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Public Involvement AmeriCorps Member – Ohio River Basin Corps

The Public Involvement AmeriCorps Member will be an active participant in the implementation of conservation projects alongside students, residents, other conservation agencies and a variety of other public constituents. This person will assist with the preparation and delivery of existing programs and the development of new or additional programming. Conservation programs can vary from traditional classroom style programs to scientific data collection. Due to the variety of programs delivered, this position will involve a mix of outdoor fieldwork including but not limited to: wading in streams, handling fish and other aquatic life, public speaking, educational content creation and managing data and spreadsheets. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working outdoors and have an interest in environmental education.


  • Participate in fish community field surveys using Ohio Environmental Protection Agency electrofishing techniques
  • Collection/management/analysis of data from fish community and habitat surveys
  • Preparation of sampling reports to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Manage program equipment inventories
  • Create environmental education aides and activities
  • Possibly provide public education presentations
  • Collaborate with outside organizations
  • Possibly produce or assist in production of web, print &/or video content
  • Assist in staffing public event displays on weekends and evenings
  • Assist with coordination of Master Rain Gardener program
  • Attend and assist with Regional Watershed Network meetings


  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on excel
  • Experience working with Google Suite and Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Experience doing data analysis and managing data sets
  • Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and energetic manner to a variety of audiences
  • Work well within a team: respect and support initiatives of others; communicate in a timely and professional manner with team members, project partners, and supervisors
  • A direct working knowledge of watersheds and how humans can impact them
  • A direct working knowledge of conservation issues as they apply to natural resources
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds and carry over uneven surfaces
  • Willingness to work outside, at times, in inclement weather and in streams
  • Be available on some weekends and evenings (seasonally on a weekly to monthly basis)
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background and criminal investigation check.
  • A valid driver’s license, insurance and a good driving record is required

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