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Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards
NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and are seeking part-time boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2020 and to inspect and decontaminate vessels as appropriate.
Boat Launch Stewards will be trained to greet visitors to Lake Champlain and familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species information, enter lake-user information on mobile tablets, and inspect watercraft, trailers, and recreational equipment for aquatic organisms. Stewards will also be trained to conduct hot water high pressure decontaminations as needed and to set up, operate, break down, and properly store the decontamination units. Stewards will be required to work eight-hour days for approximately forty hours per week Thursday through Monday and holidays at select boat launches around Lake Champlain from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend; weekend work is required. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated.
The successful candidate will be well organized and have excellent communication skills, experience speaking with the public, demonstrated data collection and recording, familiarity with invasive species, and field work experience. Candidates will be comfortable working in the field and have the physical capability to inspect trailered watercraft. Experience operating watercraft and /or motorized equipment and basic familiarity with boaters, anglers, and recreational equipment will be useful. Highly motivated individuals with familiarity with aquatic invasive species and/or water recreation experience are encouraged to apply. Driver’s license required.
Send a resume, letter of interest including a description of relevant experience, and the names and contact information of two or more references by Friday, March 20, 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email subject line, please reference position #20-LCBP-001.
Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Steward
Grand Isle and Burlington, Vermont
NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) are seeking a creative steward to work with LCBP’s Education and Outreach team on a variety of projects. The steward will staff LCBP outreach events, including evening and weekend hours, from mid-May through September.
The Outreach Steward will expand outreach programming to State parks, summer camps, lake and river events, upper reaches of the watershed and downtown locations to answer questions about Lake Champlain and offer opportunities for citizen action. The LCBP Outreach Steward should be able to discuss a variety of watershed issues with the public and provide resources for getting involved or changing behavior to benefit the watershed.
The successful candidate will have solid communication skills along with attention to detail. Coursework or demonstrated passionate interest in Lake Champlain and watershed issues covered in the 2018 State of the Lake report desired. The ability to interact positively with the public at informal outreach events and in the LCBP Resource Room required. Photography skills a plus. Completion of at least junior year of college recommended.
Send cover letter and résumé in .pdf or Microsoft Word format by Friday, March 20, 2020 to email@example.com. Please reference position number 20-LCBP-002 in the subject line.