Trainer/Educator II

Interpretive Programs Manager

Recruitment #040519-MACC02-400300

Introduction

 

The centerpiece of Killens Pond State Park, conveniently located in central Delaware, is the 66-acre millpond, which was established in the late 1700s. Before the pond was created, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps. Killens Pond became a state park in 1965.

 

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Summary Statement

This position is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of educational, interpretive, public, and day camp programs at Killens Pond State Park and Fork Branch Nature Preserve, as well as facility rental of the Killens Pond Nature Center for weddings, conferences, and meetings.  Additionally, this position is responsible for the collection of reptiles and amphibians (in excess of 20 specimens) at Killens Pond that require specialized treatment and feeding.  This position is additionally responsible for the day to day operation, cleanliness, scheduling, and maintenance of the Killens Pond Nature Center.

Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in education, social science, natural resource management, biological science or a related field.
  2. Six months experience in managing a nature center, visitor center, interpretive center or museum.
  3. Six months experience in designing, developing and implementing historic, cultural or natural resources education programs to meet Department of Education standards.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Develop and implement training, development, informational, and/or educational programs, courses, curricula, training resources, lesson plans, materials, and visual aids.
     
  • Evaluate effectiveness of programs, courses, curricula, training resources, lesson plans, materials, and visual aids and modify to meet identified problems/needs, state/federal requirements, and agency goals/objectives.
     
  • Present training, development, informational, and/or educational programs via classroom, workshop, or seminar using formal classroom instruction, exercises, handouts, materials, visual aids, etc. for group or one-on-one instruction.
     
  • Research, evaluate, and select materials, handouts, visual aids, exercises, etc. that will best promote learning. 
       
  • Identify and analyze needs through interviews, surveys, and meetings with supervisors, management, administrators, officials, clients, the public, etc. 
     
  • Provide recommendations regarding problems/needs, effectiveness of training resources, and implementation of new or modified programs, courses, curricula, training resources, lesson plans, materials, and visual aids.   
      
  • Collect, analyze and evaluate data from a variety of sources and effectively present/communicate information.
     
  • Coordinate training/educational activities with agency personnel, contractors, community/professional organizations, and other providers.
     
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with state and federal laws, rules, regulations, requirements, and/or contract agreements.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Trainer/Educator II 
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. At least one year experience presenting training or education courses using a variety of training methods such as lecture, e-training, structured exercises, role play or group discussion as well as the use of training materials such as overheads, PowerPoint, handouts or videos.
  2. Six months experience in preparing and developing training or education courses which includes designing learning objectives, curricula and materials.
  3. Six months experience in developing and analyzing training needs assessments at the individual, job or organizational level.

Additional Posting Information

Presentation Exercise: A presentation exercise will be given at the time of interview.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.    

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

As a condition of hire, applicants for this position must successfully pass a Swim assessment.  

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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