline: November 13, 2020


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