West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is hiring two temporary, at will, non-exempt, part-time Field Interns for spring through fall of 2018. Ideally, both interns will start in early April and work through September. These six-month internships are designed to provide experience to students and recent graduates in the areas of field monitoring, invasive species management, habitat restoration, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, water quality data collection, stormwater management, forest stewardship and agricultural best management practices on private land.
The interns are highly important to permanent staff who depend on their support in completing tasks and projects. The position is a mix of field and regular office work, with a majority of work in spring and late summer through early fall occurring outdoors and a midsummer period where indoor office work is more common. Field work includes invasive and native plant inventories, weed control (including use of herbicides), GIS and water quality data collection, and monitoring in the form of vegetation and pollinator surveys. This work occurs on farmland and forest land. Office work involves data entry, mapping with ArcGIS, administrative tasks, special projects and planning involving the natural resource management issues listed above.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Passion for the District’s mission to conserve and protect soil and water resources for people, wildlife, and the environment.
• Motivation to help with conservation projects on private farm and forest lands working closely with other District staff as well as working independently on specific projects.
• An enthusiasm to interact with diverse communities and individuals in a welcoming and respectful way.
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