This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 32 to 40 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 2 for the Extension Service Forestry and Natural Resources Program at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon.
The mission of the Program is to improve Oregonians' knowledge of forest resources and their options for expanding benefits of these resources. Programs address sustained forest management and stewardship, productivity and profitability of forestry enterprises, and public understanding of forestry. This position will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of Extension Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) faculty and staff.
More information is available at the FNR program's Web site: http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu The purpose of this position is to provide assistance to faculty and staff for the Forestry Natural Resources Extension Program in the following areas:
1) Organizing and coordinating the annual Clackamas Tree School, a one-day education event for woodland owners consisting of about 75 classes involving about 650 participants, 70 instructors and 50 volunteers http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/tree-school
2) Providing general support for Extension Forestry and Natural Resource programs for woodland owners, forest products firms, professional foresters, conservation groups, loggers, policy makers and community leaders, youth and the general public.
Associate’s Degree and three years of work experience (paid or volunteer) supporting community programs that serve children, youth or adults OR Bachelor’s Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) one year of which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions OR Five years experience in a field related to the duties of the position AND a high school diploma or equivalent. AND Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences. Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications.
Experience working independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work as a collaborative member of a team. The employee must be able to lift, carry and push/pull objects weighing up to 30 lbs.
Access to a Vehicle is required. This position must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver License. Travel is necessary due to the combination of office and field work.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.
Perform work in a variety of settings, indoors and outdoors, in the forest, both on and off of maintained roads and trails. Incumbent will be required to work occasional evenings and weekends depending on program needs. This position requires travel, largely within the Willamette Valley and northwest Oregon. The employee must be able to lift, carry and push/pull objects weighing up to 30 lbs.
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