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Earn $12/hour in a Community Service FWS position at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center—Penn State’s Outdoor Education Field Lab and Nature Center. Shaver’s Creek is seeking qualified students to assist full-time facility staff with the upkeep of trails and landscaping for the 2019 spring/summer season. Established in 1976, Shaver’s Creek is an environmental education field laboratory seeking to enhance the quality of life of our local and global community by providing exemplary outdoor learning opportunities. Administered by Penn State Outreach and Online Education, the Center functions as a university field campus providing facilities and programming that meet the education and research needs of many academic disciplines. The Center is located within Penn State’s 7,000 acre Stone Valley Forest, 13 miles south of State College, so a car will be needed to get here. We offer summer camps, environmental education programs, natural/cultural history exhibits, live amphibians and reptiles, hiking trails, native gardens and more to the public. Our Raptor Center is one of the few federally and state licensed raptor facilities in Pennsylvania providing perpetual care and housing for eagles, falcons, hawks, and owls. Over the last three years, the Center has undergone a significant facility expansion and renovation. Among other tasks, this landscaping work study position will play an important role helping to replant and maintain native planting beds around the updated facility throughout the current growing season. The Center is open to the public seven days a week, so work hours during the semester can be flexible, including on weekends. Spring work study positions have an excellent chance of continuing on as full-time work study for the summer, especially if they are also enrolling as full-time students in the fall. General duties and responsibilities would include: Watering plants, flowers and grass on property by hand, sprinkler or other methods as needed; mowing and trimming lawn areas using gas-powered mowers and weed-eaters; assisting with the maintenance of flower beds and garden areas by weeding, planting, mulching and by replacing stones; assisting trail maintenance using weed-eaters, pruners, loppers, handsaws, and mowers; helping volunteer groups to work on landscaping and trail maintenance projects; keeping all related equipment clean, maintained and stored properly; keeping equipment storage room neat, clean and organized; keeping grounds free of litter; performing other duties as needed. Qualifications include: Must be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds; must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours); a car is needed to commute to the Center (no bus service); knowledge of horticulture and native plants a plus.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088