At Clark Public Utilities, six AmeriCorps members play a vital role in the success of our StreamTeam watershed enhancement and outreach activities. Each member at the utility serves 10.5 months through the Washington Service Corps, promoting community awareness and rehabilitating local watersheds.
AmeriCorps member benefits include professional development opportunities, a monthly stipend, health insurance, loan forbearance and an educational scholarship.
How it Works
AmeriCorps is a national service program through the Corporation for National and Community Service that supports many different service opportunities. Members are placed with local agencies to make the community and environment healthier and safer while increasing their knowledge and skills. They receive extensive training and support for their individual positions, as well as various team training and development opportunities.
Six Positions – Sept 1st, 2017 to July 15th, 2018
- Education and Outreach Specialist
- Restoration Events Coordinator
- Nursery Specialist
- Monitoring Specialist
- Invasive Species Technician
- Restoration Specialist
Qualifications required for these positions:
- 18 or older, at beginning of service (condition of Washington Service Corps).
- U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to office
- Willingness to serve a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends (approximately 20-24 Saturdays per year).
- Willingness to serve outside often on uneven terrain in all weather conditions for the entire work day. Roughly 70-90% of the member’s time will be spent in the field, depending on the season.
- Willingness to operate small engine tools (e.g. brush cutters and weed wackers), with training.
- Ability to drive a large vehicle such as a 15 passenger van and/or four-wheel drive vehicles with attached equipment trailers, with training.
- Positive and flexible attitude with strong service ethic.
- Ability to successfully pass a drug test (random or otherwise).
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
- Strong written and verbal skills, including presentation and public speaking skills.
- Genuine interest in the success and growth of volunteers and the program.
- Dedication to environmental stewardship, passion for habitat restoration.
- Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
- Ability to effectively serve independently and with teams
- Strong organizational skills and self-initiative to prioritize multiple projects
- Flexibility to modify service schedule as needed.
- Regular and reliable attendance.
- Contact Ashley King, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Email resume and cover letter to Ashley King, email@example.com and visit the AmeriCorps.gov website by June 15. Links to the positions are included in each description above.
- Also see Washington Service Corps website for more information about the AmeriCorps program.