Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Railsback Fellow!
Located in Jefferson, Maine, DLWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that
fulfills both roles of a lake association and a land trust. The Railsback Fellow
position was created in 2014 to honor the late Alan Railsback, Executive Director
of DLWA from 1998 – 2013.
Position: 40 hours/week for a flexible range of 9-11 weeks, beginning June 2nd.
Compensation includes a stipend of $360 – $400/week depending on experience.
This position does not include housing or transportation, however, work-related
mileage is reimbursed. Limited weekend and/or evening work may be required.
Job Description: The Railsback Fellow position was designed to offer a diverse
array of professional experiences within the field of land and water conservation
to one promising young professional annually. The Fellow’s primary role will be to
assist the Senior Program Manager with current programs, as well as taking
responsibility to expand select programs where the candidate is given
opportunities for individual development.
- Conduct follow-up visits to priority sites of nonpoint source pollution identified in a
watershed survey, completed in the spring of this year
- Assist with collection, organization, and analysis of nonpoint source pollution site
data, including maintenance of a dynamic multimedia database
- Work closely with volunteers in aquatic plant identification, survey areas of the
lake for invasive aquatic plants, and assist DLWA and ME Dept. of Environmental
Protection staff in site specific surveys for known infestations of hydrilla
- Collaborate on scheduling staff and volunteers for weekly courtesy boat inspections
- Support regular staff and volunteer water quality monitoring with opportunity for
training and certifications in water quality collection methods
- Trail and kiosk design and maintenance on DLWA fee-owned lands
- Provide planning and classroom assistance for the remainder of the local public
- Plan a creative and exciting event for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications:
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Experience with GPS units and data management
- Ability to work closely with volunteers in a professional manner
- Familiarity with invasive aquatic plant identification and general water quality
- Willingness to assist on trail maintenance and other light construction projects
- Hands-on education experience is preferable, though not required
- Strong capability to work individually while achieving measurable results
- Positive work ethic and good sense of humor
Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references.
Emailed applications in PDF format are encouraged and may be sent to Garrison
Beck at Garrison@dlwa.org by 5:00pm on Friday, April 4th. Mailed applications
must be postmarked by April 3rd, and can be sent to: DLWA, Attn. Garrison Beck,
PO Box 3, Jefferson, ME 04348.