Lewis and Clark National Historical Park – Resource Management Internship

Northwest Youth Corps
Astoria, OR
Job Category
$5,760 stipend, prorated monthly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Duties and Responsibilities: For invasive plant control (70%), duties include conducting surveys of forest and wetlands for invasive plants, mechanical removal using shovels and string trimmers, and application of herbicide when appropriate. Members will receive training in integrated pest management principles, safe herbicide application and plant identification skills from staff. For park monitoring projects (20%), duties may include surveying forest monitoring plots, conducting wetland vegetation surveys, performing driving surveys for elk, and entering data into a database. The members will spend approximately (10%) of their time receiving formal training in general safety, policies, and job opportunities with the National Park Service. The AmeriCorps term will conclude with a report about the work completed during the summer.
Required Qualifications: • Ability to work outdoors, hike, and work in inclement weather across uneven terrain • Willingness to work as part of a team in an outdoor setting • Willingness to carry and use herbicides • Good written and verbal communication skills • Ability to paddle and self-rescue out of a kayak or canoe (training will be provided) • Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs • Ability to safely use hand tools and power tools such as loppers and string trimmers • Willingness to submit to a government background check • Current driver’s license, a clean driving record, and personal transportation • A positive attitude and willingness to learn Desired Qualifications: • Knowledge of Northwest natural resources and plants • College coursework in biology • Previous experience using GPS units and maps and compass for navigating off-trail
Contact Person
Kate Sanders
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