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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 three Project areas, Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Nonnative plant Terminators), Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps), or 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 exotic plants. Members reduce invasive exotic plant infestations through various land management techniques (herbicide use/manual removal), recruit volunteers, & educate park visitors about issues of invasive exotic 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 ($1,500), loan deferment, childcare assistance, SNAP assistance, health insurance, Employee 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, 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 exotic 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 exotic plants through the use of herbicides and manual efforts (herbicide safety/Application training provided), surveying for invasive exotic plants, and performing trail improvements. Members also recruit volunteers to assist with invasive exotic plant management and educate park visitors and the local community about the harm caused by invasive exotic plants, while following DEP Covid-19 policy. Service duties may also include disaster relief response training/deployment, depending on availability and preference.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  housing available at some locations . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Disaster Relief ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Natural Resource Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

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

Program Start/End Date
07/04/2022  -   12/31/2022

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/05/2022  To  07/31/2022 

Contact Lauren Natwick
4801 Camp Ranch Rd
Gainesville   FL   32641

Listing ID 6111