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Job Title: Invasive Species Education Intern - Lake Crabtree County Park - Morrisville, NC Posted on: December 09, 2014

The North Carolina Invasive Plant Council (NC-IPC) seeks a highly motivated individual to help coordinate invasive plant education and outreach efforts in North Carolina. This position will run from mid-January to early May 2015. This is a paid internship, with a total stipend up to $1800 for the semester. The selected candidate will report to Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, NC.

Internship Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Valid Driver's License and dependable transportation
  • Knowledge of invasive plant species in North Carolina
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and a strong interest in environmental education and working with the public

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist web author with website design and content
  • Organize existing invasive species program materials and resources
  • Create new educational programs and publications for a variety of age levels and audiences
  • Develop invasive species displays and interactive exhibits
  • Assist in coordination of North Carolina Invasive Species Awareness Week and in developing a statewide network of educators to promote invasive awareness
  • Represent NC-IPC at events throughout the region
  • Assist in invasive species control work days and manage volunteers as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in environmental education or teaching
  • Certified NC Environmental Educator (or working towards certification)
  • Experience in website design and/or maintenance

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to colleen.bockhahn@wakegov.com.  Deadline for applications is December 29, 2014.

Job Title: Parks & Grounds Superintendent - Fuquay-Varina, NC Posted on: December 04, 2014

Notice of Vacancy

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is seeking applicants for the position of Parks & Grounds Superintendent. This position works under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director and Assistant Director. Primary duties include supervising the parks maintenance department, determining the priority of work, and ensuring workplace safety.  Employee is also responsible for all horticultural activities associated with the department including turf management, landscaping, and pesticide application.  Employee is also expected to forecast for future facility maintenance needs, and to assist in overseeing facility construction / renovations.  Work requires public contact in answering complaints, resolving problems, and handling requests for service.  Employee is subject to hazards in parks maintenance work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as noise, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, atmospheric conditions and oils.    

Department:  Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in park administration, horticulture or a closely related field.
  • Three years of increasingly responsible professional administrative experience in parks and facility management in a supervisory capacity.
  • Microsoft Office software proficiency.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina Pesticide License preferred.
  • Possession of Certified Playground Safety Inspector preferred.

Starting Salary Minimum: $41,407

How to Apply

A completed Town of Fuquay-Varina employment application must be received in the Human Resource Office by the posted deadline. Resumes may be submitted in addition to but not in lieu of a completed employment application. Applications may be faxed, mailed or hand-delivered to: Town of Fuquay-Varina, Human Resource Dept., 401 Old Honeycutt Rd Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526. Fax: (919) 552-7481.

Job Title: Park Maintenance Worker (Full Time) - Town of Kernersville, NC Posted on: December 01, 2014

NOTICE OF EXTERNAL POSITION VACANCY

POSITION:                            Park Maintenance Worker (Full Time)                                               

DATE POSTED:                    December 1, 2014

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Performs a variety skilled and manual labor tasks in the maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.  Must be able to work weekends, including Saturdays and Sundays, for approximately nine months (generally March through November) and work a Monday through Friday schedule approximately three months per year (generally December through February).  Responsibilities include maintenance of all parks and recreational facilities, custodial cleaning of parks and facilities, mowing and trimming of grounds, equipment and facility repairs, and occupational customer service. On occasion will serve in a program/event support role.  Performs some carpentry, plumbing and minor electrical work.  When necessary, will coordinate assignments of other weekend workers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma desirable. Experience in heavy equipment operation, construction or park maintenance.  Must possess a valid NC Driver's License.  Must be able to perform heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly, to move objects.

STARTING PAY: $10.64/hr. (Grade 6)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM HUMAN RESOURCES, TOWN HALL, 134 E. MOUNTAIN STREET, KERNERSVILLE, NC 27284 (336) 992-0306 FROM 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY UNTIL DEADLINE.

WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

****THE TOWN OF KERNERSVILLE IS AN EEO EMPLOYER****

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