Education Specialist

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Jobs - Full Time
St. Paul, MN

   Education Specialist


$43,971.20 - $61,963.20 Annually


Saint Paul, MN

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number



6/12/2019 4:30 PM Central


General Duty Statement

Performs professional work in teaching curriculum and facilitating educational and enrichment programs in formal and informal learning environments. Prepares and organizes program materials for classroom activities and events. Assists in evaluation of a program, program development, related curriculum, methods, instructional materials and techniques. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Successful candidates will have experience with animal and plant handling and transport. Informal teaching experience is preferred. This position is located at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, which is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Work schedules vary and employees may be required to work weekends and holidays.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Education Specialist job description.

The City of Saint Paul's mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.


A Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of experience working in formal or informal educational settings.

Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver's License, or equivalent out-of-state driver's license. The driver's license must have no suspensions or revocations for driving-related offenses within the two year period prior to date of appointment. Suspensions for parking-related offenses are excluded.

By Closing Date, you MUST


  1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  2. Upload or submit the following required document(s) via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
    • A resume (optional)

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Selection Process Information

Assessment: The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application, answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire, and your resume (if included). Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and any attachments. You must submit your completed application, supplemental questionnaire and any attachments by the application deadline.


Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists typically are created from a pass/fail assessment. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately one year. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.

Final Selection Process: A Hiring Manager will consider applicants placed on the list of eligible candidates. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method.

Condition of Employment: This position will require a medical examination and a driver's license check as a condition of employment. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offerThe City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history.

Human Resources Contact Information:  
Dan Ferralez at 651-266-6596
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490
To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.

Veteran's Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


City of Saint Paul


25 West Fourth Street, Suite 200 City Hall Annex

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102





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