The Watershed Committee is pleased to announce we are hiring for two positions: the Watershed Center Assistant Coordinator and the Watershed Committee Fellowship. Visit the Job Opportunities page for more details.

Job Opportunities

Watershed Conservation Corps Crew Members

8 Positions Available

Job Title: Watershed Conservation Corps – Crew Member

Reports to: Watershed Conservation Corps Crew Leader

Organization: Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

Closing Date: October 23rd, 2022

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 watershed crew will be responsible for a wide range of diverse tasks including, but not limited to, glade restoration, prairie management, watershed improvement, and trail maintenance on federal public lands in the Mark Twain National Forest (Missouri) and/or various national park sites in Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas.

Position Dates: Firm, 40 hours per week. Crew schedule is Monday-Thursday (10 hour days) with variable start and end times. Additional workdays may be added to the schedule, and this schedule can change depending on weather and season. Term of employment is January 17th, 2023, through October 1st, 2023.

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

Requirements:

  1. Must be 18 years old or older with a valid driver’s license
  2. Strong interest in learning about conservation and working
  3. Must exhibit the ability to work with others as a team
  4. Ability to represent the organization in a positive manner to agency partners
  5. Ability to lift and move heavy objects (50 lbs.)
  6. Ability to work outside in inclement weather
  7. Ability to obtain State of Missouri Pesticide Operator License and First Aid/CPR certification
  8. Ability to obtain Missouri Department of Conservation Burn Level 1 certificate
  9. Must be flexible for varied work hours, including weekends
  10. Experience working outdoors and familiarity with outdoor conservation work preferred

Benefits:

  1. Pay starts at $15.00 per hour, with ample room for performance based raises.
  2. All housing and food provided while on the job
  3. Trainings and certifications provided: Public Land Corps Accreditation (Priority Hiring for NPS/USFS) Red Burn Card, s212 chainsaw cert, Wilderness First Aid, and Certified Private herbicide applicator
  4. Exposure to agencies and professionals with the potential for long-term career connections

To apply: To apply, please send a resume and two names, to be used as references, to [email protected]

 

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