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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 results obtained.


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 equipment.

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.


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 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 results.

Awareness and use of standard safety practices in laboratory and field situations.



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