Position Summary: Heal the Bay is looking for a part-time community educator to support our Science, Policy & Outreach Department. The position will primarily focus on educating the shoreline angling community and general public on health risks associated with consuming fish caught in L.A. and Orange Counties. The principal method of outreach will be interviewing anglers in multiple languages. In addition to interviewing anglers, Outreach Associates will disseminate appropriate literature (health advisories, fish catch limits, etc.) to anglers and the public. The outreach will be conducted at eight local piers from Santa Monica Pier to Seal Beach Pier.
Heal the Bay will train team members on fish identification; fishing regulations and health advisories for Southern California; and the DDT and PCB contamination history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is a great opportunity for college level students or concerned members of the community to get involved and make a difference.
Essential Job Functions Include:
- Educate the angler community and the general public regarding:
- Risks of eating DDT, PCB, and mercury contaminated fish;
- Proper techniques for cleaning & cooking fish that minimize contamination risks;
- Bag and size limits for fish commonly caught;
- Issues facing the Santa Monica Bay (e.g., trash, climate change, Marine Protected Areas)
- Handing out informational materials and filling out data tracking forms;
- Data entry into Excel database;
- 20% time may be spent supporting Heal the Bay's other outreach efforts such as: attending tabling events, supporting cleanups, giving presentations, and more.
- Strong interpersonal skills-must love community;
- Highly culturally competent;
- Excellent verbal skills;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Interest in environmental health or marine science issues;
- Appreciation for fishing a plus!
- Bilingual, with preference for Spanish and Asian languages (Tagalog, Chinese or Vietnamese).
Compensation: $16-19/hour based on experience.
Schedule: This position is a part-time (12 hours/week average) hourly position. Weekend and evening hours are required. The majority of the work takes place Friday-Sunday. Start date is as soon as possible.
Benefits: In accordance with California Labor Law, employee will be eligible to receive up to 72 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year, after completing 90 days of employment.
Physical Demands: The employee is occasionally asked to reach with hands and arms; the employee is regularly asked to be in outside coastal environment, talk or hear and transport themselves to local piers.
How to apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to?Frankie Orrala?(he/him), Angler Outreach Program Manager. Please use the phrase "Angler Outreach Associate" in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022
Heal the Bay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.?All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, genetics, disability, age, family planning, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County.
Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the hiring process. Once a conditional job offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking.