Terrestrial Wildlife Placement (PO-00735243)

This position is a part of the Kenai Peninsula Zone Terrestrial Program of the Chugach National Forest and is based in Girdwood, AK. It is primarily a field-going position, responsibilities include conducting field projects for a variety of natural resource disciplines including botany, ecology, invasive plants, wildlife, and timber. During the field season, your assignments may include wildlife surveys, tree marking for timber sales and service contracts, invasive plant management through mechanical and chemical control, rare plant surveys, and fuels management surveys. This position will assist in managing data collected in the field, entering it into spreadsheets and various Forest Service databases. Other duties include drafting field survey summary reports and utilizing Survey 123, Collector/Field Maps, and ArcGIS. The incumbent must have a valid driver’s license. 

Compensation Amounts:

  • $1,300 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $600 – weekly living allowance ($15 per hour equivalent at 40 hours per week)
  • $300 – monthly housing allowance to pay for USFS bunkhouse costs ($1,500 total – you are expected to use this to budget for your USFS housing which you will pay the USFS for)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
*Please note this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps education award

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid  

Position ID: PO-00735243

Expected Dates: May 8, 2023 - September 24, 2023

145 Forest Station Rd.
Girdwood, AK 99587

Training Provided: Required Aglearn trainings (security awareness, etc.), Bear behavior/bear spray safety, CPR/First Aid, Defensive driver training, Radio/satellite phone use, ArcGIS on-line training, OTJ training with ecologist, wildlife biologist, forestry technician

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Hiking, biking, skiing, boating, kayaking, hunting, backpacking, and more

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Housing in the form of a bunkhouse will be available.  All rooms are double occupancy.  While dormitories may be co-ed, we generally put same sex roommates together.  Dorms include use of the kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry facilities.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: No

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