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2023 Job Opening: Aquatic Invasive Species Greeter

Are you interested in a part-time summer job? Are you interested in environmental science? Are you a Citizen Scientist? Do you love the Waterbury Reservoir?

The Friends of Waterbury Reservoir is hiring part-time Aquatic Invasive Species Greeters for the Summer, 2023 season. Here is your opportunity to learn about Aquatic Invasive (Nuisance) Species and help protect our natural environment.

The positions are grant-funded and will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They require individuals to work one day a weekend (approximately 8 hours); as well as attend an Agency of Natural Resources training program this spring (about 4 to 6 hours, date and time yet to be determined). The trainings include up-to-date information about the program and professional development techniques.

Some of the topics you will learn about include:

- Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, and the importance of spread prevention. - Access area rules and regulations, invasive species laws. - Tips on delivering invasive species messages and interacting with the public. - How to inspect watercraft and data collection methods.

Boat Access Greeter Duties:

- Approaching and interacting with boaters. - Meeting, greeting, and informing the public. - Inspecting watercraft. - Identifying and handling suspicious specimens. - Collecting and reporting data. - Distributing educational material on aquatic invasive species.

Qualifications include:

- Ability to be assertive while maintaining a congenial attitude. - A desire to educate and inform the public. - Enthusiasm and appreciation for the natural world. - Know how to have fun and enjoy this wonderful resource.

How to apply:

Send a letter of interest and resume; include why you are interested in joining us.

PO Box 341, Waterbury Center, VT 05677.


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