AQUATIC GIS CORPS

Expected Dates
October 19, 2020 to December 11, 2020
Position ID
PO-00730658
The SCA and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are looking for a detail-oriented, highly motivated, and independent conservation team to join the 2020 Aquatic (GIS) Corps. This team will design and carry out conservation service projects and tasks in operations and maintenance at the Wallisville Lake Project (WLP) during their term of service. Responsibilities include clearing of vegetation and debris within historic areas and conducting aquatic invasive species (herbicide) spray treatment operations in prominent public viewing and the recreational regions while using GIS data to track progress.
This will be an opportunity to interact with USACE rangers, project managers, and volunteers while exploring new skills and undertaking tasks that will impart lasting benefits to recreation sites.
The program composition will consist of 1 Project leader: 4 Conservation Team Members and will be managed by the SCA Houston Program Manager.
 
Crew Dates & Location:
  • Wallisville, TX
  • Team Dates: 10/19/2020-  12/11/2020


Work Breakdown: 

  • Aquatic Herbicide Application (65 %)
  • GIS data collection (10%)
  • Data processing and written reports (10%)
  • Conservation service projects (10%)
  • Community building (5%)


Project Member Qualifications:

  • Commitment working within an intensive crew environment; interpersonal skills  are strongly desired
  • Commitment to service in working conditions that will include extreme temperatures, high humidity, precipitation, and busy public areas
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass Motor Vehicle Records check preferred (only participants 21+ will eligible to drive work vehicles)
  • Members must  be 18+ to be considered for this team
  • Ability to enroll in AmeriCorps Education Award Program (optional)
  • Ability to pass SCA background check


Additional Team Member Responsibilities: 

  • Fully engaging in all work projects and community activities
  • Communicating in a professional manner with the public
  • Recording work totals and writing reports for submission to USACE partners
  • Planning, implementing, and leading conservation service projects
  • Promoting safety and maintaining conservation values/ethics
  • Additional miscellaneous tasks supporting project and community outcomes

 
Provided Trainings & Certifications:

  • Plant Identification
  • GIS
  • Teamwork, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution Skills Trainings
  • Canoe/Kayaking training with ACA

 
 Member Benefits: 

  • Living allowance of $400/week
  • AmeriCorps Award $1289.95 ( upon successful enrollment with AmeriCorps)
  • Transportation provided for the duration of the program; personal use of company vehicles possible with limitations
  • • Plant Identification
    • GIS
    • Teamwork, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution Skills Trainings
    • Canoe/Kayaking training with ACA
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Communications
some coursework or experience
GIS
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience
Writing/Publishing
some experience