Invasive Plant Management Intern (PO-00734053)

Come work for the National Park Service in Alaska and help keep our park lands pristine! Invasive plants cause millions of dollars in damage across the United States, but here in Alaska their impacts are still minimal. Assist biologists and natural resources managers with invasive plant management; conduct regular invasive plant surveys; perform invasive plant control by pulling, digging, and cutting; conduct data entry and analysis; use a Trimble GPS unit for mapping, data collection and processing; GIS data management, and map production; help with outreach activities in the local communities; complete reports or other documents related to natural resource management projects.

Interns may serve a portion of their time alongside Fish and Wildlife personnel in King Salmon.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in the training of all Alaska NPS seasonal employees conducting invasive plant management, focusing on GPS data collection and processing, control techniques, and plant identification. You will be encouraged to focus extra time on any aspect of the work you find particularly interesting. Finally, you will have opportunities to work and play in one of the nation's most amazing National Parks!

Applicants should be comfortable around herbicide and with travel on watercraft.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,500 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $350 – weekly living allowance
  • $1,500 – duty related travel for Anchorage training
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($2,474.27)
  • Housing

*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Please provide a 1-2 page professional resume as an attachment to your SCA application. 

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared 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.

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Position ID: PO-00734053

Expected Dates: May 6, 2024 - September 22, 2024

PO Box 7
1 King Salmon Mall
King Salmon, AK 99613

Training Provided: Invasive plant management; local plant identification; Trimble GPS unit operation; basic GIS; computer; bear safety; first aid/CPR/AED; aviation safety; boat operation; wilderness camping

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Alaska Exotic Plant Management Team seasonal training, focusing on GPS data collection and processing and plant identification. Access to one of the nation`s most amazing National Parks!

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

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

Intern will be housed in a dorm near the headquarters in King Salmon. Dorm has two floors of rooms with kitchen/living/bathroom facilities on each floor.  While at Brooks Camp, the intern will be housed in a shared yurt.  Backcountry work will involve camping or use of cabins.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

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