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Preserve Maintenance and Outreach Crew Member

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

Rock Creek, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent

$12.94

Project summary

Perform ecological restoration activities in NEOH, with a focus on survey and control of invasive species through chemical and mechanical applications. Safe operating of vehicles, equipment, and machinery: including ATV’s chainsaws, brush cutters, back-pack sprayer, and hand tools. Responsible for equipment preparation, use, and maintenance as well as use of GPS unit and related devices. Assist with accurate record keeping and reporting.

Opportunity description

Work with TNC staff and Bissell Nature Center volunteers to provide high quality educational programming to students and the public. Create content for nature center programming (i.e. press releases, fliers, and newsletter content). Communicate to staff, volunteers, and the public about their work. Assist with maintenance of public preserves (mowing, trail & equipment maintenance, etc.).

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

  • Waterway Restoration
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Citizen science
  • Media and marketing
  • Environmental education

Work environment

  • Outdoor