Department of Conservation & Recreation- Education Support Specialist II

Hiring Organization:
Department of Conservation & Recreation

City:
Stafford

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Application Deadline:
March 14, 2019

Pay starts at $12.00 per hour.

General duties include providing meaningful educational opportunities and experiences for park guests by interpreting the significance of the park’s natural/historical/and cultural resources by staffing visitor contact areas .  Perform roving interpretation throughout the park, answering telephones, providing area information and adhering to the DCR and State Park mission with a focus on providing world class customer service.  Assists Chief Ranger of Visitor Experience and other park staff with the daily planning and implementation of interpretive programs and educational outreach. This includes corresponding with park guests, schools, home school organizations and civic groups.  Incumbent will be responsible for scheduling and supervision of park interpreter(s). Assists with general upkeep of the Visitor Center and ensure that all public areas are cleaned to department standards.

Other duties include, but not limited to, maintaining all interpretive resources, creating new programs, working with other local organizations to diversify programming, assisting with volunteer groups, writing blogs, posting photos to flickr, attending professional development workshops and seminars, obtaining facilitator certification in curriculum guides.

Preferred Qualifications include:

One year of college with a major or minor in a natural science or history field. Previous experience in natural or historical interpretation.
Ability to speak and understand Spanish.

This position is limited to 1500 hours between May 1 and April 30. No benefits associated with wage positions. Employment in all positions is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.  This position will require holiday and weekend shifts.  Valid drivers license is required.

Signed and dated Virginia Application for Employment form must be submitted to:

Widewater State Park
101 Widewater State Park Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554
Office: 540-288-1400
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