Performs a variety of tasks relating to heritage sites, trail maintenance and construction, wildlife management, and assisting with the preparation of management plans on County Park and open space lands.
Performs senior level natural resource related work under general supervision from an administrative or technical superior. Work includes carrying out administrative and technical duties, which may include supervisory responsibility, related to planning, directing and overseeing the offering and operation of a variety of natural resource educational and community programs and services related to land use, wildlife, ecology, or forestry matters. Such programs may be offered at the Robinson Nature Center, Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, or involve multiple sites around the County.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
This position may supervise contingent staff, interns and volunteers.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Associate Degree and 3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
PREFERRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Minimum of two-year college level course work in natural resource management, ecology, forestry, or other related field is preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
LANGUAGE SKILLS, MATHEMATICAL SKILLS AND REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:
Class C Maryland Driver's License or equivalent issued by state of residence.
Maryland Pesticide Applicator's Certificate in Forest, Public Health and Aquatics, or ability to obtain within six months.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Roadside Tree Care Expert Certificate, or ability to obtain within six months.
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