$75,108.80 – $95,201.60 Annually
Various Locations throughout King County, WA
Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)
DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks
10/16/2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana
King County Parks is seeking an Educator Consultant to join the Parks Volunteer Program team! This position will play a major role in the spring planning processes for the Parks Youth Conservation Corps, a paid summer environmental career pathway development program for teens. The position will also support coordination of academic-year outdoor environmental service-learning opportunities for schools and community members and will include some general Volunteer Program logistical, administrative and project/event support.
This is a great opportunity to help provide high quality service experiences to build stronger connections and engagement within our parks. Together with our partners, Parks leads an average of 10,000 volunteers a year performing restoration, park improvement and building and maintaining trails. We weave environmental education into every event, to make for a rewarding and productive day in the park.
About the Division: Be a part of King County Parks! King County Parks has evolved from 150 acres in 1938 to more than 32,000 acres. Today, our system consists of more than 205 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 250 miles of backcountry trails. Our mission is to steward, enhance and acquire parks to inspire healthy communities. We seek to cultivate strong relationships with community partners to enhance park amenities for all King County residents to enjoy today and for generations to come. Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/parks.
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Who is Eligible: This position is open to all qualified applicants. King County and the Parks and Recreation Division values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.
Duration: This Term-Limited-Temporary (TLT)/ Special Duty Assignment (SDA) position is anticipated to be six to seven months in duration.
- TLT: Open to the public and all King County employees
- SDA: Open to current King County career service or appointed employees who have passed their initial probationary period.
- Work Location: This position is hybrid between remote telework and approximately one (1) day at our program base located at Grand Ridge District Maintenance Shop, 27101 SE Duthie Hill Rd, Issaquah, WA 98029 and two (2) days at King County parks.
- Work Schedule: This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week. Schedule typically includes Tuesday through Saturday or Wednesday through Saturday. Start time could be as early as 6:30 am for some days. Working hours can be flexible on non-project days.
- Union Representation: This position is not represented by a union.
Telecommuting Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department’s hybrid environment.
- Job Duties
- Assist with the preparation of the upcoming summer 2023 Youth Conservation Corps, including the hiring process, scoping and posting positions, and community outreach.
- Support coordination with schools, youth-serving organizations and King County staff to identify objectives, logistics and plan for outdoor service-learning projects.
- Co-lead private and public outdoor service-learning projects with youth, adult groups, and community members.
- Create and facilitate culturally-responsive, age appropriate environmental education curriculum at service-learning projects.
- Provide support for the Volunteer Program with administrative tasks, logistics and field preparation and support for Saturday community-based restoration events.
- Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- Experience collaborating between multiple entities to find mutually beneficial partnerships.
- Hand-on experience working outdoors leading or supporting community-based environmental restoration projects.
- Basic familiarity/knowledge of plant identification and restoration techniques and/or desire to learn and grow this skill.
- Experience working with youth from diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Experience working outdoors in varied conditions and inclement weather.
- Experience crafting and facilitating lesson plans outdoors. Curiosity and desire to develop skills in culturally relevant curriculum.
The Successful Candidate Will Have the Following Competencies:
- Action-Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
- Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
- Communicates effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of the different audiences.
- Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
- Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
- Experience developing and facilitating culturally relevant educational curriculum and materials focused on environmental stewardship, environmental justice and climate change.
- Experience coordinating program logistics, preparing hiring documents, driving scheduling between multiple entities.
- Experience planning and/or leading environmental restoration volunteer projects.
- Demonstrated experience communicating with teachers and being aware of the unique needs of schools and teachers.
Necessary Special Requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
- An offer of employment will be contingent on successfully passing reference and criminal and driving background checks.
- Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and walk up to 2 miles on uneven surfaces.
- Supplemental Information
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
- King County application
- Resume (when applicable)
- Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position (when applicable)
- Responses to supplemental questions (when applicable)
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As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
- submit proof of vaccination, or
- have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
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