Environmental & Water Engineers Sought for Peace Corps Mexico Make history as one of the first Peace Corps Volunteers in Mexico! Skilled environmental and water resource engineers are sought for a new program scheduled to begin in September. A new partnership was created with Peace Corps and Mexico’s National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT). Up to a dozen experienced and highly trained engineers are sought to work at CONACYT environmental departments in central Mexico. Use your technical expertise and work with Mexican counterparts in lab research, field analysis of existing water technology and of environmental risks, and outreach training. Provide environmental and water technology services to Mexican organizations, local municipalities, and small businesses. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mexico your duties may involve: Designing more efficient and environmentally responsible water and sanitation systems for rural communities Assisting in the reparation, rehabilitation, and management of existing water systems Training communities in water treatment education and environmental awareness Training professionals in safe environmental practices, facilities operation and maintenance, and sustainable development planning Studying the impact of industrial processes on the ecosystems and the communities Developing environmental technical standards Studying surface waters, sediments in rivers and contaminated sites Application process Candidates must complete a traditional Peace Corps application, including letters of reference, interview, and medical and legal review. Additional interviews with senior Peace Corps staff will also be required. If we are not able to offer you a place in Peace Corps/Mexico you will be considered for other assignments. Benefits Peace Corps assignments are 27 months during which time all living expenses are covered. Benefits include: round trip transportation, medical and dental care, a monthly stipend in the local currency, 48 vacation days, and a $6,075 readjustment allowance upon successful completion of service. Volunteers will receive up to three months of language, technical and cross-cultural training in Mexico before beginning their service. About the Peace Corps Peace Corps is a renowned international development organization that was founded by President Kennedy in 1961. The goal of the Peace Corps is to provide education and technical training to citizens of other countries while promoting cross-cultural exchange. Since 1961, more than 169,000 Volunteers have served in 136 countries around the world. Peace Corps is a federal government agency. For more information please visit www.peacecorps.gov. Job Requirements Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental or Sanitary Engineering or Civil Engineering with an environmental emphasis. Candidates can also qualify with a certification in water/waste water treatment plant operation or hazardous materials management. All applicants should have related work experience. US citizenship is required to be eligible for Peace Corps assignments. Knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable. Candidates with strong technical skills but no or limited Spanish are encouraged to apply. Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter to email@example.com with Mexico/Engineer in the subject line.
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