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Parks Interpretive Specialist 1

Organization: WA State Parks and Recreation
Location: Vantage, WA
Deadline to Apply: November 27, 2017
Job Type: Full-Time

This position assists the lead interpretive specialist by providing professional level interpretation services, curator activities, and operational management of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center.  The incumbent will implement programs throughout the Central Cascades Area which includes Lake Easton, Iron Horse, Olmstead Place, Yakima Sportsman, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Parks and Wanapum Recreation Area. 

AGENCY PROFILE                                                                             State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
Our Mission
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives. 

Our Vision
Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.
Washington State Parks employs more than 500 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.
This recruitment will be used to fill a permanent, full-time Parks Interpretive Specialist 1 position located at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park located in Kittitas County, Washington.
For more information on Washington State Park, click here.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.


This position assists the lead interpretive specialist by providing professional level interpretation services, curator activities, and operational management of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center.  The incumbent will implement programs throughout the Central Cascades Area which includes Lake Easton, Iron Horse, Olmstead Place, Yakima Sportsman, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Parks and Wanapum Recreation Area. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the supervisor with the day-to-day operation and management of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center and Olmstead Place Historical State Park.
  • Collect fees and other revenue generated through interpretive activities, and maintain fiscal records and operational reports.
  • Educate park visitors on rules and regulations that govern activities within the park and enforced Discover Pass requirements.
  • Market interpretive services and special events within the Park Area and assist with scheduling of services.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of formal interpretive program presentations that include a variety of venues and programming for park visitor, schools and tour groups such as: guided walks, talks, presentations, living history programs, and Junior Ranger programs.
  • Provide technical interpretive expertise for internal and external exhibits as well as interpretive media publications, brochures, panels, signage and other educational materials.



Bachelor's degree involving major study in interpretation of Pacific Northwest history, American history, Anthropology, Geology, Forestry, Archeology, Ecology or a closely related field.


Valid driver's license.

**Experience in historic preservation or in historic or natural science research or interpretation may be substituted year for year for education.**
Three professional references.


Youth Education Specialist
Organization: Olympia Intercity Transit

Location: Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Applications due: Friday, November 17, 2017, 4:00pm

Intercity Transit is currently recruiting for the fulltime position of Youth Education Specialist in its Marketing, Communications & Outreach division. The Specialist is responsible for coordinating and administering Intercity Transit’s youth education program that develops educational opportunities, encouragement campaigns, and programs in schools to increase biking, walking, and bus riding.  The youth education program promotes environmental stewardship relating to transportation, and addresses climate, health, and safety issues through rolling classroom lessons for local students, interagency planning coordination, and support for national Safe Routes to Schools efforts. The Specialist works with K-12 students, educators, school administrators, parents, non-profit organizations, and local program coordinators within Thurston County. Excellent benefits include health insurance, PERS and deferred comp retirement plans, and paid sick and vacation leave. Wage range is $23.87 to $32.22 per hour.


  • Associates degree.
  • Three years marketing, communications, and transportation experience, or specialized certificate training in marketing, communications, environmental studies, bicycle mechanics or riding safety, education, or related field; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Ability to walk up to 2 miles, bike up to 20 miles, and lift, carry, and maneuver bikes and supplies that weigh up to 30lbs.
  • Knowledge of basic bike riding, bike mechanics, and rights/rules of bicyclists.
  • Experience working and effectively communicating with youth, preferably in education.
  • Project/program/event coordination experience.
  • Knowledge of K-12 curriculum design.
  • Passion for public and active transportation, as well as sustainable practices.
  • Experience leading or coordinating volunteers and/or temporary workers.
  • Proficient in public speaking, as well as initiating and maintaining contacts within the community.
  • Washington State Driver’s License, and ability to safely operate program van with attached trailer.
  • Must be willing to submit to a criminal background investigation, the results of which must meet the agency’s hiring criteria.

Conservation Crew
Job: Washington Conservation Corps
Organization: Washington Department of Ecology
Location: Ellensburg, Tacoma, Wenatchee

Requirements - Must be 18-25 years old, with limited exceptions made for recently returned military veterans*. Strong preference will be given to Washington state residents.

Benefits - Members earn $11 hourly in this full-time position and receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,815 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 11-month contract (1700 hours). Educational loan forbearance and health insurance is available.

Gain hands-on experience in the environmental field, improve habitat for fish and wildlife, and build your path to the future by joining Washington Conservation Corps! We are still accepting applications for crews statewide, including on our Ellensburg crew.

Ellensburg Crew: This crew completes projects throughout Eastern Washington, including habitat assessment surveys, riparian restoration, fencing, and site maintenance. Projects could also include other natural resource assignments and disaster response both locally and nationally. The regular schedule is a full-time Monday-Thursday week, serving 10 hours each day. Some overnight travel may be required; lodging and food are provided on travel assignments. Eight-day spikes (travel assignments typically Thursday to Thursday) are preceded by six days off. Come join our crew and gain your skill set!

Develop your résumé: In addition to excellent on-the-job skills training, the Washington Conservation Corps provides two weeks of high quality, career-transferable, paid trainings in a variety of environmental topics, such as Swift Water Rescue or Wilderness First Responder.

Gain college credits: Earn transferable college credits through a new partnership with Walla Walla Community College. Six-months or more with Washington Conservation Corps qualifies as Cooperative Work Experience (internship) credits through WWCC, or you can complete a WWCC class at a WCC training conference.


Job: Sustainability Coordinator
Organization: Shoreline Community College
Location: Shoreline, WA
Compensation: DOE
Job type: part-time

Shoreline Community College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Located on 83 acres just 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline is situated among native evergreens with a campus full of brilliant colors during spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with leadership that models ideals set out in our Community Standard. We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.

The Facilities Department at Shoreline Community College is charged with developing and maintaining the campus's 26 buildings and 83 acres. The department's primary functions include grounds maintenance, custodial services, operations and maintenance, and capital projects.

We are seeking a Sustainability Coordinator who will provide expertise and direction in the implementation of sustainable practices in plant operations and procurement. This position will engage with campus constituencies and the public through education, events, and partnerships. In addition, this position will provide direction and project management for sustainability projects and goals.

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, or a related field. Two (2) years related experience, including project management, development and reporting of sustainability metrics, and event planning

Job: Educator
Organization: CYO Camp Services
Location: Monroe, WA
Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00p
Posted: October 16, 2017

Spring Employment Opportunity!

The Environmental Education program at Camp Hamilton is currently looking for Environmental Educators for the spring 2018 season, running March 22 – June 2. Qualified candidates have at least two years of college-level coursework or related experience in science or education. Educators use scientific observation and investigation for environmental protection under a Catholic religious framework. 

Position Start Date:

Thursday, March 22, 2018