Invasive Plant Management Individual Placements - National Capital Region Office - 2024
- $4,826 Weekly
- Vision , Medical , Dental
Title:Invasive Plant Management Individual Placement
Positions:4 internships available
Location:Based out of Washington, DC
Dates of Service:February 12th, 2024 - November 1st, 2024 (38 weeks)
Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 6:30 am to 5pm, 10 hours/day
Status:This is a full-time, temporary 1200-hour AmeriCorps National Service position.
This application closes 12/31/2023.
Appalachian Conservation Corps:
Our Individual Placement programworks to connectyoung peopleto conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia,Maryland, DC,Ohio, and Pennsylvania. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation organizations.
Individual Placements gain hands-on experience at their placement site, and ACC supports them through their term, as well as provides a variety of benefits to help them succeed in achieving their career goals. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve.
TheInvasive Plant Management Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C.working directly withtheNational Capital Region of theNational Park Service.This 10-month AmeriCorps position will serveasamember of the IPMT, focusingon control of invasive plant species using mechanical and chemical control methods which include butare not limited to herbicide application via backpack sprayers and gas operated tank sprayers, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand saws, pruners and loppers.In addition, the IPs will be trained on overall resource management, encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs. While this position is primarily field-based there may be some office-based responsibilities involving the use of GIS and paper and electronic files to conduct invasive plant ranking, evaluate tools for mobile data collection, collect data and/or perform data analysis, contribute to the development of reports, and assist in the development of communication materials.
During their terms, Interns will receive training and certifications to be able to identify and treat a variety of invasive plant species. This position is heavily field based and involves frequent travel to parks in the capital region and daily physical activity.
Housing is NOT provided for this position. We are seeking candidates who are current residents of Washington, D.C. or surrounding metro area.
- $600/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly
- $4,826.50 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 1200 hour service term(awardamount variesbased onlength ofcommitmentandcan be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college)
- $120 reimbursement for work boots with receipt, $100 for local ID guides
- Option to enroll in health, vision and dental insurance
- Eligibility for the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon successful completion - noncompetitive hiring status for two years when applying for federal positions.
- Federal student loan forbearanceand interest payoff
- Member Assistance Program- 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
- Additional subject-specificcertifications and trainingsmay be offered (Chainsawtraining, pesticides, etc)
- Depending upon the academicinstitution and program, positions mayfulfill internship requirements
- Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumnilistserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths
- Be between the ages of18 and 30 (exception for Veterans up to age 35)
- Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status
- Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federaland/or Statecriminal background check
- Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (individualsare eligible if they have not already completed 2 full years of AmeriCorps service, or 4 AmeriCorps service terms, whichever comes first- please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility)
- Possess a valid driver's license
- Physically capable of strenuous field activities (hiking, monitoring, survey, etc.) for 10 hours in adverse conditions (high heat, high humidity, biting insects, rough terrain, inclement weather) while carrying up to 40 lbs.
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
- Two or four year college degree in a biology-related subject areaor related experience
- Familiarity with local plant identification
- A minimum of 3 years of driving experience
- Demonstrated experience in a field environment
- GIS experience or coursework
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume that highlights any education, work or volunteer experience, skills and trainings that may apply to this position. In addition to your resume, you may submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. Applications are only accepted through our website, www.appalachiancc.org/individualplacements.
Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Conservation Legacy is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.
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