U.S. nationals: Watershed Conservation

Indiana, PA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking one Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps member to work within the watershed conservation program for a total of 300 hours. The position offers a stipend and Ed award. The service member will work under the supervision of assigned watershed conservation staff.

Position Duration:  April 4, 2020 – August 8, 2020

Location:  1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101, Indiana, Pa. 15701

Job Description:  The service member will assist with implementing a variety of watershed restoration projects and aquatic surveys, in close coordination with watershed conservation staff. Duties will include assisting with:

  • Water quality monitoring and assessment;
  • Watershed restoration, including riparian tree plantings and instream habitat projects;
  • Volunteer training;
  • Biological survey work focusing on macroinvertebrates, various fish species, freshwater mussels and hellbender salamanders is possible;
  • Delivering educational programs to watershed conservation program constituents, including K-12 programs; and
  • Extensive overnight travel (required).


  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in biology, watershed science, stream ecology, environmental studies or a related field;
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision;
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel;
  • Ability to travel to various worksites and a willingness to work some evenings, weekends and overnight trips as needed;
  • Ability to conduct field research in remote locations is essential;
  • Ability to traverse rugged terrain while carrying at least 50 pounds of sampling gear in a variety of weather conditions is essential; and
  • Ability to assist with strenuous physical duties, including heavy lifting and using hand/power tools to complete construction activities, is required.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list AmeriCorps Service Member in the subject line. The application deadline is March 1, 2020.