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Park Naturalist - Seasonal

Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, US
Closing date
Aug 16, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
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The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, Natural and Historical Resources Division, is currently seeking Seasonal/Intermittent applicants to fill positions at Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton, Maryland.
Examples of Important Duties
Candidate will provide interpretive and educational programs in natural history to various groups such as schools, scouts, general public and summer youth campers. Conducts research in various subject matters and upon approval of senior naturalist staff will present the program with the use of various naturalist props. Respond to visitor, telephone, and staff inquiries concerning natural history and conservation matters. Greets visitors, provides interpretive program information, promotes positive public relations for the nature center programs and encourages public appreciation for the natural environment. Experience working with and care of captive live animals (birds, reptiles, mammals, invertebrates) preferred. This is a part-time 20-30 hours/week, year round position. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. This position pays at a rate of $15.00/hr to $20.00/hr.
Minimum Qualifications
College degree in appropriate field together with progressively responsible management supervisory, and administrative experience which is equal to the management and supervision of a major program or facility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the applicant's ability to direct and be responsible for a major program and/or facility under a minimum amount of supervision. Preferred Candidates will possess:BA/BS in Education or Science earned or in progressExperience working with children.Experience in creating and conducting environmental education lessonsMaryland natural history knowledgeWillingness to work outside.Superior communication skills; outgoing and friendlyOrganizational abilityTeam playerCPR/First Aid certificationBe able to pass a FBI and MD Background checkValid driver's license
Supplemental Information
This position does not provide benefits.A criminal background investigation will be completed prior to hire.Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions). The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.
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