Title: Eat Safe Fish – River Walker $14.00 - $17.00 per hour / 20 hrs. wk. Summer / Posted thru: 7-2-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Sue Manente, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Work Location: Kalamazoo/Allegan/Saugatuck, Michigan
Purpose: The person in this position will provide information on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Eat Safe Fish Guidelines to people fishing the Kalamazoo River.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Sue Manente, Michiga Michigan Department of Health and Human Service Services
Work Location: Kalamazoo/Allegan/Saugatuck, Michi Michigan
Purpose: The person in this position will pro provide information on the Michigan Dep Department of Health and Human Services Eat Saf Safe Fish Guidelines to people fishing the Kal Kalamazoo River.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Collaborate with the KWRC Eat Safe F Fish Project Coordinator and Partner River W Walker to provide education and outreach in b both English and Spanish to shoreline a anglers who consume fish from the Kalamazoo R River. • Engage with anglers and distribute E Eat Safe Fish materials at predetermined f fishing sites along the Kalamazoo River at v various days and times, including mornings, a afternoons, early evening, weekdays, and w weekends. The fishing sites cover an area on t the Kalamazoo River downstream from Morrow L Lake to Saugatuck, Michigan. • Attend special events, engage with c community members, and distribute Eat Safe F Fish information and materials. • Accurately fill and maintain MDHHS t tracking forms. • Submit tracking forms to the KRWC Eat Sa Eat Safe Fish Project Coordinator on a weekly weekly basis.
Qualifications/Requirements Education: Equivalent to a high school dip diploma. Experience: Experience is not required for th this position. However, experience and kn knowledge of fishing or the fishing co community be considered in determining st starting salary. Important Skills and Characteristics: • Must have own transportation. • Excellent communication skills are i important; especially the ability to convey t technical information to the lay public. • Must be able to work amenably with a and coordinate schedules with partnering R River Walker. River Walkers are required to w work in pairs for safety. • Professional demeanor required. • Knowledge of fishing, ecology, a and/or healthcare, and experience working w with local organizations. • Preference will be given to in individuals who are bilingual (English and Sp Spanish and/or English and Hmong). Work Environment and Physical Requirements: W Work environment will vary. • This person is required to maneuver a across various surfaces, including p potentially uneven surfaces to reach angling l locations. • Means of transportation to reach a angling locations and transport outreach s supplies throughout the Kalamazoo River W Watershed downstream of Morrow Lake to S Saugatuck/Douglas and surrounding areas. ( (Mileage costs incurred for site visits will b be reimbursed for one driver at the current S State of Michigan rates. River Walkers are e expected to carpool to sites.) • Schedule will vary based on weather, ensuring access to maximum number of anglers – – with primary work hours during peak f fishing times; including mornings, a afternoons, early evening, weekdays, and w weekends. • Because this work is primarily o outside, this person will be exposed to a v variety of weather conditions. • Attendance at some meetings and events may be required - including indoor a and outdoor events, with evenings and w weekends a possibility. • This person may need to transport bo boxes of outreach items that can weigh up to 40 40 pounds to area events.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES, AND OPERATIONS: This position is funded by a limited term award from the MDHHS. The person in this position will interact with the public via one-on-one in person conversations. Occasionally, this individual may be asked to support the KRWC Project Coordinator at events. Overall, this position is responsible for promoting and distributing MDHHS-provided educational m materials on fish consumption to shoreline a anglers along the Kalamazoo River.