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AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program Recruitment

2017-2018 Applications Now Being Accepted!

The AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program is an environmental community service program administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Twenty members are selected each year to raise public awareness about water and watershed issues and to promote stewardship through direct community involvement. Ambassadors are placed with host agencies in each of New Jersey's twenty Watershed Management Areas and work with local non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools, utilities authorities, and citizens to improve water quality through education and restoration projects such as stream cleanups, invasive species removal, rain barrel workshops etc.  

To Apply for A Watershed Ambassador Position:

Contingent upon receipt of grant funds, the 2017-2018 term of the NJ Watershed Ambassadors program is slated to commence on September 7, 2017, which would be the start date for these positions. Interested applicants for the 2017-2018 term must submit applications through the MyAmeriCorps website. The application portal for the NJWAP may be accessed directly by clicking here: NJ Watershed Ambassador Program 2017-2018. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a “rolling admission basis” through August 31, 2017 or until all twenty positions are filled.

Qualified candidates who are successfully interviewed by phone will be invited to NJDEP Headquarters in Trenton, New Jersey for a personal interview. Candidates who are offered an Ambassador position will be matched with a host agency located within reasonable commuting distance of their residence. Out-of-state applicants should carefully research housing costs to remain within budget of the stipend or arrange to stay with family/friends during the term. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and must have reliable transportation to get to and from field sites. Applicants from outside New Jersey should email the Program Manager at: Kathy.Giordano@dep.nj.gov indicating their preference for placement location, based on their anticipated housing situation. For assistance with the application process, please call Kathy Giordano, Program Manager, or Patricia Ingelido, Supervisor, at (609) 633-1441.

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For more information, please contact Kathy Giordano, Program Manager or Patricia Ingelido, Supervisor, via email or at (609) 633-1441.

   
For more information, please contact Kimberly Cenno, Bureau Chief,
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards at (609) 633-1441.

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