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Outreach Assistant I (NAP) at City of Ann Arbor

Posted in Science 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Description:

Outreach Assistant I - NAP

Starting Hourly Rate: $18.22

Work Schedule: Because of the nature of working with volunteers, weekend and evening hours will be required. This position is a 10-month, seasonal/temporary position and the expected number of hours worked per week is approximately 40.  

Assist Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator with all aspects of coordinating volunteer stewardship workdays. Other tasks will vary but may include recruit, train, and direct volunteers; write newsletter articles and other informational promotional and recruitment materials; attend various fairs and exhibits for recruiting and educational purposes; keep detailed, accurate records of all work performed; assist with controlled burns and other field work; and perform various other duties necessary for the functioning of NAP. Field work includes leading nature walks and volunteer workdays, distributing flyers to businesses and posting in the parks, and taking part in prescribed burns. Work involves walking off trail and on uneven terrain, using hand tools, loading equipment into and out of the truck and carrying a backpack.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must obtain CPR/AED and First Aid certification within 30 days of employment. The City offers CPR/AED and First Aid classes, which are free to Parks

    employees. Please note, your certification must be from an organization that has been approved by the Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Child Care Licensing Division. Please see following link for list of approved organizations

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Friendly, outgoing personality, suitable for working with the public and answering the phone. Experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers. 

  • Understanding of ecological issues related to urban natural area management including invasive species, prescribed burning, natural features inventories, etc.

  • Technical writing and editing skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software on PCs.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Field work is completed depending on the season. Field work includes using hand tools including hand saws, loppers and industrial staplers, loading equipment into and out of the truck.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

This position is an office position 85-90% of the time.

Ability to walk, stand, bend, kneel, crouch, and lift for workdays in the field, which around 90% of facilities do not have wheelchair accessible facilities.

Move and lift light objects less than 20 lbs such as mail, files, supplies, backpack with water or a drip torch, hand tools, etc. Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

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