Local recruitment: WaterCorps Member - Navajo Department of Water Resources (Water Management Branch)

Conservation Legacy

Fort Defiance, AZ, USA 🇺🇸

Category: Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location: Fort Defiance, Arizona

Tracking Code: 4054-984

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Navajo Department of Water Resources – Water Management Branch

Position Description: WaterCrops Member

Length:Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time (40 hours a week)
Location:Fort Defiance, Arizona
Living Allowance:$600 per week
AmeriCorps Award:Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,246.50 (pre-tax).
Start Date:Mid-May
Application Due Date:Preference given to applicants that submit application by March 31, 2023
Title of PositionWaterCorps Member

Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

Stewards in partnership with the Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources – Water Management Branch are seeking an intern who will work on projects to gather field data that will quantify and characterize the water resources on the Navajo Nation.

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Work requires field investigations and data collection over rough terrain in all weather conditions.
  • Field work to collect topographic and bathymetric surveying data to model lakes on the Navajo Nation to quantify storage capacity
  • Field work to collect Navajo Nation crop inventory data of irrigated farms located along the San Juan River in New Mexico
  • Work with geospatial data in Trimble Business Center and using ArcGIS
  • Collect precipitation, stream gauging, and snow survey data to assist the Navajo Nation
  • Prepare draft technical reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Highschool Diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license with a good driving history
  • You must be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps State & National direct Service programs (must not have served more than 4 terms in AmeriCorps).
  • You must be available to work a 40-hour week for the 26-week term that starts mid-May 2023.
  • You must be between 18 and 34 years of age.
  • You must be a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe, Band, or Village; Alaska Native; or meet one of the following descriptions:
    • Persons who possess at least one-half degree Indian blood derived from Tribes Indigenous to the United States.
    •  Descendants of Members of Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes, Bands or Communities who were residing on any Indian Reservation on June 1, 1934 – shown by completing BIA Form 4432.
  • Pursuant to CAU-48-21, the Navajo Nation established a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for all Navajo Nation government employees. Employees must be fully vaccinated and received a booster shot. Employees who are not fully vaccinated, for any reason, against COVID-19 are required to provide documentation to their supervisor that the employee has tested negative for COVID-19 every fourteen days.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants with science related degrees and an interest in environmental issues
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Basic Water Rescue certification
  • Applicants whom have successfully completed Geographic Information System (GIS) college courses


  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,246.50 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)
  • Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention Training

How to Apply

Apply on-line at: https://form.jotform.com/StewardsIPP/WaterCorps-member-application. In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

If selected to be a WaterCorps member at the Navajo Department of Water Resources – Water Management Branch, an additional Navajo Nation employment application maybe necessary to be submitted for employment with the Navajo Nation.

If you have questions about this position please contact Sierra Miller, Stewards Program Coordinator, at smiller@conservationlegacy.org.

Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

This position is located in Fort Defiance, AZ. View the Google Map in full screen.




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