Resource Management Intern

Employer
Student Conservation Association
Location
Fort Myer, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Invasive Species
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Internship
Resource Management Intern Expected Dates March 6, 2023 to October 1, 2023 Site Fort Leavenworth Position ID PO-00733847 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 Allowance $300 per weekRelocation Travel $1,100 one timeHousing $1,250 per month Conditions of Employment Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. + Location Description Fort Leavenworth Garrison is an Army community of about 10,000 people. Surrounding Leavenworth and Platte Counties combine for over 175,000 residents and are part of the Kansas City metro area. So the surrounding areas are urban, suburban and exurban. + 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 Education, Training & Skills Expected Biology some coursework or experience Forestry some coursework or experience Resource Management some coursework or experience Chain Saw Skills some experience Hand Tools competent with supervision Public Speaking some experience Trail Maintenance some experience All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) some experience Further Details AmeriCorps Eligible Not Eligible Driving Logistics Valid Drivers License Needed Housing or Stipend Provided? Yes Housing is on post; intern will pay for housing with their housing allowance. Indoor/Outdoor Indoor US Citizenship Required

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