Ecological Restoration Crew Member: Georgia

Agency
Student Conservation Association
Location
Culloden, GA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
300/week
Start Date
11/07/2022
Last Date to Apply
10/14/2022
Website
https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/ecological-restoration-crew/po-00733993
Description
Ecological Restoration Crew Expected Dates: November 7, 2022, to April 28, 2023 Site: Georgia Department of Natural Resources Position ID: PO-00733993 This position requires acceptance of AmeriCorps membership to be eligible for this internship. TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: - NWCG Wildland Fire Fighter Type 2 Training (S130, S190, L100) -ATV Safety Training (ATV Safety Institute) - NWCG Chainsaw (2-S12) training - Herbicide handling and safety CONSERVATION WORK: You will be part of a six-person ecological restoration crew. Work includes: Invasive species removal, prescribed burning, including firebreak construction, fuels reduction, burn operations, and monitoring as well as habitat restoration. You and your crew will be involved with removing invasive exotic species using herbicides and chainsaws, planting longleaf pine and other species, marking timber for harvests, growing and outplanting thousands of pollinator plants, maintaining a canoe trail/campground, and assisting in sensitive and endangered species surveys and recovery. You will receive your basic Wildland Firefighter Type 2 Wildland Firefighter Type 2/(Red Card) training as well as S212 (Wildland Fire Chainsaws) and ATV safety course. These positions are a great way to add a lot of skills to your resume if you are considering a position in wildlife, forestry, or similar fields. This crew typically burns over 10,000 acres/year in 30 or more burn operations. EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: This is a great opportunity for learning about the ecosystems of the Southeast, rare species ecology, prescribed fire, and habitat management. You will work with a number of different biologists from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The Nature Conservancy, the US Forest Service, Georgia State Parks, and other agencies, as well as volunteers. Leadership opportunities will be available on the fire line. Working state-wide will offer opportunities to recreate at numerous state parks (biking, hiking, canoeing) as well as chances to experience the local culture. REQUIREMENTS: Successful applicants must pass the arduous pack test within 2 weeks of hire as a condition of employment. Applicants are requested to submit a copy of their Covid-19 vaccination card, if they have one, as part of their application. COMPENSATION DETAILS: - One-time $650 travel allowance - Weekly $300 living allowance - Housing is included - Fire boots will be paid for as well - Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the position valued at $3,097.50 Conditions of Employment: Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series Location Description: State Wide Training Provided: NWCG wildland firefighter type 2 (S130/S190/I100, ATV safety, chainsaw safety (S-212) Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Diverse across the state. Need to Operate: Chainsaw Handicap Accessible?: No Main Area of Focus: Sustainability Education, Training & Skills Expected: - Forestry: some coursework or experience - Ecology & Restoration: some coursework or experience - Resource Management: some coursework or experience - Construction: some experience - Hand Tools: competent without supervision - Leadership Experience: competent without supervision
Qualifications
Education, Training & Skills Expected: - Forestry: some coursework or experience - Ecology & Restoration: some coursework or experience - Resource Management: some coursework or experience - Construction: some experience - Hand Tools: competent without supervision - Leadership Experience: competent without supervision
Contact Person
Jamila Jackson
Contact Phone
7039521684
Contact eMail
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