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Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember
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Deadline to Apply:
Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:45pm
AmeriCorps Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmembers (ages 18-25) serve with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, learning hands-on skills in assessing and managing soil and water resources. Members provide assistance to the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) certification process which may include farm water quality assessments, field visits and data collection, producer and/or landowner interviews, surface and groundwater monitoring programs, wetland and watercourse inventories and assessments. Corpsmembers will communicate with local landowners to develop management plans, gather input on best practices and provide education materials on soil and water resources.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Term: May 16 – December 15, 2017
-- Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
-- Stipend: $1690/mo
-- Education award: $2887.50 upon successful completion of term
-- Locations: Winona & Perham, MN
-- Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR a combination of college level coursework and equivalent professional experience in related fields.
-- Strong planning, organization, communication and creative thinking skills.
-- Desire to serve with a dedicated team of conservation education professionals to sustain a well-recognized certification program.
-- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse adults and other volunteers in conservation, education and outdoor settings.
-- Knowledge of GIS software and GPS use preferred.
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
-- Full term of service must be completed to receive the education award.
-- Gain valuable job skills applicable to any career
-- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
-- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
-- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.