Employment

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed employs nearly 40 local residents every summer, from high school students to retirees. 

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To apply for one of the open positions listed below, please:

1. Click on the position title below to learn more and to complete any application requirements
2. Fill out this application form, and include it in the materials you submit for application


COURTESY BOAT INSPECTOR
We are seeking Courtesy Boat Inspectors (CBIs) for the 2019 summer season. With the majority of new aquatic plant infestations stemming from “hitchhiking” plant fragments carried on boats and trailers, the CBI Program is recognized by the State of Maine as the first line of defense against invasive aquatic species. Being a CBI on weekends and holidays is a great summer job!

YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS MEMBER
We are seeking local high school and college youth who are at least 16 years of age to become members of our Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The purpose of the YCC is to reduce sources of pollution through our Slow the Flow program—specifically by completing shoreline stabilization and erosion control projects at selected sites.

YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS COORDINATOR
We are seeking an adult with leadership abilities and organizational skills to lead our Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), part of our Slow the Flow program. Typical projects include planting bushes and shrubs along shorelines, spreading erosion control mulch, and armoring the shoreline with rocks that reduce erosion.

PLANT SURVEY OUTREACH ASSISTANT
We are looking for candidates to conduct aquatic plant surveys and to spearhead community outreach throughout the Cobbossee Watershed. The position requires knowledge of (or passion for) aquatic ecosystems, and experience with volunteer management. The position also includes opportunities for various trainings, as well as participation in educational activities and events.

PLANT SURVEY REMOVAL ASSISTANT
We are looking for candidates to conduct aquatic plant surveys and to spearhead invasive species remediation throughout the Cobbossee Watershed. The position requires knowledge of (or passion for) aquatic ecosystems and invasive plant remediation. The position also includes opportunities for various trainings, as well as participation in educational activities and events.