Washington Service Corps and AmeriCorps host site Palouse Conservation District are actively seeking an AmeriCorps Member to serve as the Education and Monitoring Technician with our Research and Monitoring Department to deliver environmental education services to our local community through a citizen science water quality program. The member will assist the Research and Monitoring Department with collecting environmental data used to assess the effectiveness of conservation best management practices and communicate findings to the public.
The three main goals of this position are to:
• Improve water quality by participating in effectiveness monitoring of conservation practices;
• Coordinate volunteer participation in a citizen science water quality monitoring program;
• Educate and raise community awareness on the importance of stewardship behaviors and conservation practices that influence water quality and pollution impacts.
Members will serve with Research and Monitoring staff in the office and in the field on projects focused on environmental restoration and agricultural conservation practices, assessing the effectiveness of conservation best management practices on the landscape. Staff will be available to mentor and train the member on technical aspects of water quality monitoring, riparian restoration, and science communication strategies to engage the public. Field equipment will be provided to the member by the Palouse CD.
In addition to effectiveness monitoring and citizen science, the member will serve with Education and Outreach Department staff in classroom and outreach settings focused on environmental education or volunteer recruitment.
Members will need to be able to serve in varying weather conditions (rain, snow, heat) for extended periods of time, over uneven terrain, and lift up to 40 pounds.
Anticipated program start date of September 16, 2022 for a 1700-hour term of service. Service members are responsible for their own housing. A monthly stipend is provided by Washington Service Corps along with an education award upon the completion of service hours.
Located in Pullman, Washington, Palouse Conservation District’s mission is to foster the voluntary conservation of natural resources by providing the tools, education, technical expertise, and financial assistance to support our local community.
Education level: High school diploma/GED
Interested applicants should apply through the AmeriCorps portal at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=74501.