State Of Nevada Henderson , NV 89044
Park Interpreters plan, organize, provide and supervise a variety of interpretive facilities, services and activities and assist in the operation and maintenance of an assigned State park.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
This position is located at Ice Age Fossils State Park in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The 315 acre park is renowned for the paleontologically rich fossil deposits and historic excavation sites.
The park is adjacent to the 22,000 acre Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. The park is in the planning stages but will include a modern visitor center and interpretive hiking trails.Candidates work under general supervision of the Park Supervisor in all aspects of park operations including visitor services, interpretation, content development, custodial services, building and grounds maintenance, fee collection, gift store operations, museum operations, and volunteer management.This position is responsible for developing and implementing interpretive programs, managing and curating historic and paleontological items, and developing content for the park visitor center. This position is responsible for community outreach and educational programs to local schools and community groups, developing media, interpretive signage, exhibits, audiovisual programs, and online media presence.
This position recruits, trains, and supervises park volunteers and subordinate seasonal staff.Park Interpreters work variable hours and shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays and must be available to work special events and respond to callouts or emergencies. Some statewide travel may be required. Park housing is not available at this location. * THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or minor in park management, outdoor recreation management, history/folklore, education, ecology, forestry, biology, agriculture, natural or environmental sciences, horticulture, wildlife management, museum management, business or public administration or related field and one year of professional park experience which included developing, managing and presenting interpretive and/or educational activities; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Special Notes Positions may be subject to call back and work various hours and/or shifts.
Special Requirements Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. Positions require work on evenings, weekends and/or holidays. A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.