Park Naturalist

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Facilities Mgmt.


Smithville, MO

Job Information

The primary purpose of this seasonal position is to assist the Parks Department in meeting business demands. Conducting varied outdoor interpretive/education programs and guided hikes or walks. Assist park staff with wildlife habitat restoration projects, exotic/invasive species control, research, data collection and provide interpretive outdoor/conservation education programs for people of all age groups and backgrounds in an outdoor setting, library, school, church, etc. Research and develop program topics; collect program materials. Handle plants, amphibians, reptiles, and other animals. Able to exercise independent judgment by prioritizing work procedures. Use discretion when disseminating information to the public. Maintain park areas through use of mowers, trimmers, sprayers, and trash removal. Use of hand and power tools; some minor construction may be involved. Office duties – customer service, answer telephones, file, copy, etc. Follow all County and departmental safety rules, regulations and procedures. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and evenings, be at least 18 years old, legally licensed and insured to operate a motor vehicle, and able to work outdoors for extended periods.

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