2019 Summer Conservation Intern

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The Campbell County Conservation District has one temporary position available. This position is for 15-20 hrs/week for a maximum of 360 hours. Position date between May 20 – August 16, 2019. 

 

Hours:  Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursdays by appointment) 30 min. lunch break – unpaid; one 15-minute rest period for every 4 hours worked, paid time. Hours to be set within the normal operating hours of the districts at time of employment. May also be requested to attend and/or assist with meetings, events or programs during evening and weekend hours. Schedule flexible.  

 

Hourly Salary and Benefits:  Starting salary $10 per hour, paid bi-weekly. No benefits are provided. Employer pays employer portion of Social Security and Medicare and withholds and deposits local, state and federal income taxes as required. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • College Degree (BA or BS) or pursuing degree in a conservation related major (i.e. environmental science, biology, agriculture science, science/agriculture education, geography, etc.) 
  •  A direct working knowledge of conservation issues as they apply to our natural resources  
  • Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and energetic manner to a variety of audiences  
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office   
  • Work well within a team: respect and support initiative of others; communicate in a timely and candid manner with team members  
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs  
  • Ability to work in the outdoors during inclement weather  
  • Familiar with ArcMap and GIS is preferred   
  • Be available on some weekends and evenings  
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance 

 

Job Description: District Intern will assist the District Coordinator in activities that support the work of the Conservation District.  

 

Duties include, but not limited to: 

 

 Technical Support (30%) 

  •  Assist with technical conservation practices including site visits to local landowners  
  • Assist with property management on two conservation area properties (i.e. trail maintenance and design, etc.)  
  • Work with GIS to create maps for District use 

 

Administration (20%)  

  • Attend Board meetings and sub-committee meetings; assist with notes and meeting minutes  
  • Attend trainings identified by the Board and District Coordinator that would be beneficial to your job duties  
  • Assist Administrative Secretary with District files, reports and other designated task (e.g. County Agricultural Investment Program, Agricultural Districts, etc.)  
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Education and Programming (30%)  

  • Assist with planning, facilitation, and cleanup of special events and community programs (e.g. Backroads Farm Tour, Field Days, Workshops, Conservation Day, etc.) 
  • Prepare the necessary materials for promotional displays, newsletters, blogs, and social media promotion  
  • Assist in designing educational programs to benefit our local schools and community  

 

Independent Study (20%)  

  • Complete a research study for a possible program or project that would be beneficial to the Conservation District and the promotion of our purpose/mission   
  • Present a brief final presentation to the Conservation District Staff and Board of Supervisors at the August Board meeting  

 

 

Deadline for application – March 22, 2019 

Send resume, cover letter and references to:    

Campbell County Conservation District 

Attn: Amy Winkler, District Coordinator 

8350 East Main Street, Alexandria, KY 41001 

859-635-9587 

amy.winkler@campbellkyconservation.org 

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