Mar 4, 2013

Paul Smith’s College seeks watershed stewards

The Watershed Stewardship Program at Paul Smith’s College is seeking approximately 25 full-time temporary (3 days per week + all weekends, 40 hours) and a lesser number of part-time temporary (weekends + Thursday mornings) watershed stewards.

The Watershed Stewardship Program at Paul Smith's College is a community-based program designed primarily to educate the public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues pertaining to specific watersheds. Stewards interact with visitors at boat ramps and perform watercraft inspections intended to prevent the transport of AIS. The Program also fulfills research and service functions.

Steward locations:

Upper St. Regis Lake, Rainbow Lake, Lake Placid (boat launch), Saratoga Lake, Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake, Fulton Chain of Lakes, Cranberry Lake and other lakes. Some stewards will be based in the west-central Adirondack area; others based in Saranac Lake-Lake Placid area.

Appointments will be for the period of May 20 – August 25, 2013 (14 weeks). One additional week until Labor Day required, depending on employee’s fall semester school schedule (15 weeks total).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Public education and natural/cultural history interpretation.
  • Perform watercraft inspections; remove AIS.
  • Data collection and analysis: recreational use patterns, AIS removal.
  • Service projects: exotic AIS mapping and control, operation of boat wash station, trail maintenance, etc.
  • Report writing.
  • Stewards will spend most of your days outdoors, in all weather.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received

Click here to view the full job description and information on how to apply.