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HF+G Conservation Specialist

Northern Ohio Watershed Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

10/08/2024 - 09/30/2025

Application window

05/13/2024 - 08/01/2024

Location

Kirtland, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent

$12.94

Project summary

Preform ecological restoration activities including control of invasive species through chemical and mechanical applications and planting native plants. Engage in special projects with other NOWCorps members hosted at HF&G such as trail maintenance and gardens and collections maintenance. Assist with monitoring in our natural areas including accurate record keeping and reporting. Help propagate and maintain native plants in our greenhouse.

Opportunity description

Creation and/or editing of educational content for the HF&G website, virtual classes, and in-person workshops. Assistance with programming for volunteers and the public including occasional leadership at volunteer or public events. Communicate to staff, volunteers, and the public about their work via casual conversations and formal education and outreach.

Benefits

  • Paid training
  • Federal loan deferment
  • Eligible mileage reimbursement
  • Full-time members eligible for healthcare
  • May be eligible for childcare
  • Additional training stipend $125/quarter
  • Free attendance to the Ohio Stormwater Conference

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Must have GED or high school diploma; be 18 or older by October 8, 2024. Must successfully pass a National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC). Must be a U.S citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

Preferred qualifications

Possess a valid driver's license. Have an interest in the environmental field such as, stormwater managment, climate impacts, or urban forestry. Demonstrate maturity and cultural competency. Self-motivated and able to work on a team.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource conservation and preservation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Greenspace maintenance

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor