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NY-NJ Trail Conference Invasive Strike Force Member
 
 
 
Spend your summer outdoors protecting natural resources, gaining valuable experience in the field, and making a difference in ecosystem-level conservation. The TCCC Invasives Strike Force (ISF) crew mitigates ecological damage by employing the most effective techniques to stop invasive plants in southern NY. Crew members spend most of their time managing invasive plants in the field and will also gain office experience managing data. If you want to be on a team of peers in environmental protection, network with regional leaders in conservation, build field botany and invasive species management skills, a position on the TCCC Invasives Strike Force crew might be right for you! The TCCC crews are trained by industry experts in sustainable trail building, invasive species management, public outreach, volunteer engagement, and outdoor leadership. TCCC members learn and serve outside of the greater NY metropolitan area in one of the nation’s finest systems of public parks. The ISF crew surveys areas for new invaders and responds quickly to priority species using best management practices. Members work with a wide range of park partners at multiple sites throughout southern NY and will be supported by the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Manager and the Director of Land Stewardship. We are seeking three individuals who share our passion for conservation and the outdoors to join our ISF crew controlling non-native invasive plant species. Plant identification and eradication management will be provided (some experience is preferred). . ISF crew members will perform both manual and chemical treatment of invasive plants and will become NY Pesticide Apprentices with opportunity to train and take exams for licensing. This is primarily an outdoor position and includes periods of multi-day camping at work sites. Office days are generally once a week. Weekend work is required with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off.
 
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Member Duties : Duties and Responsibilities: • Conduct manual and chemical invasive removals and treatments in natural areas • Conduct surveys of natural areas for targeted invasive plants, includes use of hand-held GPS • Learn proper techniques for pesticide application and follow all applicable rules and regulations regarding the use of pesticides • Keep accurate, timely and detailed records of activities • Collect and log data and prepare reports on work completed • Prepare maps utilizing ArcMap and GPS data collected in the field • Lead and co-lead invasive species removal volunteer work days • Assist with training volunteers on invasive plant identification and removal techniques • Informally educate the public about invasive plants and recruit volunteers • Properly use and care for tools and equipment and follow all safety precautions • Members may not engage in any Prohibited Activities as outlined in the Member Service Agreement
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Housing ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  First Aid ,  General Skills . 
 
 



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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
NY-NJ Trail Conference Invasive Strike Force Member

Program Start/End Date
05/14/2020  -   10/26/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  12/20/2019  To  05/01/2020 

To apply :
Phone  015129348819
E-mail  vfinn@nynjtc.org
Website  nynjtc.org/corpsapplication

Contact Victoria Finn
600 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah   NJ   07430
2015129348819
vfinn@nynjtc.org
nynjtc.org/corps
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 92929


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