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COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST 2

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST 2
208B
Category: Information Services

Definition

This is the journey level of the series.  Positions have responsibility for coordinating and/or implementing environmental/conservation education and community outreach programs.  Duties include various activities such as determining the need for information; researching and selecting appropriate educational/outreach materials; making presentations to students, the public, and/or governmental employees; planning workshops, conferences, seminars, meetings, and/or hearings for the specific program; and preparing educational and/or community outreach surveys or reports.   Positions work independently and have latitude to resolve issues within their area of responsibility.  Unusual problems that may occur are brought to higher-level staff with probable outcomes and solutions.

Typical Work

Determines the need for educational/outreach informational material for assigned program; researches, develops, updates and distributes educational outreach materials such as brochures, fact sheets, pamphlets, and displays; 

Provides technical assistance related to education/outreach programs; 

Coordinates and/or implements workshops, conferences, seminars, public meetings and/or hearings for disseminating required and appropriate information;  

Reviews and comments on public participation plans and other related documents; 

Interprets regulations, policies, plans, procedures and information for the public, other agencies, and business/industry;  

Coordinates program information with various employees, managers, community leaders and the general public; serves on educational task forces and committees to research and develop educational/outreach activities; 

Makes oral presentations of environmental information to various groups such as teachers, students, employees and the community;  

Assists managers in developing, implementing, and/or overseeing community outreach plans and/or activities;  

May supervise lower level staff.

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 closely related field

AND

one year 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 2 (replaces 62820 Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist 2, 26560 Conservation Education Program Specialist 1).

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