Park Naturalist

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Friday, May 6, 2022, 4:00pm


Reston, VA
United States

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Lake Front Naturalist/Outdoor Instructor-Lake Fairfax Park.  1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, Virginia 

Under the supervision of the Park Programmer, plan, design and present interpretive programs in natural and cultural history, geocaching, orienteering, outdoor recreation, kayaking and science topics for age groups ranging from preschool to adults. Groups can include school groups, scout groups, camps, general public, thematic class series, events, and off-site and special request programs.  Assist operations staff with park events.  Assist in assessing the sites natural resources with the Lake Front Senior Interpreter. Assist Camp Director and play a vital role in our summer camps. Provide operational support to all programs.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience with natural sciences, education, recreation, or a closely related field.  Experience presenting interpretive programs and teaching children. Ability to communicate effectively. Experience using a kayak or canoe or willingness to learn.  Strong organizational skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Must be at least 18 years old and have a clean driving record.  First Aid/CPR/AED certified or the ability to attain certification within the first six months of employment.

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