Salary: $18.42-$22.48 hourly / $3,203-$3,911 monthly /
DEFINITION: Under direction, assists in planning,
developing, and conducting natural science and historical
interpretive programs at Cachuma Lake, and performs other related
duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Participates in the presentation of interpretive programs, and
conducts less difficult presentations; answers questions regarding
the wildlife and natural history of the area.
- Organizes and schedules activities such as nature walks,
wildlife lake cruises, and fireside presentations for local
schools, community organizations, professional associations, and
other interested groups or individuals.
- Researches and compiles technical information regarding
Cachuma Lake, such as the area's plants, wildlife, history,
geology, and cultural heritage in order to develop interpretive
programs and activities for presentation to the general public and
- Evaluates information and makes recommendations regarding the
development of new programs, modification of existing programs, or
the interpretation of technical information.
- Writes interpretive class material for review and approval by
supervisor; assists in writing or editing articles, newsletters,
or other technical material for publication; prepares audio-visual
material or constructs informational exhibits.
- Assists in training volunteers in the interpretation and
presentation of historical and natural science programs and
- Completion of 30 semester units or 45 quarter units from an
accredited educational institution in animal, plant, and/or
environmental biology or related science field; or,
- a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California
Class C Driver's License.
Knowledge of: natural history; plant, animal, freshwater,
and environmental biology; English usage and grammar.
Ability to: learn the history and plant and animal biology
of the area; make group presentations; communicate technical
information to a wide range of people; present a positive public
image; exercise tact and independent judgement in dealing with the
public; establish and maintain working relationships with
co-workers, representatives of other organizations and agencies, and
the general public; coordinate activities; research and compile
data; analyze and interpret technical data, identify needs, develop
solutions, and make recommendations; prepare a variety of written
reports and documents; operate audio-visual equipment; learn to
operate an engine propelled pontoon boat or water craft and related
safety practices ; work independently.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Incumbents will be required to
work weekends, holidays, and shifts, wear a uniform, and work
outdoors under varied weather conditions.