Trail & Field Specialist

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, August 5, 2022, 9:00am

Address:

Melcroft, PA
United States

Job Category:

Americorps or Service Opportunity

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

This position is offered through the Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corporation and is a 1700-hour temporary position from August 22, 2022 – August 8, 2023. Member will serve at Mountain Watershed Association, 1414 Indian Creek Valley Road, Melcroft PA 15462

Member will be expected to:

- Conduct or coordinate with volunteers to conduct maintenance activities such as installing trail fencing, kiosks, benches, repairing trail surface and moving fallen trees etc. between scheduled work days.

- Assist with water quality monitoring activities including treatment system monitoring, bacteria monitoring, biological surveys, etc.

- Assist with water quality data entry

- Assist with maintenance activities at mine drainage treatment systems

- Attend staff meetings and outreach/conservation/education team meetings as needed

- Conduct monthly patrols on trail prior to trail committee meetings

- Participate in fundraisers and outreach events such as local events, festival, fairs, etc for info tabling.

- Host a monthly activity for community members

- Assist with coordinating and hosting Environmental Educational programs

- Coordinate two adopt-a-highway cleanup events

- Distribute flyers and other promotional materials locally

- Assist with organization mailings

- Manage the Indian Creek Valley Trail's Facebook and Instagram accounts to plan posts, create events, and answer messages

- Attend orientation and other meetings as mandated by Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps.

Requirements:

- Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the US

- Must be at least 17 years of age

- Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and independent worker

- Willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends

- Willingness to perform physical labor

- Must have reliable transportation and willingness to travel when required including a valid driver’s license.

- Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Child Abuse, and FBI Clearances will be required for selected candidate

- Experience with or willing to learn safe use and maintenance of trail equipment like chainsaws, weed whackers, pruning clips, etc.

- College diploma is not required. High School Diploma or equivalent required. 

Compensation:

Member is expected to serve 1,700 hours from August 22, 2022 to August 8, 2023. They will receive $835.72 living stipend every two weeks and upon successful completion of service they will earn a $6,495 education award that can be used for future education or to pay back student loans. For more information visit Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps website www.psmc.org

 

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Carla@mtwatershed.com.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.