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6 Sep 2023

Environment 4-H Program Assistant

Snohomish County – Posted by GPI Darrington, Washington, United States

Job Description

Snohomish County Extension, a Program in the Parks Division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), is seeking a highly capable 4-H Program Assistant to join our team providing logistical, promotional, coordination, development and teaching support for the Glacier Peak Institute’s Extension programs, classes workshops and events. This position will work out of Darrington and is performed in the usual office environment with frequent field trips to locations throughout the county. Some remote work may be possible. The 4-H Program Assistant position works independently to develop curriculum, monitor AmeriCorp members, assist in compliance, coordinate with partners, manage risk, along with recruiting, managing and coordinating volunteers.

The ideal candidate has 2-5 years of experience working in outdoor recreation, youth work or economic development. They will have a commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment and be willing to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends. They will have a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in science, environmental education or related field and be willing to take CPR, first aid and other required certificates. A driver’s license is required and the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on varying road conditions is a must.

The preferred candidate would have practical experience working with children and teenagers and has either worked in environmental education and/or have strong technical outdoor skills. Experience developing curricula or formal lesson planning is also preferred.

About the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
The Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) includes the Division of Surface Water Management, the Division of Parks and Recreation, the Office of Energy and Sustainability and the Office of Agriculture and aims to achieve high-priority environmental sustainability goals. Some of the greatest assets we have in Snohomish County are our unparalleled beauty and abundant natural resources. From the Puget Sound and five watersheds, to forestland, lakes, farms, ranches and parks, our quality of life, economic prosperity and future sustainability are dependent on protecting and improving our environmental resources. Visit the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources web page to learn more. For further information on Snohomish County Extension’s programs and more specifically Snohomish County’s 4-H programs with Glacier Peak Institute, please go to www.glacierpeakinstitute.org

About Snohomish County
Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities and a thriving economy. Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. When joining the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.

Snohomish County – The Future We Choose

Benefits
Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth. We demonstrate this by offering a generous compensation package to our employees. Your salary is only part of your Total Compensation Package. Our benefits include:

– Retirement: County employees participate in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) administered by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS).
– Medical benefits: The County offers a choice of three comprehensive medical insurance plan with low deductibles. The county’s contribution to this benefit is significant.
– Sick leave: You will accrue eight (8) hours of sick leave per month.
– Vacation Leave: You will start out accruing two weeks of vacation a year. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
– Holiday Pay: The County observes eleven (11) paid legal holidays per year and provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
– Other benefits include wellness, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, long term disability, and more.
– Deferred Compensation: If you choose to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), the County will match your contributions up to 1 percent of your base monthly salary.
– Pay Increases: Each year you will be eligible for a step increase until you reach the top step.
– Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA): County employees typically receive yearly cost of living adjustments.
– Flexible work schedules.
– Career development training.

Job Duties
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
– Coordinates the promotion of 4-H activities in Snohomish County.
– Seeks out opportunities to speak before youth groups and other organizations to promote 4-H activities and recruit volunteers.
– Ensures programs outreach that includes all races and economic levels.
– Works with the 4-H team to prepare presentations, brochures and displays, assists in the preparation of the 4-H newsletter and website content.
– Arranges for, sets up, facilitates and/or participates in 4-H related meetings as appropriate; prepares oral and written presentations and reports; responds to questions, provides information and input as appropriate.
– As assigned, facilitates the development and maintenance of 4-H programs in 4-H clubs and in school curriculums; develops and assists in the maintenance of programs as appropriate; and participates in the development of grant funds and donated resources.
– Assists the 4-H staff team and other extension agents in leadership training and personally conducts training programs for volunteer leaders and participating youth.
– Coordinates 4-H members and leader recognition programs; assists in the development of selection criteria and the preparation of awards and award ceremonies.
– Provides administrative support to the 4-H program; assists potential volunteers in organizing new 4-H programs; provides interpretation of policy/procedure to program volunteers; and assists in evaluating program outcomes of existing activities.

Minimum Qualifications
An Associates degree and two (2) years experience working with volunteers and/or youth; OR, any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Previous experience with 4-H or other youth development programs is preferred. Must pass job related tests.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
– A valid Washington State Drivers License is required.
– Must successfully pass a Washington State Patrol Criminal History background check.

Additional Information

Knowledge of:
4-H youth program activities, methods, and techniques used in the production of Power Point computer presentations, brochures, and displays
the operation of personal computers

Ability to:
– Establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, peers, associates, volunteers, 4-H members, school administrators, teachers, students and the general public
– Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
– Organize daily work and long term projects
– Give public presentations
– Provide educational leadership to young people enrolled in 4-H programs including young people from low-income families and protected classes
– Prepare a variety of promotional materials
– Seek out opportunities to promote, conduct and evaluate 4-H activities
– Reach remote locations throughout the county by car or other time-efficient means of transportation
– accept responsibility and take initiative
– Work as a team member and contribute leadership to the team
– Use a computer form work processing, data entry, browsing the Internet and communication by e-mail

SUPERVISION
Employee in this class reports to a Cooperative Extension Agent or administrative superior as assigned. The work is performed with considerable independence with periodic reports made to supervisor on the status of activities. Many projects are planned in a staff team environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The work is performed in the usual office environment with frequent field trips to locations throughout the county. Employee may be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.

How to Apply

For information about this job opportunity and posting, please email: vicki.remtulla@snoco.org2wz

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment.

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