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Naturalist - 20054434

Washington Court House, OH 43160
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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)mission is to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.Click the following link to learn more about theDivision of Parks and Watercraft - Deer Creek State Park

This is a part-time permanent position.

What youll do:

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, plan & conduct interpretive & recreational programs for the general public & special interest groups
  • Lead visitors on excursions into the park & other ODNR properties
  • Plan & coordinate special events (e.g., workshops, community festivals)
  • Coordinate volunteers related to educational programs
  • Perform public relations & marketing activities

Whats in it for you:

  • Ability to provide education about Ohios natural, historical & cultural heritage
  • Assist with interpretive and recreation programming atDeer Creek State Park
  • Represent the ODNR & the Division of Parks & Watercraft in public & professional settings
  • Be involved in untapped outreach potentialwith localdistrict parks, school districts & community groups

  • Enjoy the extensive benefits offered by the State of Ohio

Benefits To You:

  • Extensive benefits including medical, vision, dental and basic life insurance
  • Prescription coverage and wellness financial incentives are offered with medical coverage
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Paid time off with vacation, sick and personal leave accruals
  • At least a 14% employer contribution in to your OPERS pension plan
  • Pay increases pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code
  • Employee Tuition reimbursement programs

Official Position Description:

Researches, develops, plans & conducts interpretive & recreational programs (e.g., nature walks, night hikes, & presentations for general public/special interest groups, tours) about Ohios natural, historical & cultural heritage; conducts interpretive programs using live animals (e.g., reptiles, amphibians, insects); answers questions for public as related to interpretive programs & nature/visitor center; interprets park regulations & takes proper safety precautions to lead youths & adults on excursions into park; plans & coordinates special events (e.g., workshops, fall campouts); acts as coordinator for scout groups, schools & clubs with park projects (e.g., trail development, habitat improvement projects); teaches fishing, archery, & paddling classes (e.g., canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboard) according to approved division curriculum & with attention to laws & proper safety precautions; evaluates programs & makes/suggests changes as needed; operates state vehicle to travel from area to area of the park, district, & state to perform job duties (e.g., travel to programs, attend meetings &/or trainings, transports/trailers equipment); coordinates volunteers related to educational programs (e.g., recruits, trains, schedules, gives direction); may prepare grant proposals relative to education programs; purchases equipment & material & conducts inventory; tracks attendance for grant purposes; may assist in search & rescue, if needed.

Develops & maintains displays & exhibits for use in educational programs & nature/visitor center; organizes & prepares brochures, interpretive park signs, & promotional publications; develops outreach materials for the public, other staff & volunteers including outlines, fact sheets & surveys.

May be responsible for daily care of live animals used in programs (e.g., feed animals, keeps cages & equipment clean & in working order); complies with state & federal housing & care requirements; provides for the health & safety of animals; consults with veterinarian when necessary; ensures park compliance with Division of Wildlife permits; notifies supervisor of issues.

Performs public relations/marketing activities & assists with statewide events, exhibits & shows (e.g., boat shows, state fair, trade shows); responds to inquiries about programs; makes television & radio appearances promoting state parks & park activities; participates in events statewide (e.g., festivals & state fair).

Assists in maintaining trails (e.g., picks up litter, removes fallen debris, reports hazards); maintains nature center, office space (e.g., empties trash, vacuums); maintains equipment used in programming (e.g., makes minor repairs such as filters, light bulbs).

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Works outside exposed to weather, venomous reptiles, infectious animal bites or scratches & unpleasant odors

Completion of associate degree core coursework in natural sciences (e.g., biology, botany, zoology); valid drivers license.

-Or 18 mos. trg. or 18 mos. exp. in preparing &/or presenting educational materials concerning wildlife & plants; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in public relations; valid drivers license.

-Or 12 mos. exp. as Naturalist Aide, 22540; valid drivers license.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Posted: 2020-03-11 Expires: 2020-04-09
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