Watershed Tech

Position: Watershed Tech State/National


Organization: Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD)



To realize the CWSD Watershed Program’s vision, the member will assist in a multi-disciplinary program that involves youth education and outreach, and expands our educational presence to increase watershed literacy within the basin.

Position Description

The Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) is a unique multi-county, bi-state agency dedicated to establishing a balance between the needs of the communities within the Carson River Watershed and the function of the river system.


The position will add an educational component to public events and tours to inspire our community to become more proactive and aware of watershed management issues, to conserve floodplains, and become more aware of their own contributions to nonpoint source pollutants. The member will have professional development opportunities through NDOT/FEMA/CWSD/NDEP/EPA on floodplain and watershed efforts.


Service Location: Carson City, NV


Timeline for Service: June 10, 2019 - August 16, 2019


Primary Responsibilities

  • Help Develop and Implement a Watershed-Literacy Multimedia Campaign

  • Enhance and Maintain our Educational Presence Through Social Media, Online Watershed Maps, and Newsletter Outreach

  • Implement Educational Component to Public Watershed Tours

  • Facilitate Schools, Agency and Nonprofit partners in Education and Outreach Events

  • Help Develop and Implement an Interactive Watershed Web Map Education Program

  • Help Develop and Implement Flood Awareness Week Education Programs

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assist Conservation Districts and Cooperative Weed Management Area Education Programs

  • Participate in Stakeholder and Carson River Coalition Meetings, Collaborations and Communication


  • Minimum one year of service as AmeriCorps Member

  • College degree with a focus and interest in biology, ecology, hydrology, geology, environmental science, human/public health, or related field.

  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively with other staff, and a diverse group of stakeholders.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; strong computer and organizational skills.

  • Working Knowledge of Email, WordPress, MailChimp and Social Media Platforms - Working knowledge of the entire Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Some graphic design and layout aptitude.

  • Knowledge of the scientific method, strong data and statistical analysis skills.

  • Knowledge of watershed functions and fluvial processes.

  • Ability to hike through creeks and vegetation and be on your feet for up to 8 hours a day to perform tours, education events, monitoring and stream side restorations.

  • Willingness to occasionally work early in the morning (before 7:00A.M.), in the evening (after 6:00P.M.), and on weekends to participate in projects and events

  • Ability to drive for extended periods of time

  • Preferred: Experience leading groups in the field and/or teaching in a classroom or field setting.

  • Preferred: Experience with on-the-ground restoration projects that involve the local community.  

  • Preferred: Enjoys outreaching to adults and teaching K through 5th grade.

  • Preferred: Some Spanish proficiency.

  • Preferred: Enjoys outdoor recreation.


Terms of Service & Time Requirements

Member's term of service begins on June 10th, 2019 and will be completed by August 16th, 2019. This is a full-time AmeriCorps member position. Members must complete 470 hours of service.

Member Benefits

The AmeriCorps member will receive a living allowance of $4,159.68, and a $1,566.14 education award upon successful completion of service. Members will receive professional development opportunities throughout their service.


To Apply

Send an email to Shane Fryer at shane@cwsd.org


Email/call Shane at 775.887.9005 for more information.

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