I. JOB SUMMARY
The purpose of this position is to assist the Environmental Education Coordinator with conducting programs, tours, and activities for school groups and other visitors; provide interpretation on South Texas flora and fauna and the World Birding Center site(s) to visitors (indoors and outdoors); assist with site interpreted field trips, special projects, or other duties as assigned by the Manager. Position requires work on the weekends, and some evenings.
II. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year Associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.
Requires over one (1) year up to and including three (3) years' experience in natural history interpretation, environmental education, wildlife, and/or environmental science.
III. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.
Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.
Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.
Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.
IV. SKILL ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Requires working knowledge of World Birding Center indoors and outdoors.
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.
Excellent communication skills.
Requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.
Requires regular interaction and exchange and receipt of information to/from the general public, event exhibitors, children, volunteers, supervisors and coworkers.
Performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices.
V. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.
Implement and conduct educational and skill-based programs on nature, the environment and wildlife; conduct nature, bird and butterfly tours; educate the public through public outreach programs and activities at local schools and hospitals; provide interpretation on nature, the environment and wildlife.
Provide support to staff for events and programs; care for live animals; answer questions from the public; produce program and event publications; advertise on social media, operate cash register, facilitate admissions and gift shop areas and submit required checklists and reports.
Other duties as assigned.
General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:
General office equipment
Scientific field testing equipment
VII. WORK CONDITIONS
Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work.
VIII. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The job has no significant hazards and physical demands are low. Duties involve working with lightweight materials, and/or using force equal to lifting 20 pounds.
City Of Edinburg