Invasive Plant Management Intern (PO-00734055)

You will assist biologists and natural resources managers, by conducting non-native invasive plant monitoring and control, and by performing invasive plant control (hand pulling). You will be performing data entry, data analysis, while conducting GPS mapping, GIS data management, and map production. You will also complete reports or other documents related to natural resource management projects. This position will include both office and outdoor work in hot/cold and wet environments. Field work will involve arduous hiking in steep, slippery or dense growth in all weather conditions. It will require physical exertion, including hiking over rough, off trail, terrain up to 15 miles per day carrying a 30-40 lb pack. Tasks will be performed in areas frequented by bears (training on how to handle bear encounters will be provided). This position will include some overnight hours and periodic backcountry camping trips for several days.

This position will serve in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in Skagway, AK. Skagway is a small coastal town in southeast Alaska. Rain is common, and candidates should be prepared to work in rainforest conditions. Boat travel with qualified NPS staff may be required.

Applicants should be comfortable around herbicide.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,500 – RT travel allowance to work site
  • $350 – weekly living allowance
  • $1,500 – duty related travel for Anchorage training
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,718.25)
  • 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-00734055

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - September 10, 2023

Training Provided: Invasive plant detection and monitoring; data collection, GPS mapping, invasive plant identification, and invasive plant monitoring techniques; bear safety, backcountry travel; opportunity to assist natural and cultural resource staff in field projects.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Wide variety of recreational opportunities especially hiking and biking. Numerous hiking trails in the area ranging in length and difficulty, including the Historic Chilkoot Trail. Ferries to Haines and a highway to Whitehorse, Yukon.

Handicap Accessible?: No

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

US Citizenship: Yes

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