Edmonds, WA Edmonds, WA, USA
Dec 18, 2019Full time
Description Apply to join our Ranger Team for the 2020 Season! Put your naturalist and education skills to work in the parks and beaches of beautiful Edmonds. Our dedicated team of Ranger-Naturalists provides interpretive and environmental education to our citizens, our school-age children, and visitors to our parks and beaches. This position is open until filled with a first review on 1/31/2020 at 4:30 PM. The position may be closed at any time qualified candidates are selected following the first review date. KEY POINTS 2019 wages are listed, 2020 wages are pending council approval. Employment begins mid-March and lasts through Labor Day: 5-20 hours per week, variable schedule including weekends. A completed "Supplemental Questionnaire" must also be submitted with your application. Examples of Duties 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 – 6th 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 help plan and lead a 5-hour day camp program. Assists with training and mentoring staff and volunteers. Works indoors and outdoors, in various environments and weather conditions. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of formal education and experience that demonstrates the following: Knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology. Knowledge of Puget Sound marine environment a plus (some training will be provided) Experience in outdoor educational or interpretive programs, particularly with children. Organizational and teamwork skills. Experience managing groups of children. Ability to be assertive in situations involving park regulations and marine sanctuary rules. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid First Aid/CPR certification (or obtained by April 1, 2020). Valid Washington State Driver's License (driving record abstract not required). Note that a personal vehicle is required for travel to teaching locations. Must be able to pass a background check. Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor including beach and forest environments. PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Walking over rough or uneven surfaces, and up and down hills. Bending and stooping. Hearing and speaking to exchange information. Seeing to observe and identify walking hazards and marine / forest species and habitats. HAZARDS: Exposure to inclement weather conditions, jellyfish stings, dogs. Exposure to upset and sometimes angry people/citizens. For additional ADA information, please contact the HR Department. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !