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WNY PRISM is Now Hiring for All 2022 Seasonal Positions!

 

Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators

WNY PRISM Boat Steward/Environmental Educators will interact daily with the public at boat launches. Boat Stewards will perform voluntary 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. Boat Stewards will also be responsible for public education and distribution of educational materials. Boat Stewards may 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.

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

This is a full-time, temporary position with an expected time frame of mid-May to early September. Location will vary: boat launch sites are located throughout the WNY PRISM region. The standard work week will be Thursday – Sunday, 7:00am – 5:30pm. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=217

Questions about the position can be directed to Nicole Smeenk, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at smeenknm@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 and outreach programs and will report directly to the WNY PRISM Education and Outreach 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 Listserv and social media accounts, prepare e-newsletters, develop invasive species educational materials, organize and lead virtual 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 monitoring, surveys, removal and habitat restoration projects, as needed.

This is a full-time, temporary position with an expected timeframe of May 2, 2022 – September 30, 2022. Some weekend and evening hours will be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=216

Questions about the position can be directed to Cecilia Pershyn, Education and Outreach Program Manager at pershycm@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please.

 

GIS Technician

The WNY PRISM GIS Technician will work closely with the WNY PRISM Terrestrial Program Manager to manage field data collected within the 8-county WNY PRISM region and create relevant project maps for partners and grant reporting. The GIS Technician will review previous habitat suitability models and use the same process to create relevant habitat suitability models for early detection or approaching region invasive species using ArcGIS software and MaxEnt. The GIS Technician will review ArcGIS data collected throughout the season and create shapefiles, use a WNY PRISM template to create project maps and convert survey files from a GPS unit to a usable GIS shapefile. The individual will keep a detailed log of the tasks used to complete this process and produce a final summary of their work. Additionally, the GIS technician may assist with manual removal of invasive species and participate in invasive species education and outreach programs.

This is a part-time, temporary position not to exceed 350 total hours. The position start date is June 6, 2022 and hours must be completed by September 30, 2022. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=219

Questions about the position can be directed to Brittany Hernon, Terrestrial Program Manager, hernonba@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please.

 

Invasive Species Management Assistant

The WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistants (3) will work closely with the WNY PRISM Terrestrial Program Manager, Field Operations 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 with an expected timeframe of May 2, 2022 – September 30, 2022. Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=215

Questions about the position can be directed to Brittany Hernon, Terrestrial Program Manager, hernonba@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please.

 

Survey Technician

The WNY PRISM Survey Technician 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 invasive species, implement manual removal methods on site and coordinate survey and removal permissions with partners. 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 with an expected timeframe of June 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022. Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=218

Questions about the position can be directed to Brittany Hernon, Terrestrial Program Manager, hernonba@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please.

 


Internships (Internship Flier)

WNY PRISM is seeking students in need of an internship to fulfill class requirements, or those otherwise looking for professional experience as they prepare for their careers. WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State, and is willing to accept interested students from any local university or college.

Interns are accepted for spring semester only (Jan – May), but applications are accepted throughout the preceding fall semester. Interested students must submit a resume, internship requirements (if applicable) and a project idea.

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.

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