JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Our current Job Opportunities are listed below. Click the + button to expand for details.

AmeriCorps

Stream Teams United is currently sponsoring an AmeriCorps project, with the goal of expanding water education programs to benefit low-income youth and their communities. AmeriCorps position opportunities are in Kansas City, Columbia, St. Louis, West Plains, and Springfield. Member positions are for a 12-month term with option to stay additional years.  AmeriCorps benefits include a living allowance, end-of-service award, and Non-Competitive Eligibility for employment with federal agencies.  Additional benefits are listed at https://www.vistacampus.gov/members/.

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a
cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.

Interested? Visit the following website and search to find the on-line application. To find the online application, go to:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do

Search by:
Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
State: Missouri
Program Name: Stream Teams United

The following healthy river organizations are serving as sub-sites and on-site supervisors for the current AmeriCorps project:

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks , Springfield, MO. The next anticipated start date is February 16, 2021. Applications are due by 1/20/2021 through the AmeriCorps portal.

Open Space Council for the St. Louis region, St. Louis, MO. The next anticipated start date is February 16, 2021. Applications are due by 1/10/2021

Scenic Rivers Stream Team Association, West Plains, MO. The next anticipated start date is February 16, 2021. Applications are due by 1/10/2021

Little Blue River Watershed Coalition, Kansas City, MO. The next anticipated start date is May or June 2021. Applications are due by 4/15/2020 through the AmeriCorps portal.

James River Basin Partnership, Springfield, MO. The next anticipated start date is May 2021. Applications are due by 4/15/2020 through the AmeriCorps portal.

Missouri River Relief, Columbia, MO.  The next anticipated start date is August 2021. Applications will be accepted through the AmeriCorps portal in spring of 2021.

Blue River Watershed Association, Kansas City, MO. Applications are not being accepted at this time for this location.

Questions about the AmeriCorps project: contact Mary at 573-586-0747 or mary@streamteamsunited.org https://www.streamteamsunited.org/americorps.html

resume and two names, to be used as references, to Caleb Sanders, Conservation Corps Director, @ caleb@watershedcommittee.org.

Fellows Lake Asst. Marina Manager

Fellows Lake and Marina Overview

We are seeking an Assistant Manager for Fellows Lake Marina located just north of Springfield, Missouri at 4208 E. Farm Road 66. The new Fellows Lake Marina constructed in March of 2021 replaces the existing marina. The new Marina will have 30 slips with a covered area for launching canoes and kayaks. Boat slips, boats, and dry storage are available to rent/lease to the public. Fishing supplies, snacks, and drinks are available at a small store.

Fellows is an 860 acre lake created in 1955 by the impoundment of the Little Sac River. It is the main source of drinking water for Springfield. Fellows Lake has a family friendly atmosphere with a 40 hp maximum boat motor limit. Sport fishing opportunities include bass, crappie, walleye, and muskie. A new mountain bike trail system is expected to bring new visitors to the park, and the Miller Park Master Plan outlines upgrading amenities, recreational opportunities, and educational opportunities.

Position Summary

The main duty of our Assistant Manager is to work closely with the Fellows Lake Marina Operations Manager to create an all around great experience for visitors by providing the highest level of customer service and important stewardship information about the resource. He or she will also perform supervisory roles such as planning, coordinating, promoting, and managing the daily operations, facilities, and employees of the marina, our seasonal and transient boaters, and our community. A successful candidate will spend their time shaping the work environment, setting strategy, developing staff, building the organization, and overseeing operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Duties
Lead day-to-day operations and management of all marina operations to ensure quality, prompt, courteous, and safe services to all slip owners and customers
Ensure and take appropriate action for the proper maintenance of all marina property, equipment, grounds, facilities, and docks
Understand and comply with government regulations and laws pertaining to marina operations and handle all aspects of governmental reporting and compliance including but not limited to Governmental Agencies, DNR, OSHA, EPA, and Corp of Engineers
Maintain a professional relationship with all agencies, contractors, vendors, and customers. Respond to and resolve disputes consistent with WCO values

Marketing
Lead in developing a constituency of Lake Lovers through strategic communication—gathering contact information is vital
Provide support for variety of special events
Assist in maintaining Fellows Lake Marina website
Engage in traditional marketing as necessary

Dock
Effectively manage both wet and dry slip leasing, waiting lists, facilities, and guest relations
Practice and oversee vessel hauling and launching procedures for dry storage vessels
Train and develop a team of seasonal dock attendants and office staff
Use computer software to manage reservations, profiles, and folios

Staff:
Assist Manager to recruit, train, schedule, and supervise all employees and/or contract labor
Provide for training of employees in the safe use of marina equipment and all functions related to their respective positions. This includes the training in emergency procedures and operation of emergency equipment

Assistant Manager Compensation, Term and Hours
The Assistant Manager beginning compensation is $13-$16 an hour commensurate with experience. Benefit package includes health, vision and dental insurance, accruing sick time, two personal days and company cell phone. This is a term position beginning February 15, 2021 and ending November 15, 2021, with the possibility of extension. This position will require flexibility to work some evenings, weekends and summer Holidays.

