Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE Vegetation Monitoring Member to monitor and protect significant natural resources in National Parks as part of the NPS Gulf Coast Network (GULN).
For full position announcement and to apply visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/729638.html
Start Date: May 2, 2022 (Flexibility may be available for the right candidate)
End Date: Late October, 2022 (or 26 weeks after start date)
* A 26-week minimum commitment is required *
Position Description: This is a 26-week position, working with the NPS Gulf Coast Network (GULN) as a member of a team that conducts field-oriented natural resources monitoring.
Primary duties include assisting GULN staff with a variety of field-oriented projects, including:
-Assisting with the terrestrial vegetation monitoring project in Gulf Coast Network parks
-Entering and quality checking monitoring data and species occurrence information in databases and spreadsheets, using Microsoft Access and Excel
-Occasionally providing field and data management assistance for other long-term monitoring projects, such as water quality monitoring, Texas tortoise monitoring, amphibian monitoring, shoreline monitoring and bird community monitoring.
-Field operation and basic management of Global Positioning System (GPS) instruments and data, including uploading and downloading GPS data
-Assisting with organizing and carrying out field logistics to support monitoring teams of two or more people
Training: NPS will provide field training and experience in a variety of methods and instruments used to carry out several long-term monitoring projects. Training or practical experience may also be provided in data manipulation using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and other proprietary software, including Garmin GPS software, and National Park Service natural resources inventory and monitoring databases.
Location: Stationed at GULN office in Lafayette, LA.
Living Allowance: The ACE member will serve approximately 40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $500/week to offset the costs of food, housing, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. While traveling for projects, accommodations will include motels and park housing; reimbursable travel expenses are covered by the ACE.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($3,172.50) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment steps are required.
For full position announcement, qualifications, and to apply visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/729638.html
About American Conservation Experience
American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, young adults, and emerging professionals of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.