Salary: $4,824.00 – $6,510.00 Monthly
Location: Snohomish County – Other, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Closing Date: 9/14/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
*Mill Creek, Washington – Snohomish County
*The primary work location for this position is Mill Creek, but the selected candidate may also be based out of the Ridgefield office in Clark County.
If ‘home’ is where your heart is, we want you! Join us as the Habitat at Home Coordinator and sow the seeds of collaboration with community-based organizations and local municipalities to make partnerships bloom across the community!
In this dynamic role, manage the education, outreach, and planning of the Department’s Habitat at Home program that focuses on turning schoolyards, businesses, outdoor community spaces, apartments, and homes into habitat for fish and wildlife and connects Washingtonians with their local flora and fauna.
With your experience, analyze understanding of habitat fragmentation and its impacts on biodiversity and increase education around human impact on wildlife behavior to increase understanding of need for wildlife corridors.
The optimal applicants, have experience creating fish and wildlife habitat in the Pacific Northwest.
We are seeking a candidate with an interest in Washington’s ecoregions, fish and wildlife resources, interacting with the public, and connecting people with wildlife near their home and in their communities.
Our Habitat at Home Coordinator will,
- Manage database of Habitat at Home program applicants; respond to applications and send applicants Habitat at Home kits in a timely manner.
- Maintain and refine Habitat at Home kits.
- Plan and implement creative ways to create continued engagement with Habitat at Home participants beyond certification.
- Plan and identify strategic areas to provide education to increase understanding of local wildlife species encountered in human developed areas.
- Create and develop learning packages for staff to use in public engagement/educational opportunities and projects within their area by providing best practices, coaching, training, resources, and/or event support.
- Work with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff to identify barriers and make recommendations on how to remove barriers for underserved communities to participate in the Habitat at Home program.
- Build and maintain partnerships and serve as liaison between Department and external organizations such as conservation districts, native plant societies, and master gardener programs.
- Work Setting, including hazards:
- The position may be based out of Mill Creek or Ridgefield.
- Work settings can be a combination of hybrid work (in home office and regional office at least 20% of the time) or can be completely regional office based. The working environment is fast paced with changing priorities and conflicting deadlines.
- Physical, environmental, or mental demands of key work: must drive a vehicle to attend events, visit project sites, and interact with the public.
- Flexible 40 hours a week; preferred Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., periodic weekend work to attend events will be required.
- Travel Requirements:
- Periodic – statewide or regional travel and occasional attendance at evening meetings required.
- Tools and Equipment:
- Work is performed in a home/office environment.
- Customer Interactions:
- Effective collaboration with partners, clients, colleagues, local government officials, agriculture, urban focused, and special interest groups.
- Bachelor’s degree in a discipline focused on wildlife biology, natural resources, zoology, conservation communication, horticulture, human dimensions of natural resources, environmental education, or similar.
- Four (4) years of professional experience in natural resource outreach and public engagement.
- One (1) year of Washington ecoregion habitat education.
- Familiarity with Washington wildlife and their relationships to plants, ecoregions, and habitat features.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Suite.
- Experience developing culturally responsive materials, activities, and events.
- Collaborative working style for developing and maintaining partnerships both internally and externally.
- Demonstrated experience integrating diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging principles into work.
- Valid driver’s license
- Spanish or other second language capabilities would be welcome.
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.
- Experience creating fish and wildlife habitat in the Pacific Northwest.
- Experience working in urban settings on fish and wildlife issues.
- Established relationships with urban municipalities and community focused groups.
- Professional training in Environmental Justice.
In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
- A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
- A current resume.
- Three professional references.
For more information and to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4188225/habitat-at-home-coordinator-community-outreach-environmental-edu-specialist-4