NORTH FLORIDA REFUGES ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIAL HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
**AT ST MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AND ST VINCENTS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Crew Leader position available to support 4 new crew members and Supervisor.
o Must be reliable, good organizational and communication skills, experience working outdoors, have a valid driver’s license
o No experience required, must be enthusiastic about working outdoors
v Project duration will be THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS from September 2019 to April 2020 (27 weeks or 6 mos.) [Its also possible that between terms, there will be other opportunities for employment.]
o This is a 3-year project and you may be eligible for future term
Community Training Works’ Young American Conservation Corps program and their land managing agency partners in Florida, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, have teamed up to offer a conservation job opportunity to local young adults.
Description of Project Work
- Restore vital breeding ephemeral ponds for the threatened Frosted Flatwoods Salamander on St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
- Restore beach nesting habitat for threatened and endangered loggerhead and green sea turtles on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
- Project work will consist of removing woody vegetation and duff from selected Frosted Flatwoods Salamander ponds
- Assist biologists in research on the life history and egg laying habits of this species. The information and data will be collected and used to write the recovery plan for this species.
- Remove litter and downed timber from the beach to facilitate sea turtle nesting.
- Perform daily tool maintenance and equipment repairs as needed
- Must be between 18 and 25 years of age
- Must be able to carry at least 45 pounds and hike through various terrain for 1 to 4 miles
- Must be enthusiastic about working outdoors with a love and respect for nature
- Able to work in extremely hot, humid, buggy, and wet conditions around insects and wildlife
- Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening
- Must have reliable transportation to meet at our Crawfordville office each morning
- Work alongside biologists and environmental scientists gaining knowledge of working on environmentally sensitive lands in endangered/threatened species habitats
- Earn industry recognized certifications such as First Aid, CPR, S212 chainsaw, S130/190 Basic Fire Management, Waders in the Water
- Crew Leader up to $600 ($13-15/hr) DOE
- Earn an AmeriCorps Education Award between $1,612 - $3,047 upon completion of a 450 – 900 hour term to use towards college or student loans
- Hiring preferential for any agency working on public lands is granted to each member upon completion of their term
To Apply: You will find our volunteer application on our website at httpw://www.ctwfl.com under the Apply Tab click on Forms. You can also contact Community Training Works, Inc. either by phone at 321-956-3940 or by email at email@example.com to request a volunteer application. Once the volunteer application has been received, along with a copy of your resume, you will be contacted for an over the phone interview.