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Environmental Education & Outreach Specialist

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Lake Mead NRA (Boulder City, NV)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/12/2011
Company Name Great Basin Institute
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Directory Entry : Conservation jobs with The Great Basin Institute. The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is seeking an Environmental Education & Outreach Specialist to assist with facilitating a new outdoor education program for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and occasional interagency efforts. Specific duties of the Specialist include: 1) Presenting curriculum-based field trips and in classroom programs for high school and middle school students within Southern Nevada, mainly the Clark County School District, targeting schools with a high percentage of English Language Learners, 2) Occasionally Presenting public outreach programs including community events, hikes, library programs, or other special events, 3) Conducting informal roving interpretation to the public on foot, in a vehicle, on a boat, or on a bicycle, 4) Staffing booths at various special events, both in and out of the LMNRA, to answers questions about Lake Mead, and 5). This position will require travel throughout the LMNRA, as well as working on occasional weekends and holidays.

Compensation and Timeline: 
o    Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour
o    January 03, 2012 – September 30, 2012; possibility of extension pending funding availability and performance review.
o    Full time, 40 hours per week including occasional holidays and weekends (overtime may be required occasionally)

o    Lake Mead NRA (Boulder City, NV)

o    Bachelor’s degree in education or related coursework and commensurate field experience;
o    Experience developing and implementing environmental education and outreach programs;
o    Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented;
o    Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
o    Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums;
o    Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required;
o    Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments;
o    Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and
o    Pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.

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