>===== Original Message From Amy Ford <rangeramy@...> =====
I am excited to announce a rare opportunity to join a team of
professional Environmental Educators at the Desert Outdoor Center at
Lake Pleasant; a Maricopa County Park. This is a permanent, full-time
position with excellent benefits. Please feel free to pass on to
interested colleagues. For more info on this position or to fill out
an online application, go to:
and click on 'Employment' in the left-hand column.
See job description below.
Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
MARKET RANGE TITLE: Educator
DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation
LOCATION: The Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant is a Maricopa
County Park located in Peoria, Arizona, approximately 30 miles north
of Phoenix. Environmental education is the facility's primary focus.
The Center's programs reach approximately 20,000 schoolchildren per
PURPOSE STATEMENT: The purpose of the position is to provide
interpretive/educational guidance to park visitors.
PRIMARY DUTIES OF THE POSITION:
This job may include the following job duties and is not an
all-inclusive list of all job duties that may be required. Employees
will be required to perform other related duties as assigned.
Plans, implements, schedules, and leads educational programs,
including events, displays, classes, lectures, campfire talks, hikes,
rides, tours, and outreach presentations: 60%
Plans, designs, constructs, sets up display and interpretive
materials, maintains and demonstrates display animals and plants: 10%
Develops and monitors supply and equipment needs and budget: 2%
Enlists, trains, schedules, and supervises other staff and volunteers: 3%
Conducts research, keeps accurate records and provides various reports: 10%
Obtains interpretive and resource information for use in creating
brochures, articles, audio-visual, newsletters, and displays: 5%
Answers questions about and interprets park features, geography,
flora, fauna, and geology. Upholds park rules, safety activities, and
A. Supervision Received: Under general supervision of a Park
Supervisor performs the duties of Park Educator. Requires independent
decision-making and self-direction.
Standards and objectives are set by management policies and guidelines.
B. Supervision Exercised: May supervise newly hired Park Educators
and provide guidance in conducting original training programs.
Coordinates the activities of park hosts and other volunteers.
A. Internal: Works daily with Park Supervisors, MCSO Trails Division
and maintenance personnel.
B. External: Is a focal point of customer contact at the parks,
both in interpretive education as well as information regarding park
regulations and safety.
A. Minimum education and/or experience: The minimum level of
education and experience to qualify for this position is a Bachelor's
Degree in a Biological Science field (Natural Resources, Education, or
closely related field). An equivalent combination of education and
years of experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and
abilities, may be substituted.
B. Preferred education and/or experience: Ideal candidate will
possess experience and education in natural sciences, natural
resources management, plus experience in employee and volunteer
supervision and budget planning. Computer graphics experience,
experience with audiovisual equipment, some experience handling wild
animals, and experience in a camp setting is helpful.
C. Preferred education and/or experience: Preference may be given to
candidates with experience in desk top publishing programs or
D. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The ideal candidate will possess
significant experience and education in natural sciences, natural
resources management, plus experience in volunteer supervision and
some budget planning. The position requires a thorough knowledge of
the theories, principles and techniques of education; knowledge of the
scientific subject matter covered by the program; strong written
communication, presentation, organizational, time management and
interpersonal skills; computer skills necessary to produce
newsletters, brochures, teaching aids and other miscellaneous
documents; ability to provide work direction and motivate
subordinates; ability to teach people of all age groups. Must
demonstrate proficiency with MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
E. Specialized training, certifications, or other special
requirements: Must have a valid Arizona Drivers License at time of
hire. CPR/First Aid Certification at time of hire or within 6 months
of hire. A thorough background check and fingerprinting are required
once an offer has been extended and prior to placement.
F. Preferred special requirements: Preference may be given to
candidates who are Certified Parks and Recreation Professionals (CPRP)
G. Special working conditions: This position may require working
nights, weekends and holidays.
Applications are only available through the Maricopa County eRecruit
Your completed online application
must be submitted prior to midnight on the identified recruitment
closing date, if any. You must have a valid e-mail address to submit
your application or check the status of your application online.
If you need assistance completing your application or assistance
accessing Maricopa County eRecruit, please visit the Human Resources
Department, located in Suite 200 of the County Administration
Building, 301 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85003-2145.
Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by a recruitment
analyst. To review the status of your applications or recruitment
actions, please return to the eRecruit system and log in with your
e-mail address and password. You may then click the link View
Application Status." It is the policy of Maricopa County not to
discriminate in employment or the provision of services. Maricopa
County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Rich Glinski, Supervisor 602-372-7470 x.206 or
Mansel A. Nelson
Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
PO Box 5768
Northern Arizona University Peterson Hall
Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 22, Room 208
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb