Conservation Education Assistant, Part-Time

Salary:  $18.00 – $26.83 per hour


Location:  Fort Worth, TX




Position Summary:


The Conservation Education Assistant is responsible for supporting the coordination and implementation of TRWD’s youth conservation education programs, specifically lessons at school campuses and community outreach events.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.


  • Lead water education lessons, primarily for youth ages 5 to 12.
  • Create and prepare lesson materials such as visual aids, guides, and activity sheets.
  • Organize and prepare supplies for lessons and outreach events.
  • Coordinate with partners to schedule lessons.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of youth programs.
  • Assist with collecting and analyzing evaluation data.
  • Photograph and record video footage of events and programs.
  • Maintain program participation records.
  • Prepare community outreach materials such as flyers, posters, and signage.
  • Research ideas for new educational lessons.
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required



Required Experience:


  • One (1) year of experience in youth education.
  • Knowledge of water conservation, environmental science, urban and natural water cycles, pollution prevention, and storm water management.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially in public speaking and instruction.
  • Ability to inspire and captivate young persons in hands-on, active lessons.
  • Ability to effectively direct and manage large groups of youth in indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Ability to work alone with minimal supervision and with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to occasionally work evening and/or weekend hours.
  • Ability to proficiently use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.



Desired Experience:


  • Two (2) years of experience in youth education.
  • One (1) year of experience in water conservation, environmental management, horticulture, ecology or related field.
  • One (1) year of experience working with socio-economically diverse youth.
  • Experience with graphic illustration software.
  • Proficient in Spanish.



Required Education/Certification/License:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Environmental Science, Natural Resources or related field
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas driver’s license



Desired Education/Certification/License:       


  • Teaching certification



Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  • Communications – Job requires the ability to adapt messages and connect to different audiences
  • Time Management – Job requires managing one’s own time and working efficiently
  • Innovation – Job requires creativity and ability to adapt to educational audiences
  • Collaboration – Job requires the ability to work closely in a team environment



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Employee must occasionally walk on uneven surfaces outdoors.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides in an office, school classroom and outdoors at school campuses and parks, which will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.



(HR Use Only:  Pos # T88)

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 548.58 550.00 -1.42
Benbrook 687.94 694.00 -6.06
Bridgeport 820.77 836.00 -15.23
Cedar Creek 320.56 322.00 -1.44
Eagle Mountain 642.21 649.10 -6.89
Lake Worth 590.94 594.00 -3.06
Richland-Chambers 312.52 315.00 -2.48
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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