Multiple Positions Open Throughout Montana-Big Sky Watershed



Primary duties of the Big Sky Watershed Corps Member (CM) include working

with the Host Site staff to complete tasks related to project design and

implementation, community outreach and education, volunteer generation and

management and reporting functions.  The CM works under the direct

supervision of the Host Site Supervisor and the Big Sky Watershed Corps

Program Manager to ensure successful completion of program objectives.  The

CM is an AmeriCorps Member and is entitled to the benefit package offered to

all AmeriCorps Members

BSWC members develop projects to protect local water resources, such as

watershed inventories, stream and riparian restoration, re-vegetation

projects, drought planning, water quality/quantity monitoring, riparian

fencing, river clean-ups, abandoned mine reclamation, and irrigation

improvements. BSWC members also promote watershed health and natural

resource conservation through outreach and education. They engage with local

communities through lessons in schools, community field days, workshops, and

trainings. They develop curriculum, focus on issues with local solutions,

implement outreach initiatives, and organize public meetings and events for

community stakeholders. BSWC members consistently engage volunteers for

training and events that relate to watershed health and protection. Members

also develop a skilled and influential recurring volunteer-base to support

local efforts.

Term of Service: 1/8/18-11/16/18

Living Stipend: $557 biweekly

Education Award: $5,815 upon successful completion of the program

Required Qualifications:

.             College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in watershed,

agriculture, environment, or education related field.

.             Effective written and oral communication skills.

.             Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass a

motor vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

.             Previous watershed-related experience, fieldwork, data

collection & analysis or plan development.

.             Previous teaching or volunteer management experience.

.                 Proven ability to work with a diverse group of



.             Work with Host Site staff to develop and implement

watershed-related field projects.

.             Assist Host Site staff in the completion of watershed-related


.             Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects;

ensure participant safety on all projects.

.             Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint

presentations) to use in community presentations.

.             Conduct community outreach to educate community stakeholders

about watershed-related issues.

.             Work with schools and/or youth groups to develop field

projects or educational presentations.

.             Maintain accurate personnel, safety and project records.

.             Complete and submit required program reports in a timely


.             Help complete and submit relevant grants.

.             Help develop and write watershed-related plans, proposals and


The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) is an AmeriCorps program created through

collaboration between the Montana Conservation Corps, the Montana Watershed

Coordination Council and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of

Montana.  The BSWC utilizes community based initiatives to protect, preserve

and restore local watersheds throughout Montana.

Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds

are strongly encouraged to apply.  We provide reasonable accommodations for

qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer

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