Appalachian Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
Natural Resource Individual Placement - Valley Forge National Historical Park

Deadline to apply :
06/30/2022

Type of Position :
Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :
King of Prussia

State / Territory :
Pennsylvania

Project/Program Focus :
Forestry, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species Mngmt, Landscaping, Trails, Wildlife Mngmt

Organization/Program Description :

Title: Natural Resource Individual Placement

Location: King of Prussia, PA

Dates:  July 11th, 2022 – January 6th, 2023 (26 weeks)

Positions Available: 1 Internship

Pay: $400/week paid biweekly + on site housing

Status: This is a full-time, temporary, 900 hour AmeriCorps national service position.

Contact: Questions? Email [email protected]

 

Application will stay open until the position is filled. Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

Position Description :

Position Details

Valley Forge National Historical Park is seeking a Natural Resources Individual Placement who is passionate about animal and land conservation to assist with major natural resource initiatives. The Individual Placement will be involved in a variety of activities associated with natural resource preservation, become familiar with issues that face natural resource managers, and work closely with National Park Service staff and partners to monitor and address those issues. At the same time they will contribute to the collection of data and implementation of projects that benefit park resources and assist park managers in achieving management goals.

The Conservation Individual Placement will serve with the Planning and Resource Management (PRM) Division at Valley Forge NHP. This division is responsible for natural (biotic and abiotic) and cultural (archaeology, cultural landscapes/structures & archives) Resource Management as well as planning for the park. In NRM, the mission is to preserve and protect the natural diversity, distribution, abundance, and communities found in Valley Forge NHP.

Job Duties :
  • Assist with data collection on White-Tailed deer.
  • Work with park staff, volunteers, and the NPS-Exotic Plant Management Team to control invasive, non-native plant species within the park.
  • Work on a team that includes members from state and federal agencies as well as park staff from all park divisions.
  • Participate in efforts to remove invasive non-native rusty crayfish from Valley Creek, and lead volunteer ‘Crayfish Corps’ events.
  • Contribute to development of park informational brochures on natural resources.
  • Assist with Data Analysis and Report Writing.
  • Assist in monitoring water quality in the Valley Creek Watershed with data.
Contact Information :

Maddie Interdonato, [email protected]