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Senior Naturalist - San Mateo County Office of Education

  • June 16, 2022 8:34 AM
    Message # 12818884
    Anonymous

    San Mateo County Office of Education

    Career Opportunities with San Mateo County Office of Education

    Senior Naturalist

    La Honda, CA

    Full-Time

    Hourly

    $ 24.80 - $ 30.14

    Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Vision

    DATE POSTED:                                  

    June 14, 2022 

     

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:               

    Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM

    (Applications must be submitted online through ExactHire.com by 5:00 PM)

    WORK SCHEDULE:               

    8 hours per day; 5 days per week (Monday-Friday); 9 months per year.

    HOURLY SALARY:    

    Salary Range 13

     

    Step A

    Step B

    Step C

    Step D

    Step E

    Starting

    6 Months

    18 Months

    30 Months

    42 Months

    $24.80

    $26.02

    $27.34

    $28.70

    $30.14

     

     

     

     

     

    BENEFITS:

    Total Compensation Package:  Placement on salary schedule.  If a medical plan is selected, the employee will receive a contribution of $1,175.00/month toward the selected medical plan (through CalPERS), Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  The employee pays the balance of their health premiums from their gross earnings on a pre-tax basis.  If a medical plan is not selected, employees will receive a contribution of $300.00/month toward single coverage for Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  A vision plan (VSP) is also available.  Employees pay the worker contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). This position is represented by California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter No. 158.  Pursuant to Article 2 of the CSEA 158 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the County Office shall deduct in accordance with the CSEA dues and fees schedule from the wages of all employees.

     

    CURRENT VACANCY:

    Division:                     Educational Services Division

    Department:              Outdoor Education

    Bargaining Unit:        CSEA 158

    Location:                    San Mateo County Office of Education
                                        Outdoor Education Program
                                        11000 Pescadero Creek Rd, La Honda, CA 94020

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Under the direction of the Manager, Outdoor Education, oversee and participate in providing supervision, field trips and a variety of nature-based instructional activities to students enrolled in the Residential Outdoor Education program; participate in the implementation of the Residential Outdoor Education instructional program; train and provide work direction and guidance to assigned staff, interns and volunteers.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Oversee and participate in providing supervision, field trips and a variety of nature-based instructional activities to students enrolled in the Residential Outdoor Education program; develop and implement age-appropriate activities involving science and nature-immersion; participate in the reinforcement of classroom instruction related to life science, ecology and natural history.

    Serve as the site director in the absence of the administrator; assist with the administration of the Residential Outdoor Education program; participate in the development of Program schedules; assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of Program, individual and group educational goals and objectives; assist in assuring activities comply with established policies and procedures.

    Schedule, monitor and lead students in field trips, games, recreational functions, groups, nature walks, crafts and various other learning activities; monitor, assess and adjust activities in response to instructional goals, weather conditions and the individual and group needs of students.

    Train and provide work direction and guidance to designated personnel, interns and volunteers; oversee the Cabin Leader program; assign duties and review work for compliance with established guidelines and procedures; provide input concerning evaluations as requested.

    Participate in the implementation of the Residential Outdoor Education instructional program; participate in the preparation and development of lesson plans according to established instructional standards; assist with assuring Residential Outdoor Education activities comply with established curriculum requirements.

    Monitor and oversee student drills, practices and assignments; assist students in completing assignments and projects; explain various principles, theories, terminology and information related to life science, ecology and natural history; monitor and report progress regarding student performance, skills and behavior.

    Serve as a liaison and coordinate Residential Outdoor Education communications, learning activities, services and information between staff, administrators, interns, volunteers, students, parents and others; resolve related Program issues and conflicts in a proper and timely manner.

    Observe and control student behavior in accordance with approved policies and procedures; resolve student discipline issues and refer major discipline problems to appropriate administrator; oversee and facilitate conflict resolution between individual and groups of students as needed.

    Provide individualized and small group instruction and tutoring to assure learning activities adapt with the needs of individual students; assist students by answering questions, providing proper examples, emotional support, friendly attitude and general guidance.

    Visit classrooms and schools to promote the Residential Outdoor Education program; arrange visitations and presentations; prepare and deliver oral presentations concerning Program goals, objectives, standards, requirements, field trips and instructional activities.

    Provide technical support and assistance to County Office personnel, volunteers, interns, parents, students and others concerning Residential Outdoor Education activities; respond to inquiries and provide technical information concerning Program services, practices, policies and procedures.

    Develop, implement and conduct training activities for Program interns, volunteers and personnel; explain instructional activities and Program goals and objectives; provide assistance during field trips and other instructional activities as needed.

    Implement and utilize a variety of instructional techniques for working with students and reinforcing classroom instruction.

    Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and procedures; maintain learning environment in a safe, orderly and clean manner.

