ACE: Biology and Refuge Operations – Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, FL

American Conservation Experience
Hobe Sound, Florida
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Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with USFWS N.P.R. Hobe Sound NWR is seeking ONE Individual to work directly with the management and biology staff and assist with wildlife refuge projects and operations. These opportunities are intended for enthusiastic individuals with a background in natural resources who possess an interest in gaining experience in the field of biology, visitor services, maintenance and management. Start Date: July 2021 End Date: 27 weeks later **27-week commitment required** Location: Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, Florida Project Website: For more information about NPR Hobe Sound NRW, please visit: For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: Compensation: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $250/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. Housing: ACE interns will be accommodated in refuge housing at no cost for the duration of the internship. All utilities are included. Housing is a duplex unit with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a maximum capacity of 3 people. Intern may have to share a bedroom and bathroom with one other individual. Housing is within walking distance to the main office. Scheduling: Ace Member is expected to work approximately 40 hours a week. Schedule is Monday through Friday normal business hours. Intern will be expected to work 1-2 Saturdays per month (in exchange for a weekday to maintain ~40 hours per week). Position Description: The internship position at the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) will provide a well-rounded experience in the natural resource field. The intern will work as part of a small team to help manage the Refuge completing such tasks as biological surveys, routine maintenance, public programs, and administrative tasks. Project Background and Objectives: -Participate in habitat management and monitoring including invasive plant control and mapping, mechanical treatment of woody vegetation, and vegetation surveys -Organize and conduct monthly public beach cleanups -Maintain accurate and detailed field records and enter data promptly and accurately -Assist with public outreach including visitor contact and environmental education -Assist with general facilities and grounds maintenance to include trail clearing -Manage Refuge social media accounts under the supervision of the Refuge Manager -Assist with captive animal care -Other duties as assigned 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: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC FWS Division Support Specialist Danielle Ramsden at or (208) 869-3555. 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.
Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, and/or Forestry. Required: -Citizen or Permanent Resident -Must be 18-35 years of age (Interns must be 21-35 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.) -A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required (documentation to be provided upon request) -Ability to work alone and in a group -Proficient in English -Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required -Knowledge of natural sciences -Ability to work in very hot, humid, and buggy conditions -Willingness to work varying hours including weekends Preferred: -Knowledge of USFWS mission -Experience, professional or personal, with hand tools used for landscape and trail -maintenance -Experience conducting invasive plant management -Basic GPS and GIS skills -Basic plant identification skills -Deep interest in public relations and conservation education ACE Emerging Professionals must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Please note: Marijuana and other controlled substances are not allowed at any time during the performance of duties or while on federal property, regardless of State law or qualified medical marijuana card status.
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Danielle Ramsden
Contact Phone
(208) 869-3555
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