Requisition No: 43277
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II- SES – 37020557
Position Number: 37020557
Salary: $30,622.02 – $99,519.26
Posting Closing Date: 09/11/2018
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Position Number 37020557
Pending reclassification to an Environmental Specialist III-SES
This Education Coordinator position has the overall responsibility of the development and implementation of the environmental education programs within the GTM NERR, which requires utilizing environmental concepts.
The Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of environmental education programs at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) in accordance with state and federal policies of the Department of Environmental Protection and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
This position supervises Education staff (Volunteer Coordinator, and Environmental Educators).
Develops environmental education materials and expanded environmental programming for the Reserve’s education program.
Prepares written reports, work plans, grants, budgets, brochures and articles for newsletters and other publications.
Oversees environmental education exhibits, including maintenance and updates of digital interactive displays, for the facilities at GTMNERR.
Coordinates schedule for education staff and volunteers to operate front desk and exhibit hall during open hours.
Organizes, coordinates and conducts a variety of educational programs, workshops, classes and trainings at the GTMNERR for all audience groups.
Prepares education program work plans, budget, and staffing recommendations for the Reserve Manager.
Represents the interests of the GTMNERR and GTMNERR Education Programs at national NERRS meetings, workgroups, and committees.
Serves as a liaison in coordinating Reserve programs and events with other environmental education programs and the Friends of the GTM Reserve.
Represents the Reserve at meetings, conferences or other off-site events.
Performs related work as required in assisting the Reserve Manager in the implementation of Reserve programs.
Meet the requirements of DEP underwater operations manual.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Use scientific methods to solve problems; communicate effectively with others verbally & in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience.
Knowledge of plants and animals including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment; deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner; efficiently plan, organize and coordinate educational programs and other work assignments; work outdoors under uncomfortable environmental conditions for extended periods of time; work irregular hours including weekends and evenings.
Ability to maintain and update digital interactive technology.
Knowledge of basic first aid and safety procedures; principles and techniques used to develop and deliver effective environmental education programs.
Other job-related requirements for this position:
4-year degree in Natural Sciences, pass a background check and must maintain a valid driver’s license
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville