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2024 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 a part-time Aquatic Invasive Species Greeter for the Summer, 2024 season. Here is your opportunity to learn about Aquatic Invasive (Nuisance) Species and help protect our natural environment.



This position is grant-funded (the pay is $15/hour) and will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Your workplace is located at one of three boat launches on the Waterbury Reservoir. You will be required to work both weekend days (approximately 16 hours/week); 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.

· Inspecting 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. https://www.friendsofwaterburyres.org waterburyres@gmail.com

PO Box 341, Waterbury Center, VT 05677.


If you have questions that need answering, feel free to call 802-760-8142.


Job Type: Part-time; Salary: $15.00 per hour

Schedule: 8-hour shift; Weekend availability;

Work Location: In person- one of three boat launches on the Waterbury Reservoir










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