Part-time Park Naturalist

  • City of Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Mar 16, 2017
Part time Biology/Ecology Communication/Public Outreach Cultural Resources Environmental Impact Assessment Natural Resources Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

Performs responsible professional and specialized work fostering the appreciation of the natural resources in the city parks system. Work involves researching of human and natural history of each park and some planning and design functions. Work may involve operating a nature center. Work also involves giving talks, guiding tours, and conducting educational and interest programs.

Examples of Work

  • Performs necessary research of human and natural history of each park.  
  • Conducts educational nature programs outside the parks for schools, children's groups, garden clubs, retiree associations, and state and local conservation groups. 
  • Operates and maintains an interpretive nature center.  
  • Conducts tours for the public and presents interpretive talks.
  • Leads groups on walks to identify plants, animals, birds, fish and insects, and explains relationship of one to another. 
  • Designs exhibits, trail booklets and displays to depict natural history and resources of each park. 
  • Assists in botanical garden planting layout and design of boardwalks and nature trails. 

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in biological or natural sciences, conservation or a related field. 
    • Experience as a naturalist providing environmental education may be substituted for the required four years of education on a year-for-year basis.

Closing Date/Time:Wed. 03/29/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$13.25 Hourly