USFWS Remote Sensing Corps Crew

Agency
Student Conservation Association
Location
CountHidalgo, Starr and Cameron ies
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$9/ hour
Start Date
08/30/2021
Last Date to Apply
01/30/2022
Website
https://www.thesca.org/usfws-lrgnwr-remote-sensing-corps-crew
Description
USFWS LRGNWR Remote Sensing Corps Crew Team Dates: 8/30/2021- 1/30/2022 Locations: Southern TX Positions based in South Texas Crew Member (Preference given to local applicants) Our crew members don’t need any previous experience. As long as you have a passion for the outdoors, are interested in pursuing a career in the environment, and are a hard worker, you’ll be a great fit for our program! This is a seasonal position, $9/hr. Join a team of 4 local young adults to conduct invasive species removal, shoreline restoration, water quality monitoring, trail work, and other activities. Team members will receive certifications and opportunities for future leadership and career opportunities in coastal habitat restoration. This is a paid position with weekday hours (Mon-Thurs, 8A - 5P and Fri 8A - 230P). Food and housing are not included. Work will mostly be outdoors and will sometimes require heavy lifting and using equipment such as chainsaws. Team members will work under two team leaders that will serve as SCA’s supervisors. All team members are expected to be respectful, on-time, hard-working, and aware of conditions to ensure a safe working environment. The South Texas Refuge Complex Corps Team, made up of one Project Leader and four Crew Members (ages 18+), will work on US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) lands in the southernmost areas of Texas for 22 weeks. The South Texas Refuge Complex Corps Team will focus primarily on mapping invasive species across almost 9,554 acres in Hidalgo, Starr and Cameron Counties. This is a research project with two higher education partners and it is important work that will reduce the risk of wildfire and improve habitat for migratory birds on USFWS lands. This team is for those who love a physical challenge! This team can expect to work regularly in an extremely hot and humid environment on tough projects. Preference will be given to local applicants that are interested in pursuing an environmental career. • Training Provided Members of this team will participate in the following training: - Wilderness First Aid - CPR - Chainsaw skills - Herbicide use - Water safety and kayak • Professional Development Opportunities Team members will have the opportunity to meet and work alongside partners from numerous environmental agencies in coastal Alabama. Professional opportunities such as leadership development, risk management, resume building, and career advancement will also be available. The goal of this program is to place members in environmental careers at the end of the 6-month position. • Need to Operate o Chainsaw; Other o Herbicide application Main Area of Focus Natural Resources Mgmt Education, Training & Skills Expected Ecology & Restoration: some coursework or experience Resource Management: some coursework or experience Construction: some experience GIS: some experience GPS: some experience Hand Tools: competent with supervision Driving Logistics Valid Drivers License Needed Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor US Citizenship Required For more information: Contact Valeria Casas, SCA’s TX Community Programs Manager at vcasas@thesca.org For more about the GulfCorps program, visit https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/gulfcorps-conservation-crew. To Apply: Go to 2021 https://www.thesca.org/usfws-lrgnwr-remote-sensing-corps-crew. Click log in or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic, intern/corps, and community applications when prompted. Once your application is complete and submitted, you must email leaders(at)thesca.org and Valeria Casas at vcasas(at)thesca.org with the subject line: “USFWS Remote Sensing Crew” so we know to review your application.
Qualifications
Main Area of Focus Natural Resources Mgmt Education, Training & Skills Expected Ecology & Restoration: some coursework or experience Resource Management: some coursework or experience Construction: some experience GIS: some experience GPS: some experience Hand Tools: competent with supervision Driving Logistics Valid Drivers License Needed Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor US Citizenship Required
Contact Person
Valaria Casas
Contact Phone
16035431700
Contact eMail
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