We sent you another email.

Clean Water Services - Water Resources Technician

Confluence Environmental Center
No listings recruiting at this time

The Water Resources Technician position is a partnership between Confluence Environmental Center, AmeriCorps Program and Clean Water Services to engage low-income and/or diverse populations in ecological enhancement and education activities. This position will build on the success of previous AmeriCorps Members and will coordinate Tree for All activities within identified Community Engagement Corridors. Tree for All is designed to educate community Members, especially youth, about ecological enhancement, and engage them in multiple phases of stream function projects, including plant propagation, site evaluation and preparation, planting, and stewardship activities. Technician responsibilities will include: identifying and evaluating potential work areas (10%); building partnerships with schools and community groups (20%); conducting outreach to target communities (20%); and leading educational and volunteer activities such as native tree planting (30%). The Member will participate in Confluence led leadership development activities which include: Leadership Development Program, Change Agent Project, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development opportunities (20%).

Service Activities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (to include, but not limited to):
• • Understand ecological enhancement activities on selected project sites, communicate them to neighbors and community groups doing field activities, and align volunteer activities with ecological enhancement plans and contractor efforts to foster site stewardship.
• Provide training and technical support to community groups interested in learning about or implementing ecological enhancement projects.
• Develop and coordinate hands-on education activities with youth.
• Attend non-profit partners’ community planting events.
• Identify new community groups with which the District can partner, and expand the number of volunteer events sponsored by the District.
• Attend trainings supplied by the District and its partners at the suggestion of support team.
• Complete and submit all necessary Confluence/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner; abide by program policies; attend and complete all training and service requirements.

Community Need Addressed

Advancing Environmental Justice

Position Outcomes

Volunteer Generation
Youth Engagement
Adult Education
Underserved Communities


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

$100 Training Fund

Skills you will gain

Develop increased understand and sensitivity around issues of equity and environmental justice.

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth, Environment
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Local Government Agency
  • Weekly Training Hours 8

Hosted By