AmeriCorps ROAR Positions (2)

Agency
Jonathan Dickinson State Park & District 5 Office
Location
Hobe Sound, Florida
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1550 stipend/month
Start Date
02/06/2023
Last Date to Apply
01/07/2023
Website
https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/jonathan-dickinson-state-park
Description
State Park District 5 Office and Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida Conservation Corps Project ROAR Member (2 positions) Project ROAR (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters) members at the District 5 Office and Jonathan Dickinson State Park fulfil a variety of roles with regards to environmental education, volunteer recruitment and land management. Members serve 1700 hours in Florida State Parks, requiring a 35 – 40-hour work week. Work week is either Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday. Both ROAR positions will work closely together to accomplish the following duties: • Assist volunteer coordinators in recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers in State Parks • Assist and/or lead volunteer service projects including trash pickup, invasive plant removals, trail maintenance, and/or native tree plantings • Attend outreaching events in the community to recruit volunteers and spread awareness about local State Parks • Assist and/or create environmental education programs for public and private participants • Guest assistance in JDSP’s Visitor Center including answering the phone, data entry, building maintenance, animal ambassador husbandry (snakes, fish, and aquatic turtle), upkeep of museum, and assist with archive collections • Assist Park and/or CSO (Citizen Support Organization) with Park events • Create social media content related to Florida Park Service specific themes • Assist Project ANT (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) members to remove non-native plants using mechanical (machete) and chemical (triclopyr ester and glyphosate) means • Assist with prescribed fire management upon completion of physical test (walk 2 miles carrying a 25-pound weighted vest in under 30 minutes) • Florida Department of Environmental Protection trainings, such as Basic Fire Management class (S130/S190/L180), ATV/UTV training, on the job chemical mixing training, plant and animal ID training, Eppley’s Foundation of Interpretation training • Potential to assist with a variety of research projects that occur within JDSP and surrounding parks • Required to attend 3 in person, weeklong, off-site trainings and service projects in central and north Florida throughout the year • Must be able to work closely with multiple leaders, other AmeriCorps, Park employees, and Park volunteers and keep up professional relationships over the course of 11 months • Complete monthly timesheets and quarterly reports • Compensation is $1550/month stipend; eligibility for SNAP benefits; Segal Education Award after completion of 1700 hours ($6895 https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/segal-americorps-education-award); shared rustic housing (shared laundry, kitchen and bathroom facilities) – only available for 1 ROAR member • Term starts 2/6/2023 and ends 12/31/2023 Apply here - https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=70005
Qualifications
Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent. Hiring manager prefers an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Education or related field. Candidate must be able to physically handle being in hot and humid environments for prolonged periods of the day and lift at least 40 pounds without issue. Apply here - https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=70005
Contact Person
Sara Luering
Contact Phone
561-745-5551
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