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 Position Available

JOB TITLE: Conservation Tech 1  

REPORTS TO: Watershed Conservation Corps Supervisor 

Type: Full Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt

Pay rate: $15 an hour. Estimated weekly hours: 40 hours a week, 4 ten hour work days, traveling and overnight stays required

30 hours of paid time off (PTO) and paid Federal holidays

Approximate Hiring Timeline

Interviews week of June 26  Term of employment is  July 10, 2023 –  October 26, 2023

Application Procedure

Please send the following application materials to 

1. One-page cover letter

2. Resume, with 2 references

Duties and Responsibilities

The Conservation Tech 1 will be responsible for a wide range of diverse tasks including glade restoration, prairie management, watershed improvement, trail maintenance, and invasive plant management (primary focus will be on invasive plant management). Much of the work will be conducted for the National Parks Service within 7 National Parks in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. This position will require travel and overnight stays at various locations.    

Location: The Watershed Center at 2400 E Valley Water Mill Road, Springfield, MO 65803 is the home base.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management or related field is preferred, with a strong interest in learning about conservation practices
  • Experience working outdoors and familiarity with conservation work is preferred
  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license
  • Must exhibit the ability to work with others as a team
  • Ability to represent the organization in a positive manner to agency partners
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects (50 lbs.) and hike/walk long distances
  • Ability to work outside in inclement weather
  • Must be flexible for varied work hours, including weekends.  
  • Always maintain a professional demeanor and appearance.  
  • Must be punctual and responsible with an ability to work with others as a team. 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, walk, hike, sit, stoop, bend 
  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to minimize errors in work.   
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. 
  • Ability to perform other related work as assigned. 

Work Environment  

Work is generally performed within a field environment, which includes natural weather occurrences. The incumbent is responsible to know and comply with all safety procedures.    

This position qualifies for Public Land Corps hours. More information: 

Watershed Committee is an equal opportunity employer. 

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