[seasonal, part-time] Beach Naturalist, City of Edmonds

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Put your environmental education skills to work in the parks and beaches of beautiful Edmonds! We’re looking for two Ranger – Naturalists to complete our team for the 2019 season. Work part time Mid-March through Labor Day. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/edmondswa

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator, Ranger Naturalists primarily promote marine conservation by interpreting marine ecology in classrooms and in parks, emphasizing awareness and protection of, and appreciation for the marine environment and the Puget Sound watershed. Some interpretive work also occurs in a forest setting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops, prepares, and conducts presentations for children (Pre-K – 8th grade) and adults about marine life in Edmonds parks
  • Conducts programs in classrooms and in parks.
  • Provides information to the public about the environment of Edmonds city parks and beaches, marine sanctuary rules, and other regulations.
  • Works indoors and outdoors, in various environments and weather conditions
  • Assists with development and presentation of other interpretive programs, camps & special events as needed. Must be able to plan and lead a 5-hour day camp program.
  • Assists with training and mentoring staff and volunteers.
  • Assists with training of volunteers.
  • Works indoors and outdoors, in various environments and weather conditions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A combination of formal education and experience that demonstrates the following:

  • Knowledge of the Puget Sound marine environment, particularly intertidal invertebrates.
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest forest ecology.
  • Experience in outdoor educational or interpretive programs, particularly with children.
  • Organizational and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to exercise initiative in program development.
  • Ability to be assertive in situations involving park regulations and marine sanctuary rules.

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