[env-trinity] Fw: WRTC Program Assistant

Tom Stokely tstokely at att.net
Fri Oct 30 10:10:12 PDT 2015

On Thursday, October 29, 2015 1:09 PM, Piper McDaniel <piper at thewatershedcenter.com> wrote:

 Hello all,
The Watershed Center is seeking a temporary, part-time Watershed Restoration and Forest Health Program Assistant. Position will be 32 hours per week, last 3-6 months, and pay $15-$17 per hour depending on experience. Work will entail a variety of fieldwork and program support activities, offering a great opportunity for learning as well as exposure to different WRTC projects.  
We are able to fund this position  through the Smart Business Resource Center, which has restrictions for eligibility-- the main eligibility requirement specifies that applicants must have been unemployed for 15 of the last 26 weeks, and are not are not employed elsewhere. For a complete list of requirements, see the full job description below or find the attached job post. 

Because of the additional eligibility requirements, we are seeking help getting the word out about this position-- please share this with those you know who might be interested in a great short-term work opportunity. 
Thank you, 

Job Description 

The Watershed Center is seeking a temporary Watershed Restoration and Forest Health Program Assistant. Position will entail a variety of fieldwork and program support activities. Fieldwork will include stream and forest stand monitoring, data collection, cruising and marking timber, hiking, and vegetation management. Program support will entail data entry and management, cartography, spatial analysis, organizing and facilitating volunteer events, and support with planning and project maintenance. Desired skills/qualifications include: Plant identification, propagation and cultivation experienceAbility to learn timber cruising and timber markingAbility to operate a professional GPS unitComputer savvy, knowledge of Excel and WordArc GIS knowledge desiredBasic understanding of forest and riparian ecosystemsAbility to learn and use field tools (compass, clinometer, etc.)Ability to hike steep terrain and complete physically demanding tasks This is a temporary position.  Hours will be 32 hours per week, and work is expected to last 3-6 months. Pay rate: $15-$17 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Piper at the Watershed Center by emailing piper at thewatershedcenter.com with Program Assistant as the subject line, by mail to P.O. Box 356, Hayfork, CA 96041, or bringing your application to the Watershed Center office at 98 Clinic Ave in Hayfork. Application Deadline: Open until filled Eligibility Requirements: This position is funded through a Smart Center employment program, and has unique requirements for eligibility. To be eligible for this position you must:   
   - Be at least 18 years of age.
   - Meet one of the following criteria:
a.       Have been unemployed 15 out of the previous 26 weeks.b.       OR have been affected by the drought with a reduction in hours with your current employment.c.        OR have been laid-off from employment due to the drought.d.       OR reside in a household that has been directed affected by the drought.   
   - Hold a valid driver’s license.
   - Be able to successfully pass a drug screening.
   - Be a resident of Trinity County during your employment.

*If you think you may qualify, but aren’t certain, please contact Piper at the Watershed Center Office 530-628-4206 for help determining your eligibility. 

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