AmeriCorps Regulatory Program Member

Length Full-time, 6 months long
Location Locations in Philippi, Charleston, and Oak Hill, WV
Living Allowance $300 week
AmeriCorps Award AmeriCorps member are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.  Value of the education award is $2,775.
Ages 18+
Start Date Positions starting January 6th
Application Due Date Preference will be given to Applications received on or before Dec. 9th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Basics

The Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) and AmeriCorps have partnered to support the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP).  SCC is looking to place 3 OSM/AmeriCorps Members with the WVDEP to qualified members wanting to gain experience in this field.  The OSM/AmeriCorps Regulatory Mining Program is intended to develop an approach to introducing recent college graduates to state surface coal mining regulatory work in a carefully-mentored environment for a 6 month period while completing important projects focused on environmental stewardship.   AmeriCorps is a national service organization, connecting thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to serve their communities.

 

Participant Tasking Examples

GIS Mapping, CAD conversions & Geodatabase Development

Permit Application Reviews

Watershed Health Assessments

Remote Sensing Technical Support

Environmental Database Creation or Conversion

 

Location

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

-Philippi, WV

-Oak Hill, WV

-Charleston, WV

 

About the Position

-6 month term of service

-Benefits include the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,775 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of the Program

-Annual living allowance of $7,800, paid bi-weekly

-Mentored by and work directly with WVDEP personnel

-Professional development in the form of teamwork, communication, responsibility, understanding of SRA operations and other essential life skills

 

Requirements

- Due to the nature of the projects, experience in one of the following areas is helpful: AutoCad, GIS and/or biological database management        

-Must be at least 18 years old and an US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States

-Must possess or be working towards a B.A./B.S. degree in a physical or natural sciences field (Geography, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Science/Studies, Forestry, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Mining, Planning – Natural Resource emphasis, Computer Science/Information Technology, or related field)

-Strong oral and written communications skills

-Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite required

-For GIS positions, experience with GPS usage, database management, and GIS mapping are preferred

-Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as part of a larger team

-Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

-Possession of a current valid driver’s license is required at the time of hire. This work may require the use of manual and automatic four-wheel-drive vehicles during all times of the year, driving and field work in varying weather conditions, and solitary travel to somewhat remote areas

-Physical activity may be required at some sites

-Regulatory Program members will be required to submit quarterly reports and a final report during their 6 months of service

 

How to Apply

Please apply on-line at: https://corpspositions.silkroad.com/sccorpscext/EmploymentListings.html
-Please click-on the “AmeriCorps Regulatory Program Member” box

 

Contact Michael Rendon, Environmental Stewards Program Director

970-403-0149 mrendon@sccorps.org

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