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University of Washington
Professional Staff Payroll Title Series Descriptor
Human Resources Compensation Office uwhrcomp@uw.edu

Payroll Title Environmental Outreach Specialist
Typical Responsibilities

Communicate scientific and technical knowledge and develop science-based education and outreach products on issues related to the environment. Seek to increase the environmental literacy and understanding of program participants, stakeholders, and the public. Provide knowledge and technical assistance to stakeholders and conduct applied research on specific topical areas or emerging issues to meet identified public or constituent needs utilizing expertise gained through formal education at the Master's level or equivalent related experience in a scientific or professional discipline such as oceanography, biology, environmental sciences, resource management, environmental law, urban planning, economics, etc. Direct the activities of participants and staff involved in specific outreach or engagement activities.

Supervisory Responsibility

Positions in this series are not required to supervise staff.

Job Codes

Grade 07 - 1467; Grade 08 - 1468; Grade 09 - 1469; Grade 10 - 1470; Grade levels are assigned based on a combination of position specific factors including education/experience required, job content, responsibility for and impact on end results, and supervisory responsibility. Job codes that begin with '9' are FLSA Overtime Eligible, e.g. 9XXX.

Overtime Eligibility

Positions in this payroll title series are FLSA overtime exempt except when the position's gross salary is less than $455 per week (FLSA salary basis test).

Professional Staff Exemption

Continuing Education: Individuals that have responsibility for administrative, operational and/or educational components of extension or continuing education activities or programs.

Sample Working Titles

Marine Water Quality Specialist; Coastal Hazards Specialist; Coastal Management Specialist; Outreach and Adaptation Specialist; Education and Outreach Director; Marine Program Manager.

Alternative Payroll Titles

If outreach/education responsibilities are not the primary focus of the position; then other payroll titles should be considered. If program management activities are the focus of the position, then payroll titles under the Program Direction/Control exemption may be more appropriate. If research activities and responsibilities are the focus of the position's responsibilities, then payroll titles under the Research exemption may be more appropriate.

Limitations

At least 50% of the position's time must be spent in outreach activities to meet the Continuing Education exemption.Payroll titles in this job family are limited for use by the College of the Environment with exceptions approved by the Compensation Office. Positions at the higher grade require a terminal degree and may include Principal Investigator status.

Payroll title descriptors provide a general idea of the type of work performed by jobs assigned to payroll titles in a series. Descriptors do not and are not intended to represent all possible positions in the payroll title series. Payroll title and grade assignments for a professional staff position are based on its position-specific job description (see Professional Staff Position Description form).

Descriptor version date: 9/16/2014 2:05:32 PM