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Category: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Type: Standard

Location: Richmond

Starts: Apr. 15, 2020

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

Incumbent serves as Conservation Education Intern and will assist the Conservation Education Coordinator with a variety of tasks and opportunities associated with education and outreach to the public for the four agencies.  Through an Interlocal agreement with Wayne County Government,  there are four agencies that support the Conservation Education Coordinator:  Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD),  WUR SWMD (Solid Waste Management District serving Wayne and Union Counties),  Richmond Sanitary District/City of Richmond,  and Union County SWCD.  Incumbent reports directly to the Conservation Education Coordinator.

Responsibilities

Assist with preparations and help with upcoming events.

Update contacts and booklet containing information on local recycling and proper disposal.

Attend/participate in meetings as requested.

Assist with reports and data collection.

Research and write articles and public service announcements.

Assist with educational programs.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To be eligible for this EARN Internship,  a student must:

  • Be an Indiana resident
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student or part-time and independent student at an eligible Indiana college or university
  • Have an expected family contribution (as determined by the FAFSA)  to be EARN Indiana eligible
  • Not have received a bachelor’s degree prior to the term the student plans to work
  • Set up account on the IndianaINTERN.net site,  set up your profile,  and click on the EARN Indiana banner to fill out a short form to see if you are eligible
  • Must work at least eight (8)  weeks during session

Basic understanding of education,  natural resources,  and conservation.

Proficient technology skills in Microsoft Office (Word,  Excel,  Publisher,  PowerPoint)

Print Shop.

Required background check for e-mail and internet access.

Proficient in internet search/research.

Working knowledge of standard English grammar,  spelling and punctuation,  and ability to assist with preparation of written reports.

Ability to properly operate a variety of standard office equipment,  including telephone,  computer,  calculator,  and copier.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers,  other interlocal entities,  and the public,  including being sensitive to professional ethics,  gender,  cultural diversities,  and disabilities.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules,  including but not limited to,  attendance,  safety,  drug-free workplace,  and personal conduct.

Ability to coordinate and compile data,  make determinations,  and present findings in oral or written form.

Ability to file,  post,  mail materials,  and maintain accurate records as required.

Ability to understand,  memorize,  retain and follow oral or written instructions.

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.

Ability to apply knowledge of people and locations.

Ability to plan and layout assigned work projects.

Possession of a valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.

Criminal background check including pre-employment drug testing and past employment verifications.

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