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Job Title: Naturalist
Opening Date/Time:   Tue. 07/21/15 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time:   Mon. 08/10/15 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $36,723.18/Year
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: McFarland Park 56461 180th Street, Ames, Iowa
Department: Conservation
Performs intermediate technical work developing, planning and conducting environmental education, informational, and interpretative programs and related written, audiovisual, and display materials for schools and teachers, youth and adult groups, service groups, general public and other community organizations and agencies, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator. Limited oversight is exercised over seasonal personnel.
Job 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.
Bachelor's degree with coursework in environmental education, conservation, or related field and moderate experience in environmental education, conservation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A cover letter and resume must accompany the online application.

 Physical & Environmental Characteristics:
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger,handle, or feel, pushing or pulling and lifting, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and tasting or smelling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to fumes or airborne particles; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).


















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