Invasive Weeds Monitoring and Management Internship Fall 2014 – AZCC – Flagstaff, AZ

As an AmeriCorps program participant, work effectively as member of crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates; camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary.
Project Work:
The small AZCC crew will work with the Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition (VWRC) to conduct field inventories on plant species and use integrated weed management techniques to control invasive species. Techniques include herbicide treatments, biological controls, mowing, burning, re-seeding and hand pulling.
The schedule will vary but could include evenings and weekends. It will also include a mix of day project work and some camping and overnight projects.
Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $290 per week or $580 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
September 8, 2014 – November 26, 2014
Job Location: Cottonwood, AZ
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 21 and 25, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must have a clean driving record to operate CREC vehicles. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
Preferred Qualifications: Familiar with native and invasive plant species and treatment plants. As well as GIS and plotting skills.

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