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COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST 4

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST 4
208D
Category: Information Services

Class Series Concept

See COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST 1.

Definition

Positions at this level have supervisory and/or statewide program responsibility.  Duties include administrative responsibilities for all environmental/conservation education or community outreach activities such as planning, directing, and evaluating activities; and developing policies and budget requests.  Positions typically handle precedent-setting issues or those with the potential for broad impact.

Typical Work

Manages administrative functions including recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff;  

Consults with educators, youth groups, outside organizations and departmental personnel to plan environmental/conservation education media, activities, programs, curriculum and study areas;  

Creates and develops learning packages, teaching and training aids; researches, selects, writes and photographs material for media production; serves as media production leader;  

Organizes and conducts meetings, presentations, and workshops to promote services; serves as liaison with other agencies, local government, and the general public in matters relating to program activities; 

Advises top management on environmental/conservation education and community outreach policies and issues including public interest and reaction to proposed programs and policies; recommends and assists in formulating program policy;

Analyzes extent of public understanding of programs and determines need and type of information and educational programs required; 

Evaluates effectiveness of information/public relations/outreach activities and recommends changes; 

Interacts with staff to develop communications programming in support of ongoing programs, services, and activities.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or natural science, education, communications or related field

AND

four years of professional experience involving environmental analysis or control, environmental planning, environmental education, community outreach, or communications activities; or equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class effective January 1, 2006; Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist 4 (replaces 26570 Conservation Education Program Specialist 2, 62840 Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist 4).

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