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Park Naturalist - Seasonal

Upper Marlboro MD

Job Number: PN2020

Closing: 4/18/2020 12:00 AM Eastern


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County, Parks and Recreation, Natural and Historical Resources Division has an opening for a Park Naturalist to be located at the Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. This is a part-time year-round position. This position pays at a rate of $11.75/hr to $14.50/hr dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Examples of Important Duties

Provides interpretive programs using various sensory aids, handouts, demonstrations, oral presentations and other methods appropriate to the subject. Responds to questions, explaining the natural processes involved in the subject.

Provides daily animal care, feeding, and maintenance to live animal collection including insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds. Administers medication when needed. Handles animals during routine care and during presentations/ public programs.

Monitors buildings and grounds to ensure safety, security and cleanliness of facilities. Maintains and make minor repairs to exhibits, gardens, and trails.

Greets visitors and answer questions and requests in, via phone and/or email. Register participants for programs and operates gift shop cash, utilizing RecTrac software (training in RecTrac software to be provided upon employment)

Assists with summer day camp activities and programs.


Minimum Qualifications

Preferred candidates will possess;

Knowledge of the natural or life sciences acquired through level course work

Experience working with children and the public

Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions and hike trails with uneven terrain

Excellent customer service and communication skills

Valid Driver's License


Supplemental Information

This position does not provide benefits.

A criminal background investigation will be completed prior to hire.




Posted March 23, 2020

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