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The Bainbridge Island Land Trust protects and preserves private property as well as acquires land for parks and trails.

Employment Opportunities

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust is actively looking to hire a WA State AmeriCorps Stewardship and Volunteer Associate. Application deadline is June 30, 2014.

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust's mission is to preserve and steward the diverse natural environment of Bainbridge Island for the benefit of all. The  Land Trust works in three programmatic areas: land protection, land stewardship, and community education/outreach. The Community Land Stewardship Program supports BILT's focused work of land protection, resource data collection, stewardship, volunteer recruitment and public engagement that are tied to protecting or improving important habitats and natural resources on Bainbridge Island. The sevice corps member's service will include: recruiting, training and coordinating and tracking volunteers of all ages to assist the Land Trust in a number of stewardship and outreach activities.  The AmeriCorps position helps co-manage and expand the fall/summer intensive Student Conservation Corps (SCoCo), as well as  assist with performing restoration actions on conservation lands including tasks associated with the monitoring, stewarding, restoring or improving 48 conservation easements and 7 Trust-owned properties and help collect natural resource data. The AmeriCorps member will gain experience using GIS technology through field work. Additionally, the service corps member will assist with "stream type assessments" - a new island wide endeavor in partnership with Wild Fish Conservancy.

Qualifications for the position include: computer competency in Microsoft Word and Excel; competency (preferred) or at least basic familiarity with use of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) software and equipment; excellent verbal and written communication skills; good interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively with people of many different backgrounds; sound health and physical fitness sufficient to regularly traverse rough terrain, perform physically demanding weed removal and restoration activities, and perform outdoor work in a variety of weather and conditions; basic navigation skills; good problem solving skills.  Skills in field ecology, ecological monitoring, management of agricultural lands, and/or wildlife habitat management are desirable.  Service member must have valid driver's license and auto insurance and a reliable vehicle.  (Will be reimbursed for mileage.)  Must be available for some evening and weekend work. 

 

For a complete job description, read more here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=55966&fromSearch=true

You are required to apply through the AmeriCorps website. The Application is due by June 30, not July 15 as noted on the AmeriCorps website. To go to the application, follow this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do

What is AmeriCorps? Read here for a general overview of the AmeriCorps National Service Program: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/im-ready-serve

 

 

 

 

 

 


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