NOW HIRING: BAYKEEPER PATROL AMERICORPS MEMBER
Mobile Baykeeper is hiring an AmeriCorps Member through the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services to build capacity in the Baykeeper Patrol Program. This program directly supports Mobile Baykeeper’s mission and helps us achieve clean water, clean air, and healthy communities for the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.
1) Baykeeper Patrol Program
The Baykeeper Patrol Program researches local pollution problems to improve water quality, reduce impacts from stormwater, sewer, and/or industrial pollution. AmeriCorps Members will work in target areas of Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Core activities include conducting site inspections, patrolling local waterways, assisting with comment letters and policy issues, investigating citizen concerns, collecting water quality samples, documenting environmental pollution, and creating environmental issue fact sheets. AmeriCorps Members will receive experience with environmental issues including stormwater, sewer, and industrial pollution, state and federal regulations and permit reviews and gain skills in field sampling techniques.
Knowledge of and commitment to environmental protection.
Background of study and/or experience in Environmental Science/Studies, Environmental Policy, Resource Management, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or related field.
Strong critical and analytical thinking skills.
Experience conducting tests and field investigations to obtain data.
Ability to utilize knowledge of agriculture, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, and engineering principles and applied technologies.
Ability to learn chemical and physical laboratory and field tests according to prescribed standards using field and chemical laboratory equipment.
Superb written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.
Ability to understand and process technical processes and policy information.
Ability to lift 50 lbs and feel comfortable carrying heavy items.
Comfortable working in adverse environmental conditions for long hours.
Ability to fill out data forms in the field and compiling data in tabular and graphical form.
Experience with Microsoft-based products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Ability to learn new software/applications quickly.
AmeriCorps Members must meet all eligibility requirements in 45 CFR §2522.200(a).
AmeriCorps Members must meet all Mobile Baykeeper and AmeriCorps clearance and background check requirements. Members agree to provide information to establish eligibility and to complete a National Criminal History Check as outlined in 45 CFR §2522.202.
It is preferred that the applicant has received a bachelor’s degree or is currently working toward a degree.
To apply: Please go to the Google form here and upload a resume, cover letter, and a color copy of current driver's license. For questions, call the Mobile Baykeeper office at 251-433-4229 or email Program Director Cade Kistler at email@example.com.
Mobile Baykeeper offers internships to both college students and recent college graduates. All internships are unpaid. Hours and days are flexible based on class schedules and other outside commitments. Though we offer different types of internships, interns should expect to gain a broad understanding of the different aspects that make up a non-profit organization. Internships may be tailored to fit the interests and desired experience to be gained from the intern. Some weekend and evening hours may be required.
Mobile Baykeeper currently offers the following internships:
Program Internship Positions: Policy and Legal Intern, Patrol & Monitoring Intern, GIS & Compliance Intern, and Laboratory Intern.
Education & Outreach Internship Positions: Education & Outreach Intern (Graduate Student Level) and Education & Outreach Intern (College Student Level).
Development and Communications Internship Positions: Development Intern, Membership Intern, Grants Intern, Communications Intern, and Video Intern.