What you will do at Precinct One
Harris County, Commissioner Precinct One, is looking for a Naturalist to join our Programs department. The successful candidate will develop, organize, and present environmental education programs (that frequently include the use of animals) to the public.
You will conduct educational field trips on scientific, historic and natural features of Precinct One Parks. You will be responsible for maintaining and managing lab animals, developing curriculum pertaining to animals and their environments.
In addition, you will collect, identify and prepare collection materials for programs while maintaining expertise in the above mentioned information through research and field studies. This position will also assist with training and development of summer volunteers and interns.
What you will bring to Precinct One
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Science Education, Wildlife & Fisheries or related field
Five (5) years of experience working with animals and reptiles in a teaching environment
Experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis
Valid Texas Driver's License
Proficiency in Microsoft software applications to include, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
Must become CPR and First Aid certified upon hire
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of animal handling
Ability to engage a group while speaking in public
Knowledge of native Texas animals and habitats and care preferred
What you get in return
You will be surrounded by coworkers who bring their best to work each day. Passionate people that want to make a difference in the communities Precinct One serves along with Harris County as a whole.
Harris County employees receive a competitive salary plus medical, dental and vision insurance at no cost to the employee after the first two months of full time continued employment. Vacation, sick time and floating holidays allow our employees to recharge and balance work and personal time. Mandatory participation in our retirement program allows employees to save for retirement. Various other benefits and discounts lead to the satisfaction and engagement of our employees.
About the Programs Division
The Program Department's mission is to enhance the quality of life and access to opportunity for all residents by providing an array of programming that is: Innovative, Equitable, and Collaborative.
About Precinct One
There are four precincts in Harris County. The four elected commissioners, along with an elected county judge, serve as members of Harris County Commissioners Court, the administrative head of the county's government.
With approximately 1.1 million residents, Harris County Precinct One is a diverse, urban precinct that covers 363 square miles. Precinct One's multi-racial, multi-ethnic population is roughly 39 percent African American, 37 percent Latino, 18 percent Anglo, 5 percent Asian and 1 percent other.
Precinct One, which includes 876 miles of road, stretches south to Brazoria County and reaches into eastern and northern sections of Harris County. The Precinct's territory includes a large section of Downtown Houston, including the Downtown Harris County Courthouse Complex, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park and the BBVA Compass Stadium. Other notable landmarks include the 263-acre NRG Park Complex and the renowned Texas Medical Center. The Precinct is also the higher educational home to Houston Community College, Rice University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston and the University of St. Thomas. Precinct One manages more than 20 parks, 11 community centers, numerous hike-and-bike trails, three maintenance service centers and several area offices, all of which provide an array of services to Precinct One residents.
Precinct One's mission is that we are committed to become a national model for delivering responsive public service utilizing inclusive, innovative and collaborative approaches to improve the quality of life, advance equality of opportunity and promote the fair treatment of all people in Harris County.
How to apply
If this job sounds interesting, you meet the required qualifications and you can see yourself working for Precinct One in our Programs area, we invite you to apply.
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or
NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation; but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration.
40 Hours per Week
Commensurate with Experience
Based on 26 Pay Periods
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.