Environmental Assessment Assistants - Invasive Plant Mapping

Help improve our rivers–map invasive aquatic plants this summer!

Environmental Assessment Assistants ; Invasive Plant Mapping
Two Environmental Assessment Assistants will work as a team to map the extent of the invasive water chestnut plant throughout the length of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. The assistants will be trained to use hand-held GPS MobileMappers and will work primarily from kayaks on the rivers. The data will be used to plan and assess the effectiveness of water chestnut removal efforts. The assistants will work with office staff to obtain permission from landowners for access to the river as needed.

Ability to work with the public in a professional manner; ability to work with minimal supervision and in a team; a valid driver’s license and vehicle that can transport a kayak; experience in canoeing or kayaking in bodies of water during inclement weather (strong wind, rain); and enthusiasm for outdoor work. Past experience in plant identification; knowledge of GPS and GIS; and an interest in botany, wildlife, ecology, or related fields are preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Employment Details
Start June 2nd and end by mid-August. $10/hour for up to 230 hours. Mileage will be reimbursed.
How to Apply
Send a letter of interest and resume to: OARS, 23 Bradford Street, Concord MA 01742 or electronically. Closing Date: April 1, 2014.
Read more about the program.

OARS is presently accepting applications for a summer internship in Environmental Education.

Summer Environmental Education Intern:
Environmental intern will assist in teaching hands-on, waterside workshops to children ages 6-10 years old. The Workshops will be offered in Westborough, Marlborough, Wayland/Sudbury, and Framingham. Read more about the program.
High school and/or college student interested in environmental education. Preference will be given to a student with a demonstrated interest in science, the environment, teaching, and working with children. Intern will need to provide their own transportation to and from the OARS office and to the workshop locations. Training will be provided.
Employment Details
This is a part-time paid position, 12 hr/week on average, for 8-10 weeks from late June through mid-August.
How to Apply
Email a cover letter and resume to: OARS office by April 25.
Download a job notice flyer.

Concord, Massachusetts

23 Bradford Street, Concord MA 01742