The job in the river.

A new generation of riverkeepers is in full swing, but they’re looking for help. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently announced a series of jobs openings for a new corps of riverkeeper positions in the River Valley. 

Riverkeeper corps members are paid well, receive a monthly stipend of $500 and receive the opportunity to become a bank teller. 

“Our corps has more than 50 years of experience providing water quality education and stewardship in rivers,” the agency said in a press release. 

What do these jobs entail? 

The job of a riverkeeper will likely involve some sort of river cleaning, water treatment, and other river management. 

Many of these positions will require a high school diploma or a GED. 

To become a river keeper, you will need to complete a minimum of 16 months of service with the corps.

This can range from an apprenticeship through to full time. 

Once you are hired, you’ll need to take on other responsibilities to make a living, such as working in an office or cleaning riverbanks. 

According to the USDA, riverkeepers receive an annual stipend for water quality work and will also receive the right to live in the community for up to a year. 

It also notes that riverkeepers can earn cash bonuses, vacation time, and health insurance benefits for work that helps reduce pollution in the rivers. 

This job is definitely a great opportunity for someone to get a job in a safe and healthy environment. 

For more information, you can read more about the corps’ new jobs here.

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