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WCC: Natural Resources Tech I

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

Parma, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent

$12.94

Project summary

Engage volunteers and lead work sessions at Stearns Nave Nursery. Oversee the germination, cultivation, planting and potting of native trees, shrubs and plants at Stearns Nave Nursery. Manage and maintain wildlife survey and monitoring technology including acoustic bat monitor, camera traps, and reptile cover tins. Assist with the planting of native trees, shrubs, & plants on restoration sites. Assist with the creation and maintenance of trails on West Creek Conservancy properties. Assist with the management and removal of nonnative plants on West Creek Conservancy properties.

Opportunity description

Assist and lead hikes and healthy ecosystem discussions with the public at West Creek Conservancy events. Assist with the installation of boundary markers on West Creek Conservancy properties and easements. Assist with baseline document report field and office work pursuant to conservation easements. Attend conservation project and professional meetings to network with partner organizations. Assist with assembling printed information and posting of mass mailings. Assist with event planning for Up! A Creek and Annual Meeting. Assist with cleanups of West Creek Conservancy properties. Assist with green infrastructure (rain garden, bioswales, permeable paver) monitoring and maintenance. Assist with other various tasks to help West Creek Conservancy respond to new opportunities as they arise.

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
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • City parks and greenspaces maintenance

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor