Conservation Education Specialist Position, Monroe NC, Deadline Dec. 9

Under general supervision, provides public information and educational outreach to build environmental awareness and encourage natural resource conservation. Develops lesson plans for educational programs, and outreach activities.  Works with schools and youth groups to encourage participation in contests and activities sponsored by the District. Coordinates office communication, outreach events and publicity. Serves as first point of contact for citizens who contact or visit the District office, and assists with their information needs. Also provides administrative support for the District Manager and Board of Supervisors. Employee must exercise considerable creativity, initiative and good judgment. Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with teachers, students, community leaders, the public, and representatives of outside agencies and organizations. Must be able to write effectively and present information clearly and appropriately to a variety of target audiences. Reports to the District Manager.

Salary

$35,145.00 – $52,717.00 Annually $16.90 – $25.34 Hourly 

Location

Monroe, NC 

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Department

Cooperative Extension

Job Number

496006

Closing

12/9/2016 11:00 PM Eastern

Essential Functions

  • Greets and assists the general public in person, by telephone and electronically. Provides information about the District and conservation practices, as well as about available technical assistance and grants.
  • Researches information from USDA-NRCS, NCDA and various supporting agencies to develop lesson plans, materials and narratives for educational programs and outreach. Upon request, presents conservation lessons to students and other groups in classrooms, libraries, parks or other settings.
  • Promotes and facilitates District-sponsored conservation activities and contests.
  • Establishes ties with school personnel and youth group leaders; coordinates with those adults to maximize involvement by students in conservation activities and educational opportunities.
  • Seeks opportunities for partnerships with mission-related organizations such as Cooperative Extension, FFA.
  • Coordinates office outreach and communications. Handles logistics for District events.
  • Using a variety of media, publicizes the work of the District, conservation practices and grant opportunities to target groups and the general public.
  • Serves on the Southern Piedmont Envirothon Board, working with other members to ensure the success of the Envirothon.
  • Creates displays and participates in community events to raise public awareness about the work of the District.
  • Provides administrative support to the District Manager and Board of Supervisors; tasks include but are not limited to preparing meeting agendas, taking minutes, assisting with grant administration, record-keeping and reports.
  • Handles rental of the no-till drill.
  • Provides support to the District Manager in achieving the annual plan of work.
 ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs other duties assigned.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental education or a related field of study and two years of experience in natural resource conservation or outdoor education; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Special Requirements

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

 

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