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Great Basin Institute/Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 6842

Wed, March 13, 2013

Great Basin Institute/Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 6842

Description:
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, is recruiting one AmeriCorps Intern to serve a 6-month commitment at Ash Meadows NWR as Ecological Technicians. The interns will assist Refuge staff with a number of projects related to restoring habitat conditions on the Refuge. The Ecological Technician will focus on four major tasks within the refuge: (1) Removal of non-native and planting of native streambank vegetation, which may include the application of pesticides; (2) Restoration activities including, but not limited to, drip line instillation/maintenance, construction of fish barriers and traps, as well as native plantings; (3) Non-native aquatic fauna control/eradication (trapping, spearing, netting, electrofishing), and native and non-native aquatic fauna surveys; and (4) Additional restoration duties may include, plant and wildlife surveys. The Ecological Technicians will maintain all field data equipment and tools, maintain accurate and detailed activity logs, collect appropriate biological data, and input current and archived paper data into electronic Access databases.

Compensation:
Living Allowance: $8,000; Education Award: $2,775; Housing provided.
AmeriCorps Education Scholarship may be used for past, present or future educational expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans.

Timeline:
6-month contract; April 1, 2013 to September 27, 2013; Full time, some weekend service required

This application has a two-step process.  The deadline is 3/13/2013:

1) Fill out the AmeriCorps application online (see steps below):

Step 1: Click here https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=48731
Step 2: Click "Apply" then register.
Step 3: Once registered login and complete the application.
Step 4: Click the "Search Listings" link and search for program name: Nevada Conservation Corps
Step 5: Click on the position then hit the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of the listing.

2) Forward a cover letter, résumé, and a list of two professional references to Genevieve Parker, Human Resource Coordinator at gparker@thegreatbasininstitute.org.

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