Sunday, November 30, 2014

Darke County Parks Job Posting

Darke County Parks is seeking a full time Naturalist / Outdoor Educator. Goals of the Park District are centered on the conservation and preservation of natural and cultural areas in Darke County to be used for educational programs for a wide variety of audiences including schools, youth groups and the general public. Duties include participation in the full range of tasks associated with natural-history programming and interpretation, maintenance and operation of a Nature Education Center and parklands within the mission statement and consistent with the strategic plan of the Park District.

This is a full time position. Candidate must be flexible to work weekends, evenings, periodic Holidays, long hours of work in a wide range of weather conditions. All assigned duties are under the direct supervision of the Chief Naturalist.

Requirements for the position include: Minimum Associate’s Degree in Natural Sciences, Outdoor, Environmental Education/Interpretation, or a related field with additional programming experience desired. Four-year degree preferred. Natural program development and presentation experience is strongly desired. Successful candidate must possess competent speaking, organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal relationship skills. Candidate must possess adequate computer skills including software applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel; additional software experience with InDesign, and Dreamweaver highly desirable.

Candidate must possess a valid and current Ohio Driver’s license.

Successful Candidate must pass a criminal background check.

Candidate must be willing to submit to a drug test as requested.

Interested candidates should email cover letter, application and resume to: Applications and Job Description are available on the Park District Website Applications will not be accepted through the USPS mail service, Fed Ex or UPS. For questions, call 937.548.0165 and ask to speak to the Director.

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