Lake Champlain Basin 2014 Climate Change Internship- Lowell, MA, US.
Organization: NE Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Position Title: Lake Champlain Basin 2014 Climate Change Internship
Location: Lowell, MA, US.
Hours and Compensation: paid.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2014
BACKGROUND: The Lake Champlain Basin Program and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) are seeking part-time boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive aquatic invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2014.
JOB SUMMARY: Boat Launch Stewards will be trained to interact with the public, record and electronically enter lake-user information, greet visitors to Lake Champlain and familiarize the public with invasive species information, and handle contentious situations. Stewards will be requested to work eight-hour days up to thirty-two hours per week at select boat launches around Lake Champlain from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend. Stewards will be required to work most weekends. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated during this period.
QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will be well organized and have excellent communication skills, experience speaking with the public, demonstrated data collection and recording skills, proficiency using Microsoft Excel, and field work experience. Basic familiarity with boaters, anglers, and recreational equipment will be useful. Highly motivated individuals with familiarity with invasive species and/or water recreation experience are encouraged to apply.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Boat Launch Stewards are required to attend a paid three day training session May 19 – 21 at Paul Smith’s College and at the Lake Champlain Basin Program office, located in the town of Paul Smiths, New York and Grand Isle, Vermont respectively.
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