Approximate Hiring Timeline
January 29, 2021: Applications Due
February 1-5: Interview Process
February 15, 2021: Preferred Start Date

Application Procedure
Please send the following application materials to Matt Taylor, Fellows Lake Operations Manager (MattTaylor@watershedcommittee.org) by January 29, 2021:

One-page cover letter
Resume

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Watershed Committee of the Ozarks makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Fellows Lake Part-Time Staff

Fellows Lake and Marina Overview 

We are seeking crew members for Fellows Lake Marina located just north of Springfield, Missouri. at 4208 E Farm Road 66. The new Fellows Lake Marina constructed in March of 2021 replaces the existing marina. The new Marina will have 30 slips with a covered area for launching canoes and kayaks. Boat slips, boats, and dry storage are available to rent/lease to the public. Fishing supplies, snacks, and drinks are available at a small store. 

Fellows is an 860-acre lake created in 1955 by the impoundment of the Little Sac River. It is the main source of drinking water for Springfield. Fellows Lake has a family friendly atmosphere with a 40 hp maximum boat motor limit. Sport fishing opportunities include bass, crappie, walleye, and muskie. A new mountain bike trail system is expected to bring new visitors to the park, and the Miller Park Master Plan outlines upgrading amenities, recreational opportunities, and educational opportunities. 

Position Summary 

The main duties of our crew members are to work closely with the Fellows Lake Marina Management to create an all-around great experience for visitors by providing the highest level of customer service and important stewardship information about the resource. He or she will also perform the daily activities involved with the marina store and dock such as taking reservations, renting watercraft, selling retail items available in the store, issuing lake boating permits, keep the dockstore and fleet clean and ready for our clients. 

General Duties 

Provide quality, prompt, courteous, and safe services to all slip owners and customers. 

Ensure and take appropriate action for the proper maintenance of all marina property, equipment, grounds, facilities, and docks. 

Understand and comply with government regulations and laws pertaining to marina operations and handle all aspects of governmental reporting and compliance including but not limited to Governmental Agencies, DNR, OSHA, EPA, and Corp of Engineers 

Maintain a professional relationship with all agencies, contractors, vendors, and customers. Respond to and resolve disputes consistent with WCO values. 

Marketing 

Lead in developing a constituency of Lake Lovers through strategic communication—gathering contact information is vital. 

Provide support for variety of special events. 

Technical skills and physical requirements desired. 

Must be able to swim. 

Must have a valid Missouri Driver’s license.  

Able to tolerate a variety of weather and spend a lot of time outdoors. 

Knowledge of boat handling, seamanship, and navigation of watercraft motorized and non-motorized. 

Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to marina operations and pleasure crafis desired. 

Boating experience in and around boats (basic knowledge of how to operate a boat) 

Physical ability to lift / carry up to 30 lbs. 

Physical ability to board and un-board boats dozens of times per day. 

Physical ability to clean boats often using handle mounted brush. 

Occasional kneeling / stooping to clean interior of boat compartments. 

Vision adequate to read / manipulate handheld computer tablets in bright sunlight. 

Experience with point-of-sale software/ equipment for a retail environment. 

Ability to walk on steep, slippery and occasionally rocky or muddy terrain. 

Knowledge of basic mountain bikes and bike maintenance.  

MOST OF ALL———- Love of the lake! 

 

Crew Member Hours and Schedule 

The expected start date is on or about March 1st, 2021 and will end November 15, 2021, with the possibility of extension. Crew Members will, on average, work a 20-hour work week. The marina will be open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week and be busiest on holidays and weekends.  

Crew members beginning compensation is $11 an hour.  

Approximate Hiring Timeline 

February 15, 2021: Applications Due 

February 15: Interview Process 

March 1st, 2021: Preferred Start Date 

Application Procedure 

Please send the following application materials to Matt Taylor, Fellows Lake Operations Manager (MattTaylor@watershedcommittee.org) by January 29, 2021: 

Resume or completed application form found here Employment Application  

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Watershed Committee of the Ozarks makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

 

Watershed Conservation Corps Conservation Specialist

Job Title: Watershed Conservation Corps Conservation Specialist, 1 Position Available
Reports to: Conservation Corps Program Manager
Organization: Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

Mission: The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO) is a non-profit organization on a mission “to sustain and improve the water resources of Springfield and Greene County through education and effective management of the region’s watersheds.” The Watershed Conservation Corps (WCC) will enact and further this mission through projects and education. Specifically, the mission of the WCC is “to engage and employ young people in hands-on watershed improvement.”

Position: The Habitat Specialist will be responsible for a wide range of diverse tasks including, but not limited to, glade restoration, prairie management, native plant nursery establishment, no-till-drilling, private land conservation, grant writing, and environmental education. This individual may also be asked to serve as a crew leader for the seasonal WCC program.

Position Dates: ~35 hours per week. Crew schedule is Monday-Thursday/Friday with variable start and end times. Additional workdays may be added to the schedule, and this schedule can change depending on weather and season.

Location: The Watershed Center at 2400 E. Valley Water Mill Rd in Springfield, Missouri will be the home base.

Requirements:
1. Must be 18 years or older.
2. Strong interest in learning about conservation and working outdoors.
3. Must be punctual and responsible with an ability to work with others as a team.
4. Ability to lift and move heavy objects (50 lbs.) and work outside in inclement weather and extreme temperatures.
5. Must have the ability to obtain State of Missouri Pesticide Operator License and First Aid/CPR certification.
7. Some flexibility for varied work hours, including weekends.
8. Experience working outdoors and familiarity with outdoor conservation work preferred.
9. Ability to arrive at designated meet-up location in Springfield Missouri. If you have a vehicle, and drive, a valid driver’s license and insurance is required.

Compensation:
1. Pay starts at $12.00 per hour.

To apply: To apply, please send a resume and two names, to be used as references, to Caleb Sanders, Conservation Corps Director, @ caleb@watershedcommittee.org.