Invasive Species Crew Leader (PO-00734260)

Come join our refuge staff and volunteers at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, on the North Olympic Peninsula, Washington.  The Refuge includes the 2nd longest natural sand spit in the world, amazing wildlife, historic lighthouse and spectacular views.  Our mission is to provide a refuge, preserve and breeding ground for wildlife. You will be leading a crew at the forefront of protecting the refuge’s natural resources that are central to many wildlife species and their varied habitats. The Refuge attracts about 100,000 visitors annually from around the world for excellent wildlife viewing and proximity to other natural wonders of the peninsula.

Duties Include:
-Coordinate a volunteer crew that assists refuge staff for monitoring and trapping of invasive European green crab. (75%).
-Data management that is used for updates with partners and stakeholders, presentations and reports (25%).
-Assist refuge staff on other invasive projects as time allows

We have 30 trained and dedicated volunteers assisting on this project. A maximum of 5-6 assist on any scheduled field day. The work week will be 5 days, 8 hours per day.  Conditions may require working outside in muddy, cool, rainy weather and carry field equipment up to 45 lbs.  This position is ideal for outgoing individuals or those looking to obtain the skills needed for a career in biological or environmental sciences. Familiarity with common computer software programs such as Windows suite, GPS (Collector), GIS ArcMap or AGOL, and the ability to obtain USFWS ATV/UTV certification.

Compensation amounts:
– $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
– $300 – weekly living allowance
– $40 – weekly commuting allowance

– $800- monthly housing allowance (8 months of housing)
– All weather Uniform
– AmeriCorps Award valued at $4,546 at fulfillment of position requirements and 1200 service hours

*All allowances subject to federal and state tax

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Position ID: PO-00734260

Expected Dates: March 13, 2023 - October 29, 2023

715 Holgerson Road
Sequim, WA 98382

Training Provided: Two weeks of preparatory training including: safety topics, ATV/UTV operations, CPR/First Aid, crab monthly monitoring and removal trapping protocols, natural resource training, and visitor contact information

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Education and recreation opportunities are plentiful in the surrounding area. Hiking, kayaking, biking, backpacking, fishing, and whale watching are just the tip of the iceberg.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Public transportation does not come off the main thoroughfare.

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

The housing is located on the refuge and is a single-family unit. It is fully furnished and includes all utilities except internet access.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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