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Incumbent serves as Natural Resources Programmer for the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department, responsible for creating and implementing Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department natural resource programming, recreation programming and special events.
Examples of Duties
Coordinates and supervises interns and volunteer groups, including interviewing candidates and making hiring recommendations, reviewing position documentation, and planning, delegating, and controlling work assignments.
Develops and implements program plans for proposed programming, including, but not limited to, program title, description, timeline, content, budget, and evaluation.
Implements natural resource programming, recreation programming and special events at all Vigo County park locations.
Conducts marketing operations, including, but not limited to, maintaining all media, advertising, and social media sites, developing advertising, press releases, newsletters, program guides, special announcements, posters, and flyers.
Organizes and leads department special events, such as Pancake Breakfast, Pioneer Days, Christmas Walk, and Pioneer Village interpretation program.
Serves as educator for tours and hikes throughout the parks system, and provides assistance to groups within the park, as needed.
Assists with maple syrup preparation and production, including tapping trees, installing and uninstalling tubing, collecting sap, cooking sap, and bottling syrup.
Coordinates volunteers and supervises given projects. Writes contracts for educational programs, triathlons, and special guest speakers.
Evaluates, balances, and maintains a healthy program budget and base future programs. Assists with park projects, including invasive species removal, gardens, and signs.
Maintains and updates bulletin boards throughout parks system and Administrative Office.
Receives and responds to all complaints in a timely manner.
Researches and applies for grants and researches and develops Park fundraisers. Researches and remains current on all science and world discoveries to present knowledge to the public.
Assists with daily operations of the Administrative Office, including assisting with preparation of annual budget, and assisting Superintendent in creation and implementation of department policies and procedures.
Attends Board meetings to present previous months Park activities and upcoming programs.
Serves on various committees and represents department at special events.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Baccalaureate degree in natural resources, park and recreation administration, public administration, or closely related area, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. CPRP preferred.
Ability to coordinate and supervise interns and volunteer groups, including interviewing candidates and making hiring recommendations, reviewing position documentation, and planning, delegating, and controlling work assignments.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, public agencies, City Parks and Recreation, radio and news stations, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
Incumbent regularly works weekends and/or evening hours, and occasionally works extended hours for special events, and occasionally travels out of town for workshops and/or conferences.