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Watershed Research Assistant

Mountain Watershed Association is hiring a part-time (up to 20 hours per week), temporary employee to assist with the development of the Youghiogheny River Conservation Plan. This will be a remote position from February to May 2023. Selected candidate will be compensated $15/hour.


  • Research and review previous studies within the project area
  • Develop tables and charts to include in the report using GIS attribute data.
  • Help draft sections in the report including Land, Water, Biological, Recreation, History and Socioeconomic data
  • Work with Director of Conservation and Youghiogheny Riverkeeper to conduct municipal and key individual interviews via phone or zoom.
  • Participate in bi-weekly progress check meetings via telephone or zoom


  • Bachelor’s degree or working towards a degree in environmental science, biology, or related field. Course work in fields of ecology, biology, environmental disturbances, or related topics
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and independent worker
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and a willingness to develop additional skills as needed.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Provide their own office space, computer, with internet

Please email your resume to MWA's Director of Conservation Carla Ruddock at by Friday, January 27. This position will begin in February.