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Fishway Guide – Temp

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FirstLight is a leading clean power producer, developer and energy storage company with operating and development assets in New England (ISO NE), Pennsylvania and New Jersey (PJM), New York (NYISO), and Ontario (IESO), with expansion to other regions actively underway. Our mission and vision is to accelerate the de-carbonization of the electric grid by developing, owning, operating, and integrating large-scale renewable energy and storage assets to meet the world’s growing clean energy needs and deliver an electric system that is clean, reliable, affordable, and equitable.

We operate dozens of facilities across North America and proudly serve our host communities and beyond through our clean energy assets, the recreation spaces we steward, the jobs we produce, and the economic benefit we deliver through our operations and charitable actions.

Our operating assets comprise a diverse portfolio of over 1.6 GW of pumped-hydro storage (including Northfield Mountain, the largest energy storage facility in New England), battery storage, conventional hydroelectric generation, and solar generation.

Our development pipeline includes over 2,000 MW of solar, battery and offshore wind projects in various stages of development, and we are developing a portfolio of hybrid hydro, solar and battery projects that combine operational and development assets. We have approximately 180 employees based in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ontario and Pennsylvania, and our corporate headquarters are located in Burlington, MA.

We are a team of caring, passionate professionals who are driven to deliver positive climate impact and to have fun while doing it! We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage people with diverse perspectives, skills and experiences to apply.

Position Detail:

We are looking for a Fishway Guide to join our Recreation team for this position at Turners Falls in Montague, MA.


This is a TEMPORARY position from May 03-June 11, 2023 and is Part-time.

The schedule is Wednesday-Sunday from 8:45 am-5:15 pm plus Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day.

The Fishway Guide will greet visitors and maintain the fishway areas. Responsible for conducting school programs and presenting educational information to the public.

APPLY TO: https://firstlightpower.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2zq0nr0nw8w

Key Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

Greet visitors
Maintain fishway public areas
Open and close the fishway daily
Conduct school programs on anadromous fish and the Connecticut River restoration program
Present educational information to the public
Identify and present the natural history of anadromous fish utilizing the fishway
Job Qualifications / Skills

Must have high School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in biological or environmental science or education is preferred
Experience in fisheries biology, natural sciences or education is highly preferred
Strong public speaking and customer relations skills is required
Prior experience working with large groups in a busy environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong reading and writing skills and ability interpret and follow strict safety procedures
Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
Ability and willingness to work weekends and holidays
Must be able to pass background and drug test
Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a variety of weather conditions such as rain and heat
Ability to be physically mobile and frequently stand, walk, sit, reach, climb, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch
Must be able to walk up and down flights of stairs and carry up to 40 lbs.

Why Work for FirstLight?

We consider our employees to be our most valuable resource and we strive to provide a challenging, collegial, and rewarding workplace. FirstLight embraces a company-wide commitment to recruit, develop, and retain a dedicated, diverse, and engaged workforce that is motivated to be ever better both professionally and personally.

Joining the FirstLight Team is an opportunity to experience a unique and exciting culture. Some of our benefits for eligible employees include:

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance

• Paid Parental Leave

• Health and Wellness Programs

• Mental Health Care

• 401(k) with Employer Matching

• Flexible Spending Account

• Health Savings Account

• Annual Performance Incentive Plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• Generous Paid Time Off Plan

• Paid Holidays

• Professional Development

• Employee Referral Program

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Charitable Matching Program & Employer Sponsored Volunteer Program

FirstLight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, FirstLight complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

FirstLight’s values are:

Respect – Integrity – Safety – Excellence – Innovation – Team

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve, FirstLight will require all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to CDC guidance. This is a necessary goal, as part of our efforts to provide a safe and healthy workplace for our employees.

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