Spring Watershed Crew Members

NorthWoods Stewardship Center
East Charleston, VT
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$16.50-$17.50/hour, paid biweekly
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Position Overview:      Watershed Crew Members will work with Conservation Science staff and partners on grant-funded projects relating to wildlife habitat, water quality improvements, and public accessibility on state-owned riparian lands in Vermont. Main projects include the installation of infiltration steps, encapsulated soil lifts, shoreline gardens, open-top culverts, riparian buffers, rain gardens, bioswales, and other practices designed to treat stormwater and improve water quality in surface waters. Through these projects, the Watershed Crew Member will gain experience in water quality project implementation, as well as building skills in communicating with landowners, other conservation organizations/ professionals, and the public.  Responsibilities and Expectations:  Work as part of a team to implement a variety of water quality improvement projects. Maintain NorthWoods tools and equipment in good working condition; keep work sites organized and safe. Engage with training opportunities provided and apply knowledge and skills to the completion of set tasks Maintain good communication and professional working relationships with NorthWoods staff, program participants, partners, and the general public Work independently and with coworkers to produce project outcomes on-schedule. Adhere to all NorthWoods procedures and policies related to staff conduct, safety and project implementation Attend meetings, workshops and special events as necessary to represent NorthWoods and support conservation science programs. Preferred Skills/Knowledge: Ability to produce high-quality project deliverables with limited oversight and good attention to detail Simple hand tool proficiency and carpentry skills Safety-consciousness and situational awareness Valid Driver’s License Preference given to candidates with prior, positive experience at NorthWoods.  Employment Period: April 27th – June 30th, 2023. Spring seasonal position.  Workweek: 40 hours per week, on average, typically M-F, with occasional weekend and evenings as needed. Compensation: $16.50-$17.50/hour, paid biweekly Housing: Options may be available for on-campus housing; rental rates TBD  Reports to: Meg Carter, Conservation Science Director How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume via email to Meg Carter, Conservation Science Director, at meghann@northwoodscenter.org  Hiring Timeline:  Applications reviewed on a rolling basis; apply early. If selected, applicants will be notified of an invitation to interview by March 31st, 2023. If assistance is needed during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact NorthWoods for support. Please reach out to: Meg Carter, meghann@northwoodscenter.org or (802) 723-6551 x302 Diversity, Equity and  Inclusion:  People of every race, color, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, belief system and background are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation will be made for applicants with disabilities.  NorthWoods believes that diversity in our workplace is essential to building vibrant human and natural communities, and strives to provide opportunities for everyone without discrimination.
Qualifications: College degree in environmental science or related field OR field experience that demonstrates the ability to think critically about riparian ecosystem health and habitat restoration and implement projects with conservation goals in that setting Ability to stay focused and on-track during repetitive tasks such as tree planting, hand-pulling of invasive weeds, arranging stones, or building step structures. Physical fitness and positive attitude  to thrive in an outdoor setting for extended periods  in varied weather and conditions Demonstrated ability to effectively work with a diverse range of people to accomplish a shared goal
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