WSP Corpsmember – Fisheries & Restoration Technician

California Conservation Corps Watershed Stewards Program in partnership with AmeriCorps

About the organization

The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is dedicated to improving watershed health by actively engaging in restoration science, civic service, and community education while empowering the next generation of environmental stewards.

WSP does this by placing its Corpsmembers with scientists (Mentors) at environmental organizations (Placement Sites) around the state to assist with watershed data collection and analysis, as well as restoration project development and maintenance. Ultimately, Corpsmembers serve with WSP to help bring threatened and endangered salmonids back to healthy populations by improving watershed health.

WSP Corpsmembers also provide watershed education to students at lower-income public schools using the program’s watershed science curriculum. They also recruit community volunteers to tackle watershed projects that local organizations might not otherwise have the resources to complete.

Duties

Corpsmembers may assist in the coordination and implementation of projects including, but not limited to:

• Field Data Collection – habitat typing, spawner surveys, snorkel surveys, trawling, seining, screw trap monitoring, water quality monitoring, etc.
• In-Channel Restoration – installing large woody debris or off-channel ponds, removing fish barriers
• Invasive Removal – removing non-native plant or aquatic species
• Riparian Restoration/ Revegetation – planting/ propagating native plant species
• Water Conservation – install water catchment systems or rainwater gardens/ sheet mulching
• Project Maintenance – monitor for effectiveness, weed abatement and watering existing plants
• Data Management – DIDSON data review, data entry and analysis, literature review and research development, GIS mapping

Qualifications

• Upper age limit of 32 by start of program year
• High school diploma or its equivalent
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien
• Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check
• Possess or be willing to obtain a California Driver’s License with a clean driving record (No more than 2 points on CA driver’s record)
• Experience in conducting watershed restoration, conducting environmental surveys, or analyzing scientific data
• Interest in environmental education and volunteer management
• Willing and able to relocate to Placement Site community (relocation expenses are not provided)
• Ability to pass a pre-enrollment physical based on this Position Analysis (reasonable accommodation can be requested with appropriate documentation)

Salary

$2,814 monthly living stipend, plus benefits ($10,000 edu. award, medical, uniform/ field gear, site sharing, etc.)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

First Time Applicants:

1) Complete the Year 31 WSP Application and upload your one-page resume and cover letter.

2) Email two letters of recommendation to [email protected] – These may be submitted on your behalf or by the applicant.

DUE to WSP by June 30, 2024

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