U.S. nationals: New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program

NJ, United States
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15 August 2020
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Twenty (20) Watershed Ambassadors serve from partner host agency locations, with one located in each of New Jersey’s Watershed Management Areas (WMAs). From Sussex to Cape May counties, Ambassadors provide direct service to their local communities. NJWAP serves with all sectors of society to improve the quality of New Jersey’s waterways, nurturing community-based environmental activities and empowering residents to make responsible and informed decisions regarding their watershed by: Educating the public on watershed science and encouraging them to get involved in local stewardship actions; Implementing community green infrastructure and stewardship projects through partnering with local organizations and community volunteers; and Conducting habitat and biological assessments following DEP monitoring protocol to monitor the health of their WMA’s streams. Throughout the Program, Members grow professionally and interpersonally. Extensive training in highly sought-after skills in the environmental field is provided, including ArcGIS, fieldwork experience, grant writing, project management, and science communication. Members exit prepared to further their career in the environmental field. A driver’s license and reliable vehicle for field assignments are required. Interested applicants for the 2020-2021 Program should apply via the My AmeriCorps portal by Aug. 14, 2020, including a statement in your application with an indication of your 2 preferred WMAs. Please note: This is a rolling admission. Admission contingent on the DEP receiving the grant award. For more information on program requirements for the 2020-2021 term, please visit our website for a full position description:https://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bears/recruitment.htm