You will be part of a multi-person burn crew, working on Wildlife Management Area conservation projects through southeast Georgia. Your top priorities are activities associated with prescribed burning, including firebreak construction, fuel reduction, burn operations, and monitoring. Another priority is longleaf pine forest restoration, including tree planting and invasive species removal. You and your crew will be involved with habitat enhancement for game species, exotic and invasive species management, other native species plantings, basic land management activities, and assisting in sensitive and endangered species recovery. This position will focus on coastal lands, with opportunities to assist on projects state-wide.
EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: There is a great opportunity for learning about the ecosystems of the Southeast, game species habitat management, rare species ecology and prescribed fire application. You will work with a number of biologists and technicians from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other agencies, as well as volunteers. Leadership opportunities will be available on the fireline. Southeastern Georgia offers opportunities to recreate at numerous state parks, Wildlife Management Areas, National Wildlife Refuges (biking, hiking, canoeing) as well as chances to experience the local culture.
Red Card certification is preferred but not required to apply. Candidates not currently certified will be required to completed approximately 47 hours of National Wildfire Coordination Group online training PRIOR to beginning their internship. Interns will be required to go through additional training (including course work, exam, and Arduous Pack Test) immediately upon the start of the internship.
- $300 / week living allowance
- Fire Boots
- A one time $650 travel allowance as a personal vehicle is strongly recommended
- Shared housing is provided
- Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award worth: $1,638.89
This position is AmeriCorps and acceptance of AmeriCorps membership is required for this internship. 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.
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Position ID: PO-00734338
Expected Dates: February 23, 2023 - April 21, 2023
One Conservation Way
Brunsick, GA 31520
Training Provided: NWCG wildland fire FFT2 (RedCard) certification
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: FFT2/Red card certification Chainsaw training First Aid/CPR Access to state parks and National Wildlife Refuges nearby.
Handicap Accessible?: No
Main Area of Focus: Sustainability
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
State vehicle use is limited to official business use only.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
There is a home-base but the job is mobile. Housing will be in the form of state owned housing. Rooms are shared, two members per room. Kitchen, dinning area and common rooms are shared.
US Citizenship: Yes