    Prepare and disseminate a variety of announcements related to the Residential Outdoor Education program and related instructional activities, schedules and time lines.

    Communicate with personnel, administrators, faculty, interns, students, school districts, various outside agencies and others to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.

    Operate a variety of equipment including audio-visual devices, fax machines, copiers, computers and assigned software; drive a vehicle to conduct work.

    Administer first aid and CPR according to established procedures as needed; assure proper and timely resolution of student health issues; assist in coordinating response to emergency situations as directed.

    Maintain various records related to assigned activities.

    Attend and participate in a variety of meetings as assigned.

    SPECIALIZED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

    KNOWLEDGE OF:

    Terminology, principles, theories, practices and procedures related to life science, ecology and natural history.

    General curriculum standards, requirements, interpretation and application in outdoor education.

    Student guidance principles and practices.

    Safe practices in outdoor activities.

    Instructional methods and techniques related to outdoor education.

    Outdoor education procedures and appropriate student conduct.

    Educational programs, standards, requirements and procedures related to outdoor education.

    Operation of standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software.

    Principles of training and providing work direction.

    Oral and written communication skills.

    Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

    Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

    Public speaking techniques.

    First aid and CPR procedures.

    ABILITY TO:

    Oversee and participate in providing supervision, field trips and a variety of nature-based instructional activities to students enrolled in the Residential Outdoor Education program.

    Participate in the implementation of the Residential Outdoor Education program.

    Train and provide work direction and guidance to assigned staff, interns and volunteers.

    Serve as the Site Director in the absence of the administrator.

    Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of Program, individual and group educational goals and objectives.

    Develop, implement and conduct in-services and training activities.

    Participate in the preparation and development of lesson plans.

    Schedule, monitor and lead students in field trips, games, recreational functions, groups, nature walks, crafts and various other learning activities.

    Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

    Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

    Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software.

    Observe health and safety regulations.

    Maintain various records related to assigned activities.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Any combination of education and experience providing the job knowledge, skills, and ability for successful job performance will be considered for positions in this classification.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in a natural science-related field; and

    EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience working with students in an outdoor camp or related setting. Residential camp experience and supervision is desired.

    LICENSES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency.

    Valid California driver’s license.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Applicants must possess the physical abilities outlined below with or without accommodation. San Mateo County Office of Education will consider reasonable accommodation requests.

    Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment.

    Standing for extended periods of time.

    Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students.

    Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor student activities.

    Hearing and speaking to exchange information.

    Walking on trails and during field trips.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    The San Mateo County Office of Education Personnel Department is accepting online applications through ExactHire.com. 

    EXAMINATION PROCESS:

    The examination process for this classification may consist of:

    Review of Supplemental Application; and

    An oral board examination (Tentative date: July 7, 2022).

    NOTE:  Internal (Promotional) candidates must score 80% or higher on each examination in order to be placed on the Promotional List.  Examination procedures subject to change as deemed necessary by the Executive Director, Personnel Commission Services.

    Only the highest qualified candidates will be invited to attend the examinations. Responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire must be completed for the application to be considered.

    All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.  APPLICATIONS COMPLETED IMPROPERLY MAY BE CAUSE FOR INELIGIBILITY, DISQUALIFICATION OR MAY LEAD TO LOWER SCORES.  It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all attachments have been received by the analyst after submission and prior to the expiration of the deadline date and time. Applicants will not be contacted about missing documentation or attachments.

    Applicants will only be contacted by email about this position during each phase of the recruitment; therefore, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date and to check spam filter and junk email for updates for this recruitment. 

    Applicants will need to pass each part of the examination process as outlined above to move forward through this recruitment.

    Candidates who pass all of the examination processes are ranked on an eligibility list according to their score(s).  Selection for positions will be made from among the top three ranks of candidates.  The job eligibility list will be used for hiring in other vacancies that are in the same respective job classification, and will be active for one (1) year (Merit Rule 60.1: A.4). This position will be working physically in various buildings and facilities in San Mateo County Office of Education.  Due to COVID-19, there are some protocols for safety and social distancing that have been established at the San Mateo County Office of Education.

    Please note that we are a public agency.  If you are offered and you accept this position, we will not cover any costs for relocation or reimbursement for travel expenses for employment.

     

    CONTACT PERSONNEL COMMISSION SERVICES

    650-802-5309

    lkintanar@smcoe.org

    101 Twin Dolphin Drive                                                                                                               

    Redwood City, CA  94065

    www.smcoe.org/about/personnel-commission/

    San Mateo County Office of Education provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons.  The recruitment, testing, and hiring of all personnel will be without regard to race, ancestry, national origin, age, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marriage status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, or veteran status

     

    * Proof of citizenship or legal status will be required upon offer of employment.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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