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UAFS: Field Station Assistant

Northern Ohio Watershed Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

10/08/2024 - 09/30/2025

Application window

05/13/2024 - 08/01/2024


Akron, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Supports the efforts of The University of Akron Field Station by assisting with education programs which may be held at Bath Nature Preserve, Steiner Woods, Panzner Wetlands Wildlife Reserve and other off-site locations, including but not limited to Northeast Ohio K-12 schools, libraries, and The University of Akron Main campus. Assists with field trips and camps, exhibit creation, and with the preparation and implementation of special events. Communicates natural and cultural history, environmental, park related information to the public in person and through telephone, internet, park publications, social media, etc.

Opportunity description

Assists in maintaining a safe, clean work environment for one’s self, co-workers, and the public. Responds to hazardous situations and emergencies by taking corrective actions as capable and promptly notifying appropriate individuals and supervisory personnel. Plans and participates in stewardship activities and events including tree plantings, stream cleanups, and invasive vegetation removal. Performs daily operational duties including, but not limited to, opening and closing building(s) and recording walk-in and program attendance. Assists in maintaining nature viewing areas and garden maintenance at the center. Citizen Science activities and monitoring (including, but not limited to, vegetation monitoring, pollinator surveys, amphibian and bird monitoring). Participates in field study activities e.g. bog monitoring and reptile/amphibian/mammal surveys Additional activities that fall within the goals of the program may be assigned with approval of the member, site supervisor, and NOWCorps staff.


  • 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
  • Media and marketing
  • Environmental justice

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor