WisCorps

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist - Perrot State Park

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Type of Position :
Staff (Seasonal)

Town, City, Park, etc :
Trempealeau

State / Territory :
Wisconsin

Benefits :
AmeriCorps, Education Award, Student Loan Forbearance

Project/Program Focus :
Habitat Restoration

Organization/Program Description :

Perrot State Park’s 1,200 acres are nestled among 500-foot bluffs where the Trempealeau and Mississippi rivers meet. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking river views from the hiking trails in this park, known for its natural, archaeological, and historical resources.

Position Description :

Perrot State Park’s Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist will perform a variety of conservation work regarding trail construction, habitat restoration, and park maintenance. They will also act as the point person regarding the Buffalo River State Trail which connects Fairchild, WI and Mondovi, WI.

The Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist will be trained/certified in:

  • Chainsaw certification (S-212)
  • First Aid and CPR
  • ATV/UTV certification
  • Defensive Driving
Job Duties :
  • Assist with trail construction, renovation and maintenance
  • Remove invasive species and do prairie and habitat restoration
  • Assist staff in building and repairing picnic shelters, kiosks and other property facilities
  • Do carpentry, remodeling and other construction projects
  • Assist with sign repairs and replacements including hiking trail maps and motorized trail signage
  • Enhance pollinator and rain gardens
  • Maintain park grounds, picnic areas, campgrounds and facilities
  • Support park staff in educational programming
  • Greet visitors and answer phone calls
  • Manage and supervise volunteers
Requirements :
  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years old
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and a working personal vehicle
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservation practices
  • Passionate about outdoor recreation
Additional Benefits :

Living stipend total for whole term = $4,026.72 (335.56 per week) Education Award = $1,718.25 upon successful completion of service.

Mileage will be reimbursed.

Contact Information :

Apply online at https://wiscorps.wufoo.com/forms/z73k2sn1hfyapg/

If you have questions or need a paper formatted application please contact Holly Pierro at [email protected]