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Naturalist Aide

Location: Hayward
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationHayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CAPosition TypeHourlySalary Range$15.61 - $21.07 HourlyDo you love the outdoors? Do you enjoy chatting with people about nature and animals? Join the education team at Sulphur Creek Nature Center as a Naturalist Aide. Welcome guests to our serene park and help to educate them about our local wildlife in the Naturalist Aide position. The primary responsibilities of this position are interacting with the public and assisting with daily operations at Sulphur Creek. Candidates may be asked to present on biofacts (like a snake skeleton or fur) or may be asked to guide guests around the park. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, energetic, flexible, and able to work in teams. The candidate will be required to work one weekend day.POSITION SUMMARYUnder general supervision of the Recreation Coordinator II, the Naturalist Aide assists with administration duties and in preparation of interpretive programming, outreach and camp programs; assists with program and scheduling, assists with donations, assists with organization of program supplies, equipment and materials necessary for programming and/or events, provides positive public relations, provides accurate information on programs and services in person and over the phone, assists with inventory, files paperwork, assists with organization and maintenance of the instructional museum as per the position. The position is responsible for welcoming and representing the District during programs and events, maintaining and organizing a clean and safe multiuse space; supporting the district in providing quality programs, services and excellent customer service.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSIncumbents in this class are primarily responsible for assisting with program preparations, reports and general duties to assist with operations, marketing, and special events. This class can be distinguished from the Naturalist class as this is entry level into nature program unit.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist with program preparations and/or administration dutiesAssist with marketing and outreach of programs and eventsAssist with organization and monitoring of donations and suppliesOrganize and maintain a safe and clean office and program spaceReport any repairs or maintenance needed on any equipment/tools used for instructional museum/exhibits or storageAssist with enforcing safety guidelines, District policies and proceduresAssist with registration. rental program, and reporting processProvide administrative support including file updating and management, returning emails and phone class, and data entryPerforms other duties as assignedWORK ENVIRONMENTEmployees predominantly work outdoors and/or an office/classroom environment with loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road/surface hazards, vibration, chemicals, cleaning agents, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances, odors, and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing safety and departmental policies and procedures. Incumbents may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays and may have to travel between various locations.PHYSICAL DEMANDSMust possess strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work around machines, to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to perform work. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, to operate tools and equipment, or handle animals. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSAbility and Skill to:Self-motivated, can work independently with minimum supervision and/or a teamOrganized and detail orientedAbility to work in and serve a diverse communityUnderstand and carry out oral and written instructionsMaintain professional and effective working relationships with othersStrong communication skillsBi-lingual is desirableKnowledge of:Administrative support in an office settingSmall office equipment such as computers, copy machines, projectors, and streamingBasic cash handling and accountingEducation/Experience/Training:High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D)Proven experience in MS Office programs: Excel, Word, Access, OutlookExperience in Active Net desiredExperience in photoshop and database programs desiredSome experience in basic animal care or receptionist duties desiredSpecial Requirements:Strong interest and desire to work with native wildlife and or bay-estuary wildlifeMust be able to work weekends and eveningsMust be 16+ years oldVerification of ID and ability work in the USAAbility to obtain First Aid and CPR certification requiredProvide proof of negative TB Skin TestPossession of a valid CA Drivers LicenseAny offer of employment to an adult employee who will have direct contact with minors is conditional upon a satisfactory fingerprint clearance and background check (DOJ)

Keywords: HAYWARD AREA RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT, Hayward , Naturalist Aide, Other , Hayward, California

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