This page is for job postings from conservation organizations that are commenserate with the SWCS mission. Examples are postings for Conservation District positions. State and Federal postings may also be included, if appropriate. Postings are only done by the site administrator.
CHIPPEWA LUCE MACKINAC
The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District is happy to announce they are now accepting applications for a Watershed Coordinator.
The purpose of the position will be to coordinate the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to reduce/eliminate nutrient loading caused by livestock manure within the Munuscong River Watershed. The coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the program including contacting landowners, writing and implementing landowner agreements, providing outreach on individual BMP’s, coordinating construction activities, producing outreach materials, organizing quarterly steering committee meetings, organizing public outreach meetings, permit compliance, and technical reporting. The selected candidate will be based in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with work happening in the Munuscong watershed centered in Pickford, Michigan. Duties will be performed under the supervision of the CLMCD Executive Director.
For position details and instructions on how to apply please visit their website at www.clmcd.org/jobs.
Application materials are due by March 13, 2020 by 4:30pm or until position is filled, preference will be given to applications received by that date. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared to interview the week of March 23rd – 27th, 2020 with a required start date of April 6th, 2020 or April 13th, 2020.
For additional information or details please contact Mike McCarthy by email at email@example.com. (Posted 2/18/20)
ILLINOIS - INDIANA SEA GRANT
2020 Summer Internship Program
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has four positions available for the 2020 Summer Internship Program. Successful applicants will work closely with IISG staff on issues affecting the Great Lakes. These paid internships can include research, communications and outreach components. Applicants may also have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of their specific internship duties.
Internships are available in the following areas:
· Great Lakes Communications
· Great Lakes Revitalization
· Sustainable Communities
· Water Pricing
Application packets are due on March 6, 2020. Interns will be paid $15 per hour. Interns through Purdue University will work up to 37.5 hours per week for 12 weeks. Interns through University of Illinois will work up to 37.5 hours for 10 and no more than 28 hours for 2 additional weeks.
Applicants can be enrolled in or recently graduated from any U.S. institution of higher learning, and chosen interns will be paid as student employees of Purdue University or University of Illinois. Some travel and/or weekend work may be expected. Interns are responsible for the cost of housing plus transportation to and from their work place. Work-related travel will be funded by the intern’s Sea Grant supervisor. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the end of March. Internships are expected to start in May and will end in August.
For detailed information on position descriptions and application requirements, read the 2020 Summer Internship Program document.
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