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Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

June 6, 2022 - August 26, 2022

Application Window

June 6, 2022 - August 26, 2022

Location

  • Trempealeau, WI

Contact Information

Holly Pierro
(608) 860-0944
holly.pierro@wiscorps.org

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Position Details

Individual Placement

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Description

Position Service Site: Perrot State Park (Trempealeau, WI)
Service Time: June 6, 2022 – August 26, 2022 40 hours/week (450 hours total) (12 weeks)
Benefits: Living stipend total for whole term = $4,026.72 (335.56 per week) Education Award = $1,718.25 upon successful completion of service.
Mileage will be reimbursed.

LOCATION OVERVIEW: Perrot State Park's 1,200 acres are nestled among 500-foot bluffs where the Trempealeau and Mississippi rivers meet. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking river views from the hiking trails in this park, known for its natural, archaeological, and historical resources.
SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Perrot State Park’s Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist will perform a variety of conservation work regarding trail construction, habitat restoration, and park maintenance. They will also act as the point person regarding the Buffalo River State Trail which connects Fairchild, WI and Mondovi, WI.

The Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist will be trained/certified in:
• Chainsaw certification (S-212)
• First Aid and CPR
• ATV/UTV certification
• Defensive Driving

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist with trail construction, renovation and maintenance
• Remove invasive species and do prairie and habitat restoration
• Assist staff in building and repairing picnic shelters, kiosks and other property facilities
• Do carpentry, remodeling and other construction projects
• Assist with sign repairs and replacements including hiking trail maps and motorized trail signage
• Enhance pollinator and rain gardens
• Maintain park grounds, picnic areas, campgrounds and facilities
• Support park staff in educational programming
• Greet visitors and answer phone calls
• Manage and supervise volunteers

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Placement may operate machinery such as UTV's, ATV's, chainsaws, hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors and other light motorized vehicles

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum age requirement is 18 years old
• Possess a valid driver’s license and a working personal vehicle
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent communication skills
• Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservation practices
• Passionate about outdoor recreation


Individual Placement AmeriCorps Members serve with WisCorps partner organizations focused on the areas of natural resource conservation and environmental education. Members promote community service and environmental awareness through direct training and service in the outdoors while participating in community engagement projects. Service Members serve at a single placement site, receive a biweekly stipend and AmeriCorps benefits that correlate to their term of service. Upon successful completion of their service hours, Individual Placements receive a Segal Education Award correlating to the number of service hours completed.

Position Service Site: Perrot State Park (Trempealeau, WI)
Service Time: June 6, 2022 – August 26, 2022 40 hours/week (450 hours total) (12 weeks)
Benefits: Living stipend total for whole term = $4,026.72 (335.56 per week) Education Award = $1,718.25 upon successful completion of service.
Mileage will be reimbursed.

LOCATION OVERVIEW: Perrot State Park's 1,200 acres are nestled among 500-foot bluffs where the Trempealeau and Mississippi rivers meet. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking river views from the hiking trails in this park, known for its natural, archaeological, and historical resources.
SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Perrot State Park’s Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist will perform a variety of conservation work regarding trail construction, habitat restoration, and park maintenance. They will also act as the point person regarding the Buffalo River State Trail which connects Fairchild, WI and Mondovi, WI.

The Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist will be trained/certified in:
• Chainsaw certification (S-212)
• First Aid and CPR
• ATV/UTV certification
• Defensive Driving

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist with trail construction, renovation and maintenance
• Remove invasive species and do prairie and habitat restoration
• Assist staff in building and repairing picnic shelters, kiosks and other property facilities
• Do carpentry, remodeling and other construction projects
• Assist with sign repairs and replacements including hiking trail maps and motorized trail signage
• Enhance pollinator and rain gardens
• Maintain park grounds, picnic areas, campgrounds and facilities
• Support park staff in educational programming
• Greet visitors and answer phone calls
• Manage and supervise volunteers

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Placement may operate machinery such as UTV's, ATV's, chainsaws, hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors and other light motorized vehicles

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum age requirement is 18 years old
• Possess a valid driver’s license and a working personal vehicle
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent communication skills
• Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservation practices
• Passionate about outdoor recreation


Individual Placement AmeriCorps Members serve with WisCorps partner organizations focused on the areas of natural resource conservation and environmental education. Members promote community service and environmental awareness through direct training and service in the outdoors while participating in community engagement projects. Service Members serve at a single placement site, receive a biweekly stipend and AmeriCorps benefits that correlate to their term of service. Upon successful completion of their service hours, Individual Placements receive a Segal Education Award correlating to the number of service hours completed.

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Living Allowance

$1340 - $1340 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Living stipend total for whole term = $4,026.72 (335.56 per week) Education Award = $1,718.25 upon successful completion of service. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Museum or Nature Center, Park, Recreation or Youth Center

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Holly Pierro
(608) 860-0944
holly.pierro@wiscorps.org

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Position Details

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