This position will assist the Fort Leavenworth Natural Resources Specialist in accomplishing goals set forth in the Fort’s Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan. These goals will require work in most aspects of natural resources management on the 3,500 acres of unimproved lands on the Post. Over the course of the project the Resource Assistant (RA) will conduct environmental education programs for K-6 graders and middle schoolers. There will also be opportunities to speak to adult audiences about the natural resources on the Post. UTV’s and tractors with implements such as disks, seed drills, and mowers may also be operated. Invasive species control will be undertaken using hand tools, chainsaws, and herbicides. Prescribed fires may be conducted. Various surveys will be conducted using live traps, seining nets, visual encounters. Data compilation and analysis might also be done. Trail maintenance, mowing, low skill carpentry projects, and equipment maintenance may all be required.
Living and Housing Allowance $600 per week
(Housing costs $1,250.00 per month)
Relocation Travel $1,100 one time
This position qualifies for an AmeriCorps Education Award.
*All allowances are 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.
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Position ID: PO-00735287
Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - August 6, 2023
810 McClellan Ave
, KS 66027
Training Provided: On the job training will include training in pesticide application and possibly certification by the state of Kansas. There could also be training in handling UTV’s and Tractors. Most of the day to day work will be training in the duties of a Wildlife T
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Within 25 miles of the Post four Universities have class offerings and sporting events. There are 10,000 acres of public lands, other lakes and rivers for outdoor recreation. Kansas City and communities provide unique shopping and dining opportunities.
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
While not required many people would want to venture more than biking distance from the post.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.
Housing is on post; intern will pay for housing with their housing allowance.
US Citizenship: Yes