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WNY PRISM is Now Hiring for All 2023 Seasonal Positions!

WNY PRISM is hiring 3 Invasive Species Management Assistants, 1 Education and Outreach Assistant, 2 Survey Technicians and 18 Watercraft Inspection Stewards/Environmental Educators (including 2 Lead Stewards) for the 2023 Field Season!

 


 

Invasive Species Management Assistants

The WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistants will work closely with the WNY PRISM Field Operations Manager, Terrestrial Program Manager and partners to implement invasive species prevention, early detection, management, and habitat restoration projects within the 8-county WNY PRISM region. The selected candidates will conduct invasive species surveys and assessments, assist with priority invasive species removal and restoration projects, provide project reports and may assist with outreach events such as tabling at farmers’ markets or assisting with remote events or webinars. Invasive species removal efforts will include use of both manual and chemical (herbicide) methods. This is primarily a field position and the selected candidates can expect to spend the majority of their time working outdoors in remote locations and will experience inclement weather conditions.

This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 8, 2023 – September 22, 2023 (~20 weeks). Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required.

Please see full job description and apply online at: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobs.asp.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2023. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Questions can be directed to Douglas Knoph, Field Operations Manager, knophdh@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please.

 

Education and Outreach Assistant

The WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant will work closely with WNY PRISM staff and partners to implement and expand our education, outreach and community science programs, and will report directly to the WNY PRISM Community Science and Engagement Program Manager. Education efforts are essential to the success of the partnership and are integrated into nearly all aspects of WNY PRISM’s work. The selected candidate will help maintain the WNY PRISM social media accounts and Listserv, update and develop invasive species educational materials, prepare e-newsletters, organize and lead education events, maintain detailed records, and communicate with partners. In addition, the Education and Outreach Assistant will assist with invasive species management activities such as invasive species surveys, removal and habitat restoration projects, as needed.

This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 8, 2023 – September 22, 2023 (~20 weeks). Some weekend and evening hours will be required.

Please see full job description and apply online at: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobs.asp.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2023. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Questions can be directed to Rachel Taylor, Community Science and Engagement Program Manager at taylorrm@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please.

 

Survey Technicians

The WNY PRISM Survey Technicians will work closely with the WNY PRISM Terrestrial Program Manager, Field Operations Manager and partners to implement invasive species early detection and rapid response efforts within the 8-county WNY PRISM region. The selected candidate will conduct early detection invasive species surveys and assessments, implement invasive species removal projects, work alongside volunteers during invasive species removal workdays, and assist with outreach events such as tabling at farmers’ markets or assisting with remote events or webinars. The Survey Technician will work independently using established survey protocols to describe populations of early detection species and coordinate survey and removal permissions with partners. They will also work in a team setting to implement chemical and manual removal methods. This is primarily a field position and the selected candidate can expect to spend the majority of their time working outdoors, often independently and in remote locations, and will experience inclement weather conditions. The Survey Technician will use tablets and GPS units to keep accurate, detailed, neat and complete field notes, and review data in the office using ArcGIS and iMapInvasives.

This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 8, 2023 – September 22, 2023 (~20 weeks). Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required.

Please see full job description and apply online at: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobs.asp.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2023. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Questions can be directed to Brittany Hernon, Terrestrial Program Manager, hernonba@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please.

 

Watercraft Inspection Stewards/Environmental Educators

WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection Stewards/Environmental Educators will interact daily with the public at boat launches performing boat inspections to remove visible aquatic plants and animals from all types of watercraft. Removal of aquatic plants and animals will help to prevent the transport and spread of aquatic invasive species. Stewards will also be responsible for public education and distribution of educational materials. Stewards will also have the opportunity to assist with invasive species removal projects such as early detection/rapid response and control efforts, to reduce established populations of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Stewards will be assigned to a single, primary launch, however coverage needs may require occasional travel to other launches. Stewards are required to attend a mandatory, two-day training prior to beginning work at their assigned sites.

WNY PRISM is also hiring 2 Lead Stewards. Lead Stewards will assist the Program Manager with training, scheduling, supervision and reporting for the Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program.

These are all full-time, temporary positions (40 hours/week, $16.00/hr., Leads @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 22, 2023 – September 4, 2023 (Memorial Day – Labor Day) for Stewards, and May 8, 2023 – September 22, 2023 for Lead Stewards. All Stewards and Lead Stewards will be required to attend a two-day mandatory training May 22 – 23, 2023. The standard work week will be comprised of 4, 10-hour days, Thursday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Weekends and Holidays are mandatory. Housing is not provided.

Please see full job descriptions and apply online at: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobs.asp.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning Friday, March 3, 2023. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume, launch preferences and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Please indicate if you are interested in a Lead Steward position in your cover letter. Questions can be directed to Amanda Cooper, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at cooperar@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please.

Please clearly indicate launch preferences and which positions(s) you are applying for.

 


 

Internships

WNY PRISM provides opportunities for students in need of an internship to fulfill class requirements, or for others looking for professional experience as they prepare for their careers. These are unpaid positions. 

Interns are accepted for spring semester only (Jan – May), but applications are accepted throughout the preceding fall semester, beginning in September. The application deadline for consideration is January 10. Applications are considered as they are received and positions may be filled prior to the application deadline. 

To apply, interested students must submit a resume, internship requirements (if applicable) and a project idea or description of the type of project they are interested in. The project proposal should include the reason for your interest in the specific project and/or in WNY PRISM and invasive species management, and should be no longer than a single page. WNY PRISM can’t guarantee we’ll be able to support your specific project, but if selected into the intern program, staff will work with you to find a similar project that meets both your interest and WNY PRISM needs.

WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State, but the program is open to everyone. 

For more information, please contact Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator at lockeas@buffalostate.edu.

 

 

 

*Additional job opportunities with our partners are distributed through the WNY PRISM Listserv. To sign-up for the listserv, see instructions in the column on the right.