AmeriCorps, Florida Conservation Corps, Project ANT

Agency
Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Hobe Sound, FL), Florida Park Service
Location
Hobe Sound, Florida (south east FL; 20 miles north of West Palm Beach; 95 miles north of Miami)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
monthly $1550 x 11 months (February to December 2023) + health insurance + shared housing + education award at completion of 1700 hours & 11 month term ($6895)
Start Date
02/06/2023
Last Date to Apply
12/15/2022
Website
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=6111
Description
Project ANT members at Jonathan Dickinson State Park fufill a variety of roles with regards to land management in an outdoor setting: (1) non-native plant removal is the primary task, using mechanical (typically a machete) and chemical means (triclopyr ester & glyphosate application); includes maintenance of tools and facilities (50% of total work hours) (2) prescribed fire management, including clean up & maintenance of tools and staging of equipment (10 to 20%) (3) Florida Department of Environmental Protection trainings, such as Basic Fire Management class (S130/S190/L180 in early March with an NWCG certified instructor), ATV / UTV training, chainsaw training, on the job chemical mixing training and formal herbicide training, plant identification training (as needed), OJT 4x4 off road vehicle training, site orientation, basic FDEP employee trainings (5-10%), (4) Red cockaded woodpecker (Federally endangered birds) monitoring and associated activities (5%) (5) Required to attend 3 in person trainings / service work projects in central and north Florida trainings (5-10%) throughout the year; (6) Quarterly water quality sampling (1%); (7) Filling out monthly timesheets & 4 quarterly reports (1%); (8) Help maintain trails as needed (vegetation clearing & possibly helping maintain boardwalks for the public to enjoy) (1-5%) (9) Must be able to work closely with a group of 4 to 5 people and keep up professional relationships over the course of 11 months AND be able to work with 15 full time staff and a revolving group of 10 to 20 seasonal volunteers (100% of the time); (10) Compensation is $1550 / month x 11 months; shared, rustic housing with shared laundry, kitchen, & bathroom facilities (can be occupied February 1, 2023; but that is negotiable); Segal Education Award after completion of 1700 hours ($6,895) https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/segal-americorps-education-award *******Detailed video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVE9bmxO3sk*******
Qualifications
*Must be able to work outdoors in challenging (hot & buggy) field conditions *Prefer a 2 or 4 year college degree *High School degree or equivalent is required
Contact Person
Rob Rossmanith
Contact Phone
772-263-3749 (cell phone, doesn't receive texts)
Contact eMail
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