CDIP Facilities/Maintenance Intern (PO-00734863)

USFWS Career Discovery Internship Program
Facilities/Maintenance Intern

Intern will support refuge staff through a variety of different tasks. Weekly tasks may include but are not limited to assisting maintenance personnel with machine and/or vehicle maintenance (oil change, brakes, replacing hose, etc.), refuge grounds maintenance (mowing trails and visitor use areas, garbage collection, etc.) sign posting and removal, tool repair and maintenance. Experience and/or familiarity with common hand tools, power tools, and small engines is helpful but not necessary. Experience with the operation of 4×4 vehicles and towing small trailers also helpful but not necessary. Intern will be required to operate a refuge vehicle for daily activities and must possess a valid driver’s license. Intern should be comfortable working independently as well as part of a team and must possess a positive attitude along with a willingness to learn.

Living Allowance $620 per week
Travel and Orientation provided.

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Position ID: PO-00734863

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - August 20, 2023

3395 US-20
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Training Provided: Training on the use of basic tools, wildlife management and visitor services.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: On-going safety talks, weekly biological seminars, etc.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Recommended to prevent a sense of isolation.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Intern will share a 4 bedroom house with other refuge employees.  Private bedroom and bedding provided.  Shared bathroom, kitchen and common areas.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association