Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Team Member
Agency: Great Basin Institute
Location: Bullhead City, AZ
Salary: AmeriCorps Living Stipend: $4,600
JOB TYPE: Internship
Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting (2) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Outreach Team Member Intern to learn about and participate in activities focused on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational watercraft. This internship also provides the opportunity to work on multiple projects including resource management and education at the park. During the main boating season (May-September), the AIS outreach intern will educate the boating public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and water safety, as well as gain skills and knowledge about the natural and cultural resources at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This position is assigned to be a member on a small team operating at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Kathrine Landing. This position will be performing a variety of duties including (1) Working as part of a diverse outreach team providing exceptional education messages about aquatic invasive species to public audiences; (2) Facilitating visitor contacts to create understanding of park resources, aquatic invasive species, and boater safety and responsibility; (3) Supporting resource management activities (e.g., water sampling); and (4) Encouraging visitors to uphold the mission of the National Park Service.
• Dedication to the position and the AmeriCorps Service Contract; • Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented; • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities; • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse public in a variety of forums; • Skilled in meeting and dealing with people. Ability to deal professional with a diverse range of people in a variety of situations, including maintaining a professional demeanor and using sound judgement when faced with stressful, controversial, unprecedented, and/or emergency situations that have the potential for reflecting negatively on the agency. Must know when to defer escalating situations to law enforcement, or next in line of chain of command. • Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required; • Willing to learn general knowledge of Lake Mead National Recreation Area operations, the National Park Service Mission, and the relationship of the park’s use and management program. • Willing to learn about aquatic species threats, biology, transport and abatement. • Some college education, desirable but not required; • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; • Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; • . • Willing to learn about aquatic species threats, biology, transport and abatement. • Willing to learn about the various laws, agency policies, rules, and regulations which apply to the protection of park resources and specific knowledge of the Federal, Park, and State laws pertaining to the transport of invasive species. • Willing to learn about the natural and cultural resources of the park, (e.g., vegetation, wildlife communities, water resources, historic structure and artifacts), and the minimum impact and safety requirements for each permitted activity. • Willing to learn about the types and extent of emergency operations which are carried out in the park and the skills and ability to apply, in a variety of emergency situations, the methods and techniques involved. • Ability to take direction, communicate, and work with others as a member of a team. • Ability to follow set procedures and systematic methods for a variety of tasks. • Knowledge on safety and risk management procedures applicable to the position.
Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=TAM&req=2018-ACI-029
Contact: Simone Maule (360) 440-3924; [email protected]