The intern serves as an endangered species technician at Carolina Sandhills NWR in support of the biologist during red-cockaded woodpecker nesting season. Duties include monitoring red-cockaded woodpecker chicks; conducting behavioral observations on adult and juvenile red-cockaded woodpeckers; reading color bands from a distance; using a handheld GPS to record bird and tree locations; assessing condition, painting and tagging trees; maintaining vehicles, ATVs and equipment in working order; and inputting data collected during the season. Other duties may include assisting with environmental education events, such as a Kids Fishing Derby and school groups.
This position provides:
– $300/week Living Allowance
– $1,100 one-time round-trip Travel Allowance
– On-site Housing
– Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award (dependent on availability at the time of candidate selection)
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.*
It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.
*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid
Position ID: PO-00733980
Expected Dates: April 10, 2023 - July 2, 2023
23734 US Hwy 1
McBee, SC 29101
Training Provided: Wildlife management; biological research and survey techniques; equipment operation and maintenance
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: none
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Required
Nearest town of any size is 16 miles.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
4 bedroom / 3 bath Bunkhouse shared with up to 8 occupants
US Citizenship: Yes