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Parks Interpretive Specialist 2 (Central Whidbey Area) 04917
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Parks Interpretive Specialist 2 (Central Whidbey Area) 04917
*Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission*
**_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 one career seasonal, full-time, **Parks Interpretive Specialist 2**position for the Central Whidbey Area. The duty station for this position is at Fort Casey State Park in Island County, WA.
**The dates for this seasonal position are from March 1st - October 31st yearly.**
For more information on Washington State Parks please click here!
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.
Under the direction of Park's management, this position provides professional level interpretive services, serves as a senior level curator, and has responsibility for the operational management of the Admiralty Head Interpretive Center facility and interpretive services for the Central Whidbey Area. The Central Whidbey Area consists of: Fort Casey Historical State Park, South Whidbey State Park, Fort Ebey Historical State Park, Joseph Whidbey State Park, and Ebey's Landing State Park Heritage Site.
The purpose of this position is to research, develop, deliver and maintain relevant, guided and self-guided interpretive opportunities that connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences.
Duties include but are not limited to:
* Responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the Admiralty Head Interpretive Center facility and all interpretive services provided within the Central Whidbey Park Area.
* Develops and delivers formal interpretive program presentations that include a variety of venues and programming for park visitors, schools, and tour groups such as guided walks, talks, presentations, living history programs and Junior Ranger programs.
* Provides 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, Archaeology, Ecology, or a closely related field.
* Two (2) years of experience in natural history or historical interpretation gained through operation of an interpretive facility and/or curatorial experience. (A Master's degree may be substituted for one year of experience.)
* A valid unrestricted driver's license.
**Experience in historic preservation or in historic or natural science research or interpretation may be substituted year for year for education.**
Supplemental Information
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at Use reference number **04917 **when searching for the job announcement. You must attach or embed in your application the following:
* Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
* Current resume.
* Three professional references.
**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
NOTE: Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become members of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and pay dues or as a non-member pay agency shop fee, non-association fee or a representation fee. The union shop provision shall be effective no later than the 30th day following the effective date of the appointment.
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**Diversity Policy Statement**
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment - one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
* Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
* Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
* Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
* Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and
* Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.
The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
**For information about this position, please contact Jon Crimmins at **** or (360) 678-4519.**
*Salary:* $3,203.00 - $4,191.00 Monthly
*Location:* Island County - Other, WA
*Job Type:* Seasonal
*Department:* Parks and Recreation Commission
*Job Number:* 2018-04917
*Closing:* 5/23/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
*Agency:* State of Washington
*Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504
*Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact

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