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Park Naturalist

City of Long Beach
East Long Beach, California, US
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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Academic / Research, Government
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time


$2,112.00 - $2,868.08 Biweekly


City of Long Beach, CA

Job Type

Classified - Full-Time, Permanent

Job Number



Parks, Recreation & Marine - (CL)

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/21/2024 4:30 PM Pacific

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Accepting online applications beginning May 24, 2024 through 4:30 p.m., June 21, 2024.


Currently there is one (1) vacancy in the Community Recreation Services Bureau. This position is required to work nights, holidays, weekends, including Saturday and Sunday (Work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday). Will be required to serve as back up support and work special events. Must be willing to work in an outdoor environment.


Under general supervision, plans, organizes, develops, and provides environmental and historical education and activity programs to the public and schools; maintains, preserves, and restores the natural and historical environments at the City's Nature Center and El Dorado Regional Park; develops and implements programs to promote interest in the study and appreciation of nature, and conservation. leads educational walks on the Nature Center trails; plans and prepares permanent and temporary exhibits; delivers lectures and arranges for guest lectures; supervises and trains volunteers and staff; writes education and promotional materials, including publicity releases, articles, brochures, manuals, and other related written materials for publication; performs and assists in the preservation, and maintenance of the nature center facilities and regional park; maintains records and prepares activity reports; develops program budgets and monitors expenditures; reconcile accounts and makes deposits; research history and preservation, conservation and natural resources; researches grant availability and develops funding proposals; assists with research, design, acquisition, and development of open space areas; monitors grants and revenue generating activities; performs other related duties as required.


Candidates MUST meet both A and B requirements:

* Graduation with a four-year degree in the Natural Sciences, Outdoor Recreation or a related field with specific coursework in botany, biology, zoology, wildlife management, forestry, conservation and education (proof required)*.


* One year of experience in the operation and development of a nature center, nature museum, park, forest or outdoor recreation area.


Experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

* Proof of required documents, such as degree or transcripts, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristics on the form. Degrees must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate a field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge of recreational programs, services, facilities and equipment.
* Supervise and train staff and volunteers, assist in planning activities;
* Ability to maintain program activities and prepare and direct interpretive educational programs;
* Ability to deal effectively with the public, follow directions, and effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
* Ability to effectively operate personal computers.
* Ability to work with a diverse community.
* Ability to work in outdoor environment.
* Ability to serve as a backup and perform duties assigned to subordinate classifications when deemed necessary to continue operations.

A valid driver's license and a current DMV record must be submitted to the hiring department at the time of selection.

Willingness to work an irregular schedule including nights, holidays and weekends as needed.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Southeast Asian) skills are desirable for some positions; plant restoration experience and/or certification; certification from the National Association of Interpretation.



Application and Supplemental Application......................................................Qualifying

Screening of applicants will be conducted on the basis of application and required supplemental application submitted. This selection procedure will be conducted using a continuous non-competitive process, which means applications are evaluated solely on training, experience, education, or certification. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list. Applicants receiving Veteran's Credit will be placed on the eligible list first and then in the order in which applications were filed. This is a continuous eligible list, which means eligible lists may be established periodically and may expire six months from their effective date. Applicants may apply only once during a four-month period. Applications received by June 07, 2024, will be placed on Test #01 established eligible list.

If you have not received notification within two weeks of filing, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.


The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

The City of Long Beach will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the City of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer, and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public. This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For the hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

J.O.B. H17NN-24 SR:PN CSC 05/22/2024

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