• Half-Term Project A.N.T. Member- St. Lucie Inlet State Park: Florida

Agency
Florida Conservation Corps
Location
Stuart, FL
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Monthly Living Stipend: $1,500.00
Start Date
07/10/2022
Last Date to Apply
07/25/2022
Website
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do
Description
The Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps program is a 25-year-old program and is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Members are required to work 35 – 40 hours per week to complete 900 hours in 6 months for half term members or 1700 hours in 11 months for full-term members. FLCC members may serve under one of three Project areas; • Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Nonnative plant Terminators) • Project R.O.A.R. (Regional Outreach Awareness Recruiters) • Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) Project A.N.T. focuses on habitat restoration by managing invasive plants. Members reduce invasive plant infestations through various land management techniques (herbicide use/manual removal), recruit volunteers, & educate park visitors about issues of invasive plants in natural ecosystems. The Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps program is a 25-year-old program administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Park Service with members serving at state parks throughout Florida. Members serving under FLCC Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Nonnative plant Terminators) serve as pairs in approximately 25 Florida State Parks, focused on habitat restoration through the management of invasive plants. Members help to reduce invasive plant infestations through various land management techniques but also educate park visitors and surrounding communities through outreach and interpretation, as well as recruit volunteers to support their plant management endeavors. FLCC AmeriCorps members for this position will report daily to onsite park management, known as their Site Supervisor, and submit service data via email/SharePoint, to FLCC staff based in Gainesville, FL Members are required to serve 900 hours between July 2022 – December 31, 2022. This equates to approximately 35 – 40 hours per week. FLCC AmeriCorps members are not employees, but rather are engaged in a term of National Service. To find out more about AmeriCorps, National Service, and the program you can visit: Training Available • Interpretation • Leadership • Disaster Response • CPR/First Aid • Effective Communication • Resume/Cover letter workshop • Other training dependent on location and availability Monetary Benefits • Loan deferment • $3,172.50 Education award after the completion of service • Education award after the completion of service • Monthly Living Stipend: $1,500.00 • Free insurance (deductibles still required) • Access to Employee Assistance Program • Free access to all 175 state parks What you can expect from your service • Natural Resource Skills o Plant identification o Chainsaw training and use o Training and use of large equipment o Tool maintenance (chainsaws, trail tools, herbicide application tools, hatchets, machetes, hand saw, vehicles, ATV, UTV) o Safe use of herbicide application o Participate in prescribed fire o Create/maintain/improve public trails • Professional development o Introduction to federal and state policy and guidelines o Experience entering data and retrieving reports for progress tracking o Organize and/or participate in strike teams and service projects o Network and build relationships with natural resource professionals • Community Outreach o Flyer and graphic design and development o Opportunity to recruit volunteers and lead volunteer projects o Table at community events o Interact and educate park visitors o Participate in disaster response recovery efforts
Qualifications
Qualifications • Must be able to complete an FBI/FDLE background check (free of charge) before the start date • Must be able to attend orientation in August • Must commit to full 900 hours of service over 6 months • Must be at least 17 years of age • Must have obtained at least a high school diploma or equivalent • Must have a valid driver’s license • Must be able to tolerate extreme and adverse conditions in Florida • Understand that this is not employment, but national service through an AmeriCorps program Members are encouraged to participate in cross-project collaboration. Training Available • Interpretation • Leadership • Disaster Response • CPR/First Aid • Effective Communication • Resume/Cover letter workshop • Other training dependent on location and availability Monetary Benefits • Loan deferment • $3,172.50 Education award after the completion of service • Monthly Living Stipend: $1,500.00 • Free insurance (deductibles still required) • Access to Employee Assistance Program • Child care assistance if applicable • Free access to all 175 state parks What you can expect from your service • Professional development o Introduction to federal and state policy and guidelines o Experience entering data and retrieving reports for progress tracking o Organize and/or participate in strike teams and service projects o Network and build relationships with natural resource professionals • Community Outreach o Flyer and graphic design and development o Opportunity to recruit volunteers and lead volunteer projects o Table at community events o Interact and educate park visitors o Participate in disaster response recovery efforts
Contact Person
Lauren.t.natwick@floridaDEP.gov
Contact Phone
352-204-4528
Contact eMail
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