This individual placement is meant to facilitate personal growth and professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with agency professionals. Projects/duties include Visitor Services duties, including roving outdoor interpretation, visitor center attendance, and hunting and fishing program management.
Working in Visitor Services your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Participates in the development, management, and implementation of a high quality and balanced visitor services program by developing and implementing compatible wildlife-dependent recreation activities.
- Consistent with current COVID and safety–related guidelines, provides interpretation, environmental education, and recreation based programming for target audiences, as determined by the field station. Programming may also be virtual.
- Coordinates media during visitor service programs, including photography, informational pamphlets, and other informational tools.
- Assists Service staff in developing compatibility determinations for visitor services activities and facilities on refuges.
- Assists Service staff in developing, conducting, and analyzing surveys and visitor use studies; and measuring expectations, quality, and satisfaction regarding the refuge's visitor services program.
- Participates in the development, coordination, and implementation of site or issue specific outreach and communication, including planning documents.
- Identifies potential partnership activities with community organizations and corporations (Scouts, service organizations local governments and businesses).
- Participates in citizen science monitoring including Christmas bird counts, butterfly counts, bee surveys as well as other potential wildlife or plant surveys.
- $1,100 one-time travel allowance (personal vehicle is required).
- $300 / week living allowance
- Shared housing provided on site
- Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the position.
Position ID: PO-00735635
Expected Dates: November 20, 2023 - November 17, 2024
718 Juliette Road
Round Oak, GA 31038
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: There are many opportunities to explore historical, cultural, and other natural resource sites within a 60 mile radius of the refuge.
Handicap Accessible?: No
Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Reviewed
Driving Logistics: Required
It's not for work; instead, it's because the closest town - and the grocery store - is 20 miles each way.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
Housing is a three bedroom house with full kitchen located on refuge. It is located within the refuge maintenance complex which includes other gov't housing for staff and volunteers. May have a housemate.
US Citizenship: Yes