Marine Science Educator Duties
This is a senior professional level position responsible for
supervising educational efforts for pre-college classes, college
classes, adult groups (continuing education), and organized
industry, government, civic groups, and others.
An employee allocated to this class is required to give lectures
on complex and difficult marine science phenomena, to develop
and supervise field trips to diverse coastal environments
typical of the Georgia coast, to prepare written and visual
materials for use by students, and to review materials prepared
by Marine Science Educators I and II.
This level of work requires leadership, initiative, creativity,
and sensitivity to the needs of the various clientele groups.
Work is performed under general supervision of an administrative
superior and is reviewed through reports and observation of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops lecture materials for classroom presentation.
Assembles materials, supplies, gear and equipment for laboratory
exercise and field trips.
Operates small boats used for class field trips.
Ensures safe and efficient operation of laboratory and field
Interacts with marine educators, researchers and extension
service agents in other parts of the University System's marine
science program and with colleagues at other universities.
Catalyzes and motivates Educators I and II in the development of
new approaches to education.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university in an
appropriate curriculum, with post-baccalaureate training leading
to a Master's degree or equivalent. Extensive practical teaching
and lecturing experience, especially involving field and
laboratory course supervision; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of general science, particularly in biology, geology,
chemistry, and oceanography.
Ability to translate scientific information into understandable
laymen terms and to transmit them to pre-college class groups
and general public.
Ability to operate outboard motors and small boats.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and
experience and to coordinate their efforts to yield programmatic
Awareness and use of standard safety practices in laboratory and