Environmental Education Specialist (Seasonal)

  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania 534, White Haven, PA, USA
  • May 16, 2019
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

THE POSITION

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is seeking candidates with experience and/or education in environmental education, education, natural sciences, social sciences, or parks and recreation for an Environmental Education Specialist position at Hickory Run State Park Complex in White Haven, PA.  If you enjoy sharing your knowledge, connecting with people and groups, and working in the environmental field, then Hickory Run State Park Complex may have the job for you!   

IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID. 

  • Full-time, seasonal employment
  • Work hours vary: 37.5 hours/week - 7 day a week operation
  • Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and all shifts as required by Park Management

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

This position involves professional work in the development and presentation of environmental education, interpretation, and outdoor recreation programs and activities at Hickory Run State Park Complex.  Duties may include facilitating environmental and historical education and interpretive activities by conducting discovery learning activities, audiovisual presentations, teacher workshops, guided walks, and other environmental and historical learning programs; updating lesson plans; and working with local tourist promotion agencies, concessionaires, outfitters, and other partners to develop and advertise interpretive programs to introduce park visitors to the outdoors.  Other duties may include providing information to park visitors on park facilities, (activities, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, history, and environmental features) services, points of interest, and nearby State Parks; maintaining all environmental education and recreational equipment and supplies; and assisting with maintaining the parks' informational kiosks and other exhibits to include ensuring that environmental education information is up to date with Department, Bureau, and Regional philosophies and goals.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

  • Must meet PA residency requirement
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:   A bachelor's degree in environmental education, education, the natural sciences, social sciences, or parks and recreation; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Condition of Employment:  Willingness to work weekends and evenings. Willingness to wear a prescribed uniform.
  • Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application.
  • This posting requires submission of a resume with your application.  You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process.  You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.  All documents must be uploaded prior to the submission of your application.
  •  Must be able to perform essential job functions.

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$21.99 - $33.43 Hourly