Northwest Youth Corps

The Northwest Youth Corps is about accepting challenge, getting in shape and being outdoors. It is a life where boots, sleeping bags, mosquito repellent and dips in icy cold lakes replace the usual comforts of home—time where building a campfire, pitching a tent and cooking in a dutch oven becomes second nature.

Northwest Youth Corps Olympic National Park, Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, Washington, USA
Apr 19, 2019
Temporary
Introduction : This position is located in the Outreach and Education Branch, Division of Interpretation, Olympic National Park. This position is supervised by the Outreach and Education Specialist and is stationed at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, WA. Olympic National Park protects nearly one million acres of glacier capped mountains, wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth forests, including temperate rain forests. About 95% of the park is designated wilderness, which further protects these diverse and spectacular ecosystems. Olympic is also known for its biological diversity. Isolated for eons by glacial ice, and later the waters of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula has developed its own distinct array of plants and animals. Eight kinds of plants and 15 kinds of animals are found on the peninsula but nowhere else on Earth. The selected applicant will work with students, teachers, and community members - facilitating their connections to the remarkable resources protected within Olympic National Park. Major Duties : Two interns will work with the Outreach and Education Specialist delivering environmental education programs for school children. The interns will also work at various community events staffing the park’s exhibit booth and answering questions about Olympic National Park. Depending on the interests and abilities of the selected candidate there are opportunities to work on various projects – including website work, multi-media presentations, etc. Environmental education programs offered at Olympic National Park include on-site and off-site programs. The North Olympic Watershed program (N.O.W. Science) is presented in partnership with the Feiro Marine Life Center, Dungeness River Audubon Center, and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Fourth graders from the Crescent, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, and Sequim school districts spend the day exploring the health of the Peabody Creek watershed. The intern will be integrated into the teaching of this program – teaching watershed concepts, water quality measurements and data collection techniques. Additional field trips on plants, insects, geology, Elwha River Restoration, and ecosystems are offered to classes at varying grade levels on an irregular schedule. Ecosystem Olympic is a program for fourth graders and third graders on the Olympic Peninsula. Each spring rangers from Olympic National Park visit every fourth grade class (3rd grade classes in Port Angeles) on the peninsula to introduce students to the three major ecosystems found in their backyard. Ecosystem Explorations is a follow up field trip for classes that participate in the Ecosystem Olympic classroom program. In the explorations program classes visit one of the ecosystems introduced during the classroom visit for a hands-on exploration or ecosystem concepts. The intern will assist and then present these program to classes on the peninsula. The intern will also assist at local community events and festivals. These may include events such as the Kiwanis Kids Fest, Sequim Irrigation Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival, Lavender Festival, Clallam County Fair, and other smaller community events. At these events the intern will staff the park’s exhibit, answering questions about the park and Elwha River Restoration. Requirements : The successful candidate must possess a valid state driver’s license and be able to pass a background investigation. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school with a biological science, physical science, natural resource management, or education related major. The candidate will be required to work some nights and weekends. Duties are performed inside and outside in a variety of weather conditions. The work is generally not physically demanding, but can require standing for long periods of time and walking short distances over uneven and rough terrain. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in order to assist in setting up the park’s outreach exhibits. Terms of Employment : Two AmeriCorps members will complete a term of service (length dependent on commitment of hours), starting Spring 2019. Starting date is negotiable to accommodate student schedules. Time commitment is a minimum of 900 hours. Program Benefits : $7541.82 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $2,960 education award upon completion of the 900 hours of service and/or position requirements. The living allowance and education award are taxable. The member will also have $800 to cover the cost of relocation and/or applicable trainings. Members are responsible for providing their own housing and food. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal and driving background check. Training : Training includes on-the-job training in the duties of park ranger (interpretation), the resources of Olympic National Park, and on curriculum-based education programs. Free on-line training from a variety of sources will be available to the intern. Training opportunities, job shadowing, etc. with other work groups can be arranged based on intern interest and availability of park staff. To Apply Apply online at conservationintern.org. Contact Andrew Tagge, Internship Coordinator AndrewT@nwyouthcorps.org  if you have any questions. Additional program information can be found at www.nwyouthcorps.org. Additional program information can be found at http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/    The member will not engage in any prohibited activities as stated in the Member Service Agreement. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Northwest Youth Corps Lowell, OR, USA
Apr 19, 2019
Temporary
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is currently recruiting for one position to support fish, aquatic natural resources, and habitat management and restoration at Army Corps Lands in the Willamette Valley Region. The successful candidate will assist with management of aquatic natural resources at the 13 reservoirs in the Willamette Valley Region.   Duties and Responsibilities : While working closely with USACE Aquatic Stewardship staff, intern assists with trapping, tracking and transport of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed fish using rotary screw traps, minnow traps, adult fishways, fish transport trucks and stream surveys. Duties primarily involve traveling to fish traps by truck or boat, netting fish, setting and retrieving minnow traps, identifying fish, weighing, measuring and documenting catch, and clipping fins for genetic samples and/or later identification. Office duties mainly involve data entry into Excel spreadsheets and review of current scientific literature. Approximately 60% of time will be spent monitoring fish passage, 10% preparing equipment, 10% on data entry, 5% cleaning and repairing equipment, 5% on training and meetings, and 10% other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications : Ability to climb stairs, stand for long periods, bend, climb ladders or scaffolds to observe, collect, and record data Ability to use a kayak to reach monitoring sites Work outdoors in remote settings, inclement weather and on rugged terrain / uneven ground Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs Attention to detail Good written and verbal communication skills and a positive attitude Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word Must be comfortable riding in and working from a boat Current driver’s license Willingness to submit to a government background check Desired Qualifications : Knowledge of Northwest natural resources and fish Coursework in fish biology and strong interest in conservation Previous experience using GPS units Duty location : Will report daily to Army Corps office at Lookout Point Dam, Lowell, Oregon. Intern must arrange their own transportation to and from the office. Public transportation opportunities are limited. Field sites may include any of the thirteen reservoirs that make up the Willamette Valley Project and transportation to those sites is normally in a government vehicle driven by a USACE employee. This position may require use of own vehicle (miles reimbursable) during duty hours. Terms of Employment : One AmeriCorps member will serve a term of service starting April 2019. Starting date and hours are negotiable. Time commitment is a minimum of 450 hours from April through September 2019. Program Benefits : A total living allowance of $4,996.69 will be paid for the term of service, dispersed evenly on a monthly basis, followed by a $1,566.14 education award upon completion of the 450 hours of service and/or position requirements. The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are responsible for providing their own housing and food. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal and driving background check. To Apply : Please visit www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/ourprograms/ConservationInterns  and click on “Apply Now” next to the Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Steward position. If you have questions about the position, please contact Andrew Tagge, Internship Coordinator, at andrewt@nwyouthcorps.org  or 541-654-4704. This announcement will remain open until the position is filled. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com