NOAA Training Vets for Salmonid Habitat Monitoring

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA/CCC Veterans Fisheries Corps
Salmonid Habitat Monitoring Project

One Year of Employment Starting ASAP
Positions open in Fortuna, Orleans, San Luis Obispo, Camarillo, Sacramento, and Ukiah

Science-Based Technical Training and Work Experience:
 Veterans will become proficient at collecting important ecological data to assess the effectiveness of coastal and marine habitat restoration techniques designed to recover endangered species and increase fish populations.
 NOAA will work with the CCC, the US Forest Service, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife and Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission to provide veterans with technical training to conduct spawning habitat, topographical, and diving surveys. See Video of Vets Corps here: http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/highlights/vetsrestorationvideo.html
Benefits:
 Opportunity to potentially attend a California community college for free (per unit) through the Board of Governors Fee Waiver - http://www.redwoods.edu/FinancialAid/BOGPage.asp.
 Gain paid experience and the opportunity to start a career in agencies like the National Marine Fisheries Service, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, or California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
 Assistance with job placement after successful completion of program.
 General health insurance while enrolled into program.
Veterans Should Contact:
Larry Notheis
(916) 341-3180
The CCC Mission
The young women and men of the Corps work hard protecting and restoring California's environment and responding to disasters, becoming stronger workers, citizens and individuals through their service
Requirements for Participating:
 Veterans up to 28 years of age
 California resident
 Not on parole & cannot be on formal/supervised probation
 No convictions for felony drug or violent crimes
 Participate in the CCC education program
 Work outdoors in all types of weather and conditions
 Must be available for emergency response (may last 2 weeks or longer)
 Must travel on "spikes" with your crew (projects away from the center lasting 4 to 10 days)
 Participate in physical conditioning exercises
 Pass a drug test, physical exam, and fingerprint background check
 Honorable discharge from military