Nature Center Coordinator

Shelby Township Michigan
Utica, Michigan, US
May 13, 2021
May 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The Human Resource Department is now accepting applications for the position of Nature Center Coordinator in the Department of Parks, Recreation, Maintenance, Nature Center, and Senior Center. Applications (with proof of education and experience) will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., May 17, 2021.

Job Summary: This position plans, organizes, coordinates, and conducts interpretive programs to promote the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center. Perform clerical and administrative support for the day-to-day operations to ascertain all aspects of the Nature Center are efficiently and effectively meeting the needs of the residents of the community.

Employment Status: Full-time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (80 hours)

Experience Required: Minimum of (2) two years work experience in education or a Science or Nature related field.

Minimum Education Requirements: Possession of Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University with a major in Conservation, Biology, Wildlife, Natural Sciences, Ecology, or related field.

Direct Supervisor: Department Head, Assistant Department Head, and/or Employee of Higher Classification

Supervisory Responsibility: Yes

People Supervised: Direct (0), Indirect (+/- 10) Supervise and/or train employees and volunteers in the same classification or lower depending on the task.

Physical Requirements: Physically mobile, walk, crawl, climb, and maneuver where physical mobility is required to complete the duties of the job. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 30-35 pounds. Visual and hearing acuity.

Primary Work Location: Indoor public building and outdoor park setting.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities An employee in this class must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities upon application:

  • Relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Care and maintenance of live specimens.
  • Principles and practices of resource management, biology, ecology, geology, field conservation, wildlife and vegetation management.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • Procedures used in conducting field observations and monitoring programs.
  • Methods and techniques of research, analysis, and report preparation.
  • Principles and practices for providing a high level of customer service.

  • Speaking to others to convey information effectively. Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Active Listening
  • High level of creativity.
  • Critical Thinking. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Basic use of computers and computer programs currently utilized by the Township for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases based on an evaluation examination as established by the Commission.

  • Understand, interpret, and apply all relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Conduct research projects, evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations
  • Prepare and maintain clear and accurate reports, records, and other written materials.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
  • Train employees on correct procedures and policies set forth by the Township.
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.
  • Work in both indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Safely operate; vehicles, utility vehicles, hand tools, computer systems, audiovisual equipment, lab equipment, etc.

Class Title: Nature Center Coordinator
Department: Parks, Recreation and Maintenance: Nature Center
Status: Civil Service - Supervisory (80 hours)
Salary Range: $60,789 -$70,652

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