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Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC): Project T.R.E.C.
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 three Project areas, Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators), Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps), and Project R.O.A.R (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters). Project T.R.E.C. is a traveling team based in Gainesville. Members are prescheduled for various trail restoration/awareness projects in Florida State Parks. Members are required to work 5-8 days at a time depending on project and must have a positive attitude. Members are required to participate as the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team for the state of Florida (may deploy for 30 days at a time). Protocols are in place to serve safely due to the impact of Covid-19 virus. PPE is provided. Benefits: • Natural Resource Skills (Chainsaw training, Hauling trailers, Use of large equipment • Tool maintenance (chainsaws, trail tools, herbicide application tools, hatchets, machetes, hand saw, ATV, UTV) • Professional Development (intro to federal & state guidelines, network/build relationships with natural resource professionals, conflict resolution) • Community Outreach (Flyer/graphic design, volunteer recruitment, community outreach, Disaster Recovery, and FLCC promotion) On/off site Training: Interpretation, Leadership, CPR/First Aid/AED, Effective Communication, Resume/Cover Letter Workshop, & district specific training. Monetary benefits: monthly stipend ($1,500), loan deferment, childcare assistance, SNAP assistance, free health insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Workers Compensation). Requirements: Has a valid driver’s license, 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 Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) focus on trail assessment, creation, improvement, and maintenance in Florida’s State Parks. Members will be required to live in Gainesville, FL, encouraged to live together, and apartment inquires may be facilitated through FLCC staff. Members will serve in many state parks throughout the course of the service term, and will act as advocates for trail user accessibility. These members will use various tools for trail assessment, maintenance, and creation. In addition, members will participate in outreach and interpretation to promote the program and trails in our Florida State Parks. Members will also act as an AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT), and must be available for immediate deployment in the event of a disaster.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  meals provided if traveling overnight . 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief . 
Skills :
Team based skills ,  Team Work ,  Trade/Construction ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  Disaster Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  First Aid ,  General Skills . 
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Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC): Project T.R.E.C.

Program Start/End Date
02/01/2021  -   12/31/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/01/2020  To  03/15/2021 

Contact Lauren Natwick
4801 Camp Ranch Rd
Gainesville   FL   32641

Listing ID 70002