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  • Program Assistant - Appalachian Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (Americorps)

    Richard Bailey
    • Employer: Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area
      Location: Davis or White Sulphur Springs, WV
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Appalachian Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office and the West Virginia Field Office are seeking up to five hardworking and self-motivated individuals to promote fish and wildlife conservation. The Appalachian FWCO is a small office that is co-located at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery in White Sulphur Springs. The West Virginia Field Office is co-located with the Canaan National Wildlife Refuge in Davis, WV. The positions will be assisting our Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs. The programs work with partners and private landowners to conserve habitat for endangered species.

    Duties may include:

    • Implement silvicultural and other techniques to enhance habitats for forest songbirds and pollinators in coordination with private landowners and private lands biologists
    • Implement techniques to control and/or eradicate non-native invasive plant species in coordination with private landowners and private lands biologists
    • Assist private lands biologists in marking timber stands for target species, such as cerulean warbler
    • Assist private lands biologists in pre- