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6 Mar 2019

Full-Time Resource Conservation Education Specialist I/II

County of San Mateo – Posted by spinrec Redwood City, California, United States

Job Description


Climate Change and Adaptation

County of San Mateo


The Office of Sustainability is dedicated to helping the County of San Mateo and its communities adapt to our changing environment by providing programs, services and resources that inspire new ideas and solutions. We are committed to building a community that fulfills the needs of everyone today and in the future. Within the Office of Sustainability, the Climate Change and Adaptation team educates and empowers the community around climate adaptation solutions and sea level rise. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive work place. We are looking for qualified applicants to join the Climate Change and Adaptation team as a Resource Conservation Education Specialist I/II. If you are excited by this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.

As a Resource Conservation Education Specialist, you will:

  • Teach and develop climate change curricula to grades K-12 in the classroom and field.
  • Empower youth to be environmental stewards and take action on climate change.
  • Manage and schedule field trips with teachers throughout San Mateo County.
  • Help ensure success of the YESS program.
  • Support and assist teachers and students’ development of data collection and final projects.
  • Convene a teachers committee to enhance the YESS program.
  • Develop and update website content.
  • Incorporate race and social justice considerations into the work you do.


  • Environmental scientific teaching experience or environmental education experience – demonstrated success in informal or formal education for grades K-12.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to easily connect with people and to engage students.
  • Clear communication – able to communicate and distill complex concepts to a variety of audiences and ages.
  • Strong organizational skills – experienced in tracking projects with a high level of organization.
  • Independence – can “hit the ground running” and work with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility – able to change course quickly and effectively.
  • Time management and prioritization skills – able to effectively manage time between multiple projects.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, including racially diverse populations.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a background in formal or informal education, preferably in the environmental science or sustainability field. The Resource Conservation Specialist will be responsible for working with high school students on the Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science (YESS) Program and grades K-12 on the Schools Program. It also involves starting a new Youth Ambassadors program, which this position will design and implement. This position will also assist with outreach and communication efforts for the Climate Change team. The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Environmental Studies, Biology or a related field. Bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin is a plus.

NOTE: This is a limited term, at-will position for an initial term of 1 year, not to exceed 3 years. Limited Term employees receive full medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a portable 401(a) plan. However, the eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Final Filing Date: March 18, 2019

How to Apply

To learn more about the position and to apply online, visit our website at Applications are only accepted online. EOE

Job Categories: Climate Change and Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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