- Environmental Education & Information Specialist II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is advanced technical work for the Department of Natural Resources in the collection, preparation, organization, and dissemination of environmental educational information and materials.
An employee in this class is responsible for completing complex assignments in the development of environmental educational materials for integration with public and non-public school curricula. Work includes the development of environmental educational and informational materials for governmental agencies and a variety of other organizations statewide. Work involves serving as an environmental education resource for educators in public and non-public schools and coordinating environmental education activities with other department staff or state agencies. General supervision is received from an administrative superior; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.
Plans and develops, in cooperation with other state agencies and program administrators, environmental education programs.
Gathers technical information, prepares outlines, and develops curricula and other materials for presentations to the educational community.
Conducts undergraduate and graduate level courses for educators on integration of environmental issues within existing curriculum framework.
Provides in-service training for teachers, youth leaders and department personnel on environmental issues.
Plans and coordinates department-wide environmental education programs and projects.
Develops and maintains information on federal and state environmental education legislation; assists in the drafting of pertinent legislation.
Prepares, implements, and tracks grants for projects relating to environmental education; reviews education components contained in grants issued or administered by the Department.
Serves as a liaison with the Department of Conservation’s environmental education office.
Arranges for speakers with expertise in environmental subjects to participate in education courses and seminars.
Develops environmental education resource guides for teachers in the public and non-public schools throughout the state.
Answers correspondence from the general public on questions concerning environmental education issues.
Leads public participation events such as listening sessions on environmental issues.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Two years of experience as an Environmental Education and Information Specialist I, Environmental Specialist II, Energy Specialist II or Public Information Specialist III with the Department of Natural Resources.
Four years of professional experience, including two years above the entry level which involved environmental education and information activities , in one or a combination of the following areas: education, including two years of professional teaching experience; environmental science; journalism or closely related fields; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in the environmental sciences, education, or journalism. (Graduate work in the specified educational areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for one year of the stated general experience.)
By assignment, a position may require:
Possession of a Master’s degree.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Considerable knowledge of current environmental issues.
Considerable knowledge of the organizational structure of Missouri’s educational system.
Considerable knowledge of methods and techniques for dissemination of educational information and materials.
Considerable knowledge of the techniques and methods of teaching and curriculum design and development.
Ability to prepare, implement and monitor grants.
Ability to develop and coordinate environmental education information and projects.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other employees, governmental agencies, civic and educational groups and the general public.
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