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Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC): Project A.N.T.
 
 
 
The Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps Program is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Members serve 1700 hours in Florida State Parks. FLCC members will serve under one of two Project areas, Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Nonnative plant Terminators) Project R.O.A.R (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters). Members are required to work 35 – 40 hours per week and must have a positive attitude. Project A.N.T. focuses on habitat restoration by managing invasive plants. Members reduce invasive plant infestations through various land management techniques (herbicide use/manual removal), recruit volunteers, & educate park visitors about issues of invasive plants in natural ecosystems. Benefits: • Natural Resource Skills (plant identification, chainsaw use, herbicide application, prescribed fire training) • Professional Development (intro to federal & state guidelines, conflict resolution, coordinate/participate in large-scale projects) • Community Outreach (Flyer/graphic design, volunteer recruitment, outreach events, FLCC promotion) Training Available in/off-site: Interpretation, Leadership, Disaster Response, CPR/First Aid/AED, Effective Communication, Resume/Cover Letter Workshop, and various Park Specific training. Monetary benefits: monthly stipend ($1,550), loan deferment, childcare assistance, SNAP assistance, health insurance, Member Assistance Program, Workers Compensation, & free housing (only at specific locations). Applicants cannot identify the park they would like to serve in on the application. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly by FLCC staff regarding specific service locations for interviews. Requirements: Has a valid driver’s license, is able to complete an FBI/FDLE background check (free), has a high school diploma or equivalent, able to tolerate extreme environmental conditions of Florida.
 
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Member Duties : Florida Conservation Corps Members serving as part of Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) focus on invasive plant management and trail improvement in Florida's State Parks. Members spend a majority of their time outdoors in Florida's harsh environments treating and removing invasive plants through the use of herbicides and manual efforts (herbicide safety/Application training provided), surveying for invasive plants, and performing trail improvements. Members also recruit volunteers to assist with invasive plant management and educate park visitors and the local community about the harm caused by invasive plants. Service duties may also include disaster relief response training/deployment, depending on availability and preference.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage ,  housing available at some locations ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Disaster Relief . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Natural Resource Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC): Project A.N.T.

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2024  -   12/31/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/18/2024  To  07/01/2024 

Contact Lauren Natwick
4801 Camp Ranch Rd
Gainesville   FL   32641
352-204-4528
FLCC@FloridaDEP.gov
www.floridastateparks.org

Listing ID 6111


       

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