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Class Code: 208A
Category: Information Services

Class Series Concept

Positions in this series have responsibility for activities involving community outreach and environmental/conservation education programs.  Duties include performing informational services for the public; and researching, developing, coordinating, and implementing plans and programs.  Examples of program areas may include, but are not limited to: Waste Reduction, Recycling and Litter Control, Toxics Cleanup, and Water Resources.


Positions at this level provide technical assistance for community outreach and environmental/conservation education activities including research, development, and/or updating of materials.  Positions work under general supervision and within narrowly established guidelines.  Positions have limited latitude to resolve problems outside of written guidelines.

Typical Work

Provides technical assistance related to education/outreach programs; researches, develops, updates and distributes educational outreach materials;  

Prepares educational materials such as brochures, fact sheets, pamphlets, displays and other educational/outreach materials; develops newsletter, identifying new and updated educational material; 

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.

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; or equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class effective January 1, 2006; Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist 1 (replaces 62810 Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist 1).