Nature Center Program Coordinator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Prepares, presents and promotes environmental education programs for schools, libraries, agencies and the general public. Develops brochures, program announcements, and graphic materials.
- Develops, implements and coordinates strategic planning for citywide environmental services program.
- Prepares and administers the annual program budget, writes and submits grant applications relative to Nature Center and environmental program administration.
- Attends related board and community meetings to promote environmental education and the City of West Palm Beach programs.
- Interacts on a daily basis with other City departments and outside agencies, the public and media relative to establishment and implementation of program objectives.
- Conducts interpretive nature walks, tours and outings, and answers the Center’s phone.
- Recruits and trains Center volunteers and interns.
- Performs light maintenance of the Center facility including cleaning and presentation equipment and accommodation setups.
- Knowledge and experience in Florida wetlands ecology.
- Knowledge of Florida natural plants and animals.
- Knowledge in environmental education to the public and schools.
- Knowledge in the development and implementation of environmental education programs.
- Knowledge of wetlands environmental programs.
- Skill in supervising, training, directing, and evaluating professional and technical volunteers and interns.
- Skill in completing complex, analytical assignments.
- Skill in analyzing problems accurately.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City departments and outside agencies.
- Ability to interact well with others.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to teach and interpret for a variety of audiences.
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Biology, Ecology, Natural Science or a closely related field, and three (3) years experience in an environmental oriented setting, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air breaks and “P” endorsement is required.
Last Revision date: January 2003