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).
Start Date: ~April 25, 2022
End Date: October 24, 2022 (or 26 weeks after start date)
* A 26-week minimum commitment is required *
** Some flexibility in start date **
Location: Stationed at GULN office in Lafayette, LA.
Lafayette has a distinct culinary identity as the epicenter of Cajun cuisine that’s earned them the title Best Food City in the USA. The city has a rich cultural history and a bustling culinary scene.
About the Gulf Coast Network
The Gulf Coast Network (GULN) is one of thirty-two Inventory and Monitoring networks nationwide. The network monitors natural resources in eight national parks, spanning from Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Habitats in the network’s parks include barrier islands and seashores, coastal fresh to brackish marshes, bottomland hardwoods, cypress-tupelogum swamps, Mississippi River alluvial floodplain and loessal bluffs, rolling hill country and pastures, and the dry scrub/grasslands of Edwards Plateau.
The Gulf Coast Network Parks:
The Work and Lifestyle
For 26 weeks you will be a member of the NPS Gulf Coast Network team conducting field-oriented natural resources monitoring. About 40% of the member’s work will require overnight travel. Field trips will leave from Lafayette, LA. Overnight travel will most often be to one of the eight Gulf Coast Network parks.
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.
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.
Paid Work Travel: ~40% of the member’s work will require overnight travel with accommodations that 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.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.
Suggested: a personal vehicle is recommended for the duration of the term.
For full position announcement and to apply visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/729638.html
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