Jan 6, 2014

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program seeks Summer Invasive Species Management Steward

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The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is seeking applicants for the program’s 2014 Adirondack Invasive Species Management Steward.

The Adirondack Invasive Species Management Steward position is a paid, full-time internship for college-age students and recent college graduates and provides hands-on exposure to all aspects of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s work throughout the Adirondack region.

Primary Projects:

Working primarily with APIPP’s Terrestrial invasive species project coordinator and with APIPP’s Director and Aquatic Invasive Species Project Coordinator, the steward will be involved in implementing best management practices at new and historic invasive plant sites across the region. The steward will also help plan, prepare, and participate in trainings offered to the general public and volunteers.

Management: Directly assist with implementing best management practices to contain, suppress and eradicate terrestrial invasive plant infestations

Surveys and Mapping: Directly assist with early detection surveys and mapping throughout the Adirondack region within NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Preserve lands and waters, NYS Department of Transportation Right-of-Ways, wetlands and private lands.

Desired Qualifications

College junior, senior, or recent graduate with at least 1 year’s training in a natural resources related field or related experience in invasive species management (can be a combination of past job experience, academic work, volunteer work, etc)

Dates and Compensation

  • May -September, 2014, 18 weeks total; flexible depending on the availability of the successful candidate
  • $11.77 - $14.00/hour DOE, plus mileage reimbursement if steward uses his/her own vehicle for work-related travel (no reimbursement for daily commute to office)
  • 35-hour work week, generally Mondays through Fridays, but will include some weekends as trainings and events dictate. Some days, particularly those in remote locations, will be longer than 8 hours

Application Process

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59PM Eastern Time on February 6th, 2014.

To apply, click here to go to the The Nature Conservancy’s Career Page (nature.org/careers). In the "Basic Job Search" box, enter 41718 in the "Keywords" field and hit enter.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document. In your cover letter include an explanation of how this internship position fits with your career goals and conservation interests and describe your interest in the Adirondacks.

Click here for full job description

For more information, contact:

Hilary Smith, Director
Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
The Nature Conservancy - Adirondack Chapter
PO Box 65
Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-2082
hsmith@tnc.org