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Soil Health and Urban Forestry Specialist

Northern Ohio Watershed Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

10/08/2024 - 09/30/2025

Application window

05/13/2024 - 08/01/2024


Cleveland, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Conduct field monitoring and mapping of trees planted through the County’s Healthy Urban Tree Canopy program and other SWCD initiatives. Maintain and expand Cuyahoga tree stock and live stake materials for use in district programs. Assist district staff in tree planting programs.

Opportunity description

Establish new and maintain existing urban agriculture and soil health demonstration plots. Expand existing Cuyahoga SWCD soil health programming, including organic waste diversion and urban cover crop establishment. Organize and maintain equipment and materials needed for programs and activities. Oversee interns and volunteers in outdoor education and off-site field activities;\


  • 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


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

  • Environmental Education
  • Urban forestry
  • Soil and water conservation

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor