A stipend of no more tha n $15,100.00, and the stipend will be paid biweekly. The member is also eligible for health insurance through this position and may qualify for childcare assistance. If the term of service is completed successfully, the member may be eligible for an educational award of $6,345.00.
General Member Responsibilities
• Promote the Northern Ohio Watershed Corps through education and outreach activities
• Enhance skills and knowledge applicable to position through participation in related workshops, conferences, and training
• Assist with fundraising designed to raise funds for activities such as member retreats and other program related projects (these efforts will not contribute to general operating costs for the organization or Host Sites)
• Attend all NOWCorps required meetings and trainings
• Complete activity reports monthly, required timesheets weekly, and any other reporting in a timely manner in the OnCorps online system
• All other duties as assigned within the limitations of this member description
Additional information: Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners and the Northern Ohio Watershed Corps will adhere to all regulations concerning nondiscrimination and equal opportunity regulations as outlined in federal and state law. This program will be made available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, military service, and religion.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The physical requirements and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires the following:
• manual dexterity sufficient to operate telephones, computers, and other office equipment
• physical ability to kneel, bend, and perform light lifting
• ability to write and speak clearly using the English language to convey information and be able to hear at normal speaking levels both in person and over the telephone
• specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Generally, the working conditions are good with little or no exposure to extremes in health, safety hazards, and/or hazardous materials. Though work is often performed in both an office setting and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and terrain. This person must have the ability to travel as required to work with Host Site staff/board, volunteers, other members, and the public, participate in conferences and outdoor activities such as but not limited to site visits, volunteer activities, and project meetings.
Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must successfully pass a comprehensive background and criminal investigation check. Must have a genuine interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, sustainability, or similar. Must have a valid driver's license, be insured, and have own transportation that will be used for service-related travel on a regular basis; eligible mileage will be reimbursed for service-related travel. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and in a team in a variety of less-than-ideal conditions including: extreme temperatures, insects, and precipitation. Experience or a desire to work with volunteers and K-12 students preferred. Must be able to interact professionally and respectfully with project managers, biologists, technicians, city officials, etc. Must be able to collect and manage data with attention to detail and must possess the scientific background to be able to adhere to scientific methods and report results of field studies. Prior use of a compass, global positioning system devices, multiparameter probes, and digital cameras as well as the ability to maintain and routinely calibrate equipment is preferred. Must possess good organizational and communication skills and be capable of working with little supervision. Usual hours of service will be M-F during regular office hours of 8:00am-4:00pm. The ability to serve flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, is needed. Scheduled hours may fluctuate, increase, or decrease in consideration of seasonal changes such as inclement weather or other extended activities. Previous field work and research experience is preferred, however, not required for the right candidate.
The NOWCorps member will receive programmatic training in addition to site specific training. Programmatic training is provided monthly and covers a variety of topics. Training content may include, but is not limited to first aid, CPR, volunteer engagement, native species planting techniques, stormwater permit requirements, minimum control measures, facilitating public involvement, public education, and Good Housekeeping.