|Type of position
|Internship, Full Time, Working with National Parks through at Non-Profit
|American Conservation Experience
|Congaree National Park, Columbia, SC
|Description of Location
|Congaree National Park and Parks within the Southeast Coast Invasive Plant Management Team Network
|Dorm-style housing provided at Congaree National Park
Work 8 days on/6 days off
AmeriCorps Edu Award Eligible (~$4441.50)
|Closing date of competition
|Date position available
|Description of duties
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking TWO Members for the Southeast Coast Invasive Plant Management Team (SEC-IPMT) to contribute to invasive plant management projects alongside the SEC-IPMT Staff. Position Description: This placement is a 36-week opportunity to be a part of a traveling team that will focus on invasive plant management at 13 parks in the Southeast Region. These include national parks in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. The team will visit several, not all, of these parks during your term.
Start Date: August 28th-Mid September, 2022 (flexibility may be available for the right candidate)
You will control non-native plants using both manual and chemical methods (75%), perform distribution mapping of non- native plants using GPS (10%), and assist with additional resource management field, GIS, and data management projects (15%). Because of the travel intensive nature of this placement, we are looking for adaptable applicants willing to work in an environment requiring a lot of flexibility. At times our travel plans change suddenly due to unforeseen weather or training opportunities.
Again, the team will live together while in travel status, so the ability to get along with others is vital. The housing accommodations will vary from rustic park housing to hotels, but while traveling camping will not be required. The program is interested in crewmembers with initiative, leadership ability, patience, and an intense work ethic who have a desire to expand their resumes.The crew will be manually removing exotic invasive vegetation in both urban and rural NPS sites.
This placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to NPS land management and networking with professionals at various parks. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups. Members will potentially receive training on chainsaw and brushcutter use, herbicide safety and handling, truck and trailer driving, hand tool use, GIS skills, and see a variety of beautiful parks located in the Southeast.
|To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/820595.html.
If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist, Victoria Yee at [email protected].
|Please apply on our website using the link provided: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/820595.html
|EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.