|Service Position Title:||Alabama Conservation Corps (ALCC) Prescribed Fire AmeriCorps Member|
|Days and Hours of Service:||Monday through Thursday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and Friday (8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Some nights and weekends may be required.
|Start Date:||January 9, 2023||End Date:||April 28, 2023|
|Host Site Address:||The Student Conservation Association, 853 Dauphin St., Suite C, Mobile, AL 36602|
|Host Site – Staff Contact||Amber Rooney, AL Program Coordinator, 251-301-8115, [email protected]|
|Primary Service Site Address:||The Nature Conservancy, 2100 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203|
|Primary Service Site Supervisor/Coordinator Contact:||Keith Tassin, Deputy State Director, 205-613-2901, [email protected]|
|Program Overview:||As part of The Student Conservation Association (SCA) Alabama Conservation Corps (ALCC), the Prescribed Fire AmeriCorps members will work as teams under a leader from The Nature Conservancy and assist with prescribed fire activities in Alabama and Florida. Members will travel extensively throughout Alabama to conduct burns on TNC preserves, state parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges. Members will participate in wildland fire operations including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and weather monitoring, as well as preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, and post-burn monitoring. Members will perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire. Red cards are not required to apply for this position.
Members will be based in two locations – one at The Nature Conservancy's Splinter Hill Bog Preserve (Perdido, AL) and the other at Talladega National Forest (Brent, AL). Housing is provided and each team member must live on the preserve with other team members to maximize the team's effectiveness and provide a general security presence.
Service will mostly be outdoors and will sometimes require heavy lifting (~50 lb) and using equipment such as mowers and trimmers. All team members are expected to be respectful, on-time, hardworking, and aware of conditions to ensure a safe service environment.
|Academic Requirements:||High school diploma or equivalent.|
|Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:||
|Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands:||Emotional and Intellectual Requirements:
|Service Conditions:||Service is performed primarily outdoors. Some classroom time will be required when weather conditions are not ideal for outdoor service or when required professional development activities are due.|
|Equipment Used:||Hand tools, prescribed fire tools, power tools, ATV/UTV.|
|Commitment Required:||The SCA ALCC Program’s term of service is a 4-month (450 hours) commitment that will last (January 9 – April 28, 2023).|
*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid
Position ID: PO-00732700
Expected Dates: January 9, 2023 - April 30, 2023
54450-D County Road 47 S. Ext.
Perdido, AL 36562
Training Provided: NWCG wildland fire, ATV/UTV safety, chainsaw safety
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Team members will be required to complete NWCG basic firefighter training (including online course work, classroom course work, exam, and physical fitness test).
Handicap Accessible?: No
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
Duty location is remote and rural, so a personal vehicle is the easiest method to grocery shop and explore during non-work hours.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
Primary housing is a three bedroom, two bathroom house with full kitchen (including cookware/dishware), bunk-style bedding and all modern amenities (no cable TV) located at Splinter Hill Bog Preserve near Perdido, Alabama. Linens are provided. Each team member is required to provide their own personal toiletries. Opportunities for camping at TNC preserves, State Parks, National Forests, etc. will arise periodically. Team members are strongly encouraged to bring camping equipment.
US Citizenship: Yes