Education Technicians work at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area(YHONA), a 100-acre headland on the Oregon Coast. Significant resources include, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Yaquina Head Marine Garden intertidal area, and marine mammals and seabirds.
The employee assists senior staff in developing and presenting hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on education and interpretive programs that facilitate understanding and appreciation of the Pacific Northwest Coasts cultural and natural heritage.
They present to education groups and the public first person and third person costumed tours of Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
They present to education groups and the public environmental education and interpretive programs, focusing on intertidal ecology, marine mammals, and natural history of the Pacific NW Coast.
They conduct foot patrols of the park including climbing a 114-step stairway within the lighthouse, a 135-step stairway to access the Marine Garden, and walking on the uneven and slippery algae covered rocks within the tidepools.
They may also collect fees and issues federal recreation passes as a designated collections officer.