naturalist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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A dedicated natural resource professional proficient in promoting Service State Park Style while continuing to conserve, manage and interpret our resources and creating memorable experiences for everyone. I bring a wide range of experience to this position with years working in the private sector, as well as the state, city and federal governments. I have prided myself in cultivating relationships in order to help ensure success of all partners.

  • Interpretive programming
  • Natural resources promotion
  • Project management
  • Event planning
  • Team building
  • Data management
  • Organizational skills
  • Team management
  • Customer service
  • Decision-making
  • Working collaboratively
  • Staff development
  • Workforce Management
  • Issue and conflict resolution
  • Process improvement strategies
  • Cost reduction and containment
  • Workforce training
  • Policies and procedures implementation
  • Staff retention
  • Cost reduction strategies
  • Team Building/Leadership
Naturalist, 12/2009 to Current
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro AtlantaNorcross, GA,
  • Provided subject matter expertise on raptors at conventions and conferences, drawing needed attention to the Indiana State Parks model. Consulted with Ministry of the Environment in United Arab Emirates to aid in their formation of a raptor rehab program.
  • Managed needs of of a variety of wildlife including raptors, mammals, and reptiles as part of nature education program.
  • Administered staff functions including PPT, Volunteers, and Interns.
  • Acted as the Property representative in areas concerning the Friends of Hardy Lake and the Scott County Department of Tourism.
  • Increased the number of environment outreach programming by 20% while steadily increasing revenue year over year.
  • Reduced the cost for veterinary care by 70%
  • Maintained detailed Federal and State Reports
Asst Propety Manager, 05/2006 to 12/2009
IN State Parks O'Bannon WoodsCity, STATE,
  • Coordinated all general maintenance, grounds maintenance and preventative maintenance.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and compliant records.
  • Planned and conducted regular staff meeting meetings, ensuring staff were informed and regularly had input on property level decisions.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Exceeded customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Maintained up to date knowledge by volunteering for a variety of trainings including chainsaw training, lifeguard management training, and pool maintenance training, universal accessibility training, and herbicide application training.
  • Completed large scale construction and maintenance projects during my tenure including the construction of the aquatic complex, the rehabilitation of the CCC Manager Residence, the Asst Property Mgr Residence, the construction of a fully accessible trail at the Nature Center and the rehab of the firetower.
  • Managed the Park safety program with a 100% success rate
  • Tasks with all vehicle logs.
US Navy Petty Officer/ Civ Specialist, 12/1989 to 05/2006
US Navy/ SAIC/ Accu-ChekCity, STATE,
  • Compared samples to standards and specifications by performing detailed measurements and tests that could be traced to the National Institute of Standards
  • Oversaw disposal of products, materials and equipment not in compliance with tolerances, safety standards or quality levels.
  • Serviced nuclear submarines and surface ships during wartime deployment (Dessert Shield and Dessert Storm)
  • Produced official reports of findings to meet regulatory standards and assist senior leadership with improving operations.
  • Calibrated products to match design and operational specifications.
  • Checked software programs for usability, functionality and design issues.
  • Inspected, tested and measured materials for conformance to specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Repaired malfunctions, reassembled items and performed final tests.
  • Served as the Captains Messenger of the Watch. Allowing the commanding officer to be in contact around the clock 365 days per year.
  • Awarded multiple letters of recognition for service to the fleet.
  • Wrote standard operating procedures
  • Wrote highly detailed calibration and maintenance procedures
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Biology, Expected in to Indiana University - New Albany, IN,
Certified Public Supervisor: Public Administration, Expected in 08/2018 to Ball State Exec Leadership - Muncie, IN,
Executive Leadership Program: Public Administration, Expected in 02/2008 to Indiana University - Bloomington, IN,
Certificate Accessibilty For Parks And Rec: Public Administration And Services, Expected in 04/2008 to Indiana University - Bloomington, IN,
Activities and Honors

Citation: For commendable achievement in superior performant of her duties while serving as a Naval Submarine Support Facility New London Tiger Team member. (attached)

Citation: for commendable achievement in the superior performance of her duties while serving as a calibration Technician... displaying exceptional initiative and professional competence. (attached)

Letter of Appreciation and SPOT Bonus award by Director Rob Cater along with a $200 spot bonus (attached)


Having a wide range of skills that includes interpersonal communications skills, supervisory skills and mechanical ability, I believe that I am the right person for this very important job. My belief is that regional manager plays an integral role in the success of State Park and the primary job is that of a communicator. With my passion for State Parks, I can fulfill this important role.

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School Attended

  • Indiana University
  • Ball State Exec Leadership
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University

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  • Asst Propety Manager
  • US Navy Petty Officer/ Civ Specialist


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  • Certified Public Supervisor
  • Executive Leadership Program
  • Certificate Accessibilty For Parks And Rec

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