You will identify and inventory non-native and native plant species, eradicate the invasive species through mechanical and chemical treatment, survey invasive plant sites with a GPS unit. You will collect and monitor water quality parameters using Izaac Walton League's "Save our Streams" protocol, as well as test our lakes and streams for E.coli. Using GIS and database software, you will develop maps, educational products, and planning documents; all for use by park managers and the public. In addition, you will work with researchers on other conservation projects, including forest restoration/reclamation projects, water-quality, stream assessments, vegetation inventories, bird surveys, bat surveys and interpretive programs.
– $600/week Living Allowance
– One-time round-trip Travel Allowance: $1,100 paid once (personal vehicle is required)
– Housing allowance: $1000 / month (four payments total throughout the position)
– Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,678.57, received upon successful completion of this position
– Eligible to apply hours toward the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority
*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.
Position ID: PO-00735374
Expected Dates: June 26, 2023 - September 1, 2023
18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172
Training Provided: Forest Mensuration, Water Quality, Water Chemistry, Invasive Species Control, GIS/GPS
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Opportunity to take field trips to the United States Capitol, Center for Urban Ecology, and possibly an overnight camping trip.
Handicap Accessible?: No
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
Park office for daily reporting is more than 2 miles within the park boundaries, and approximately 2 miles from the nearest bus stop.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.
US Citizenship: Yes