Water Conservation Corpsmember

Type: Full Time-Temporary Posted on 10-02-2013

Job opening ID 75
Essential Functions • Participate in and successfully complete new Corpsmember orientation and technical training.
• Engage on a small diverse team with a Crew Leader providing installation of new high-efficiency toilets throughout the Denver metro area for low-income residents. (Each installation helps save 140 gallons of water per week.)
• Collaborate with Client Intake department to fill weekly schedule for all Conservation teams.
• Interact with low-income clients to offer information on energy and water conservation techniques during technical installs or through neighborhood canvassing.
• Fully comply with agency policies and procedures regarding high quality work, installations, tool management, paperwork completion and data accuracy.
• Fully participate in environmental education, leadership development, civic engagement, healthy lifestyles, career development, independent living and service learning activities.
• Receive hands-on technical trainings including use of hand and power tools. Learn to problem solve diverse technical challenges in the work space.
• Adhere to the rules and regulations specified in the MHYC Corpsmember Handbook.
• Fully participate in safety trainings and adhere to agency safety rules and regulations.
• Fully participate in career readiness training activities
• Participate in training and support of other Corpsmembers; serve in various leadership positions.
• Demonstrate commitment to teamwork, communication and problem-solving.
• May be required to participate in additional training opportunities or complete a rotation on the MHYC Energy Conservation Crew installing energy saving devices.
• May be required to participate in Global Youth Service Day.
• Reports to MHYC Crew Leader.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Must be 18-24 years old
• Ability to read, write and speak fluently in English and Spanish preferred.
• High school or GED graduate.
• Valid Driver’s License preferred and have an insurable driving record if asked to drive.
• Desire to learn plumbing and water conservation skills.
• Able to lift 50 lbs.
• Able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions.
• Able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling.
• Must make a strong commitment to term of service by being available for a minimum of 675 hours of service, 36 hours a week
• Preference given to local applicants living in the 15 county region of Colorado served by MHYC.
• Able to be on time and maintain a minimum of 90% attendance rate through term of service.
• Able to serve and learn with a positive attitude and show respect for others.
• Desire for personal challenge and self-development.
• Ability to engage with people from different backgrounds and demographics.
• Experience or a desire to engage with a diverse group of young adults ages 18-24.
• Must bring identification documents necessary to complete the I-9 and other forms on your first day. Examples of such documents are a passport or a driver’s license and social security card/birth certificate or other equivalent documents.
• Pre-service background check required. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.
• Pre-service drug screen required. Drug testing may be required during term.
• Must be able to legally work in the United States, which will be verified via the federal E-Verify program
• Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day
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