The GA State Parks AmeriCorps Resource Management Team essential functions will include, but are not limited to:
Removal of invasive plant species from natural ecosystems;
Restoration of grasslands and river cane;
Protection of threatened Hemlock trees;
Habitat restoration including American Chestnut trees and Monarch Butterfly/pollinator projects;
Updating and re-blazing state park property boundaries;
Trail improvements and repairs;
Use of resource equipment including: chainsaws, ATV/UTVs, chemical injectors, backpack sprayers and skid sprayers, machetes, chippers, and state vehicles;
Will receive the following training: CPR, 1st aid, ATV, chainsaw, fire, trail work, chemical
(invasive), boundary and survey, and monarch and river cane habitat restoration; Participate in prescribed burns.
18+ years of age;
Must have a U.S. Driver’s license.
Preferred (but not required): B.S. in Resource Management, Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Science, GIS, Surveying, or a related field. (Experience may substitute for degree.)
Duration of Program: August 15, 2017-July 15, 2018
Housing: On-site dormitory housing is offered. Room assignments are decided on a first come first served basis. No rent. Utilities included. Rooms include heat/air, bedroom, bathroom, cooking and common room with a television. Laundry facilities are available. Members provide their own linens, towels, and food.
AmeriCorps members will frequently travel to parks around the state to conduct projects and may stay for extended periods of time. During these travels the crew may utilize an RV camper trailer with heat/air, shower/bathroom, and kitchenette.
Eligible for health insurance coverage, childcare assistance, and student loan deferment and forbearance on qualified loans. Housing available. Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (funds to be used for qualified educational expenses) upon service completion. Variety of training and certifications.
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 2 references to: Kent.Wall@dnr.ga.gov.