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Stream Crew Intern

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $16.97 Hourly
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-Temp-0093-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Public Works Department

Job Summary
The Stream Crew internship program has been happening every summer for the last 23 years and is a great summer work opportunity (late June-September) for current college students enrolled in an environmental science or natural sciences program. If selected, you will gain real-world field experience that will better prepare you for careers in environmental and natural resource management!

As a Stream Crew member, you will walk Salem's urban waterways (streams, ditches and occasionally, wetlands) to remove trash, debris, and invasive plants that restrict conveyance and impact water quality. You will also use the Collector for ArcGIS application as well as other ESRI field applications to record stream inspections and document environmental conditions. This is physically demanding work; performed outdoors in hot, sunny, humid, and wet conditions. To carry out your duties, you will be required to use machetes, chain saws, loppers, and power tools to cut and remove brush, invasive plants, and trash from streams. You will have the opportunity to work in small groups and will report directly to the Stream Crew Environmental Aide. At the end of the internship, you will present to city staff and the general public on the highlights and accomplishments of your summer.

Typical duties for the Stream Crew include:
  • Removing trash and woody debris from urban streams in a safe manner following established safety protocols.
  • Collecting GPS field data (invasive species, erosion features etc) using a smart phone/collection device.
  • Use hand and power tools, including machetes, pruning saws, shovels, rakes, hedge or brush trimmers, and chain saws.
  • Mechanical/manual removal of invasive species from stream banks and wetlands.
The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver License and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • Current standing as a graduate or undergraduate student at a college or university with major course work in environmental science, natural resources, geography, geology, or a related natural resources field, and a minimum of six months of paid, unpaid, or volunteer experience related to the intern assignment, such as collecting, synthesizing, and/or reporting field data, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • At least two years of major course work in environmental science, natural resources, geography, geology, or a related natural resources field (proof of enrollment will be requested) preferred.
  • At least one semester of GIS course work is preferred.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for class specifications and search for Intern or view the entire classification by clicking here .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application, and submit the completed supplemental questionnaire. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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If you would like more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



Posted: 2021-04-19 Expires: 2021-05-20

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