Interpretive Resource Technician

  • Interpretive Resource Technician
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Class Number: 
1259
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$28,668.00 – $39,708.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,194.50 – $1,654.50
Pay Grade: 
A16

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Definition

This is technical interpretive work conducting tours and/or presenting interpretive and educational programs at state parks, historic sites, schools or other community locations.

Job Duties

Conducts state park or historic site tours; presents interpretive and educational programs at state parks, historic sites, schools or other community locations.

Maintains educational and informational displays; assists with the care of artifact/specimen collections.

Operates visitor services facilities, including taking reservations, selling souvenirs, operating cash registers, tracking inventory, collecting statistical and survey data, scheduling tours and leading visitor group activities.

Opens and closes public facilities.

Provides information to state park or historic site visitors regarding regional services and attractions, and assists in vacation planning.

Serves as a lead worker and provides training for seasonal and volunteer interpretation staff.

Assists on natural and/or cultural resource management project crews.

Assists in the research and development of natural and cultural resource interpretive materials and exhibits.

Stocks and distributes publications and educational materials.

Receives general administrative direction which outlines general plans and procedures; work is reviewed for overall quality and effectiveness.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
PARK OPERATIONS & HISTORICAL PRESERVATION

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  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 or more years of experience in interpretation work, including presenting tours and educational programs; conducting interpretive hikes or walks; using audio-visual equipment and/or presenting museum gallery programs at a park, historic site or museum; researching and/or presenting information relating to artifacts or archeological sites; teaching science or history; or comparable experience in a conservation or environmental program; and, possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in Environmental, Biological or Natural Sciences, Natural Resources, Resource Management, History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, or a closely related field may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

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.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of the natural and cultural resources of the assigned state park or historic site, and the State of Missouri.

Introductory knowledge of policies, programs and procedures related to state park and/or historic site operations and maintenance.

Ability to assist in the preparation and maintenance of displays and exhibits.

Ability to use maps, mileage charts and related materials.

Ability to present information about the natural and cultural history of state parks and historic sites.

Ability to assist in the development of interpretive programs.

Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle and use hand or power tools.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, school officials, community organizations and the general public.

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