Invasive Plant Management Intern (PO-00734056)

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 involve more seed collection than invasive plant elimination, but interns should anticipate a variety of assignments.

This position is based in Anchorage with frequent visits to National Park units with the state, particularly those on the road system. Applicants should be comfortable operating vehicles with trailers, and with camping and traveling in the backcountry. Applicants should be comfortable around herbicide.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,300 – RT travel allowance to work site
  • $350 – weekly living allowance
  • $800 – monthly housing allowance (4 months total)
  • $1,000 – duty related travel
  • Not AmeriCorps eligible

*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.

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Position ID: PO-00734056

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

240 W 5th Avenue
Suite 114
Anchorage, AK 99501

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: Anchorage is the largest city in the state of Alaska and as such has numerous educational and recreational activities. These include: hiking, biking, hunting, backpacking, grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and more.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
B. Partner will pay The SCA to provide housing for the member

Housing allowance paid to members on a monthly basis. Allowance is taxed. 

US Citizenship: Yes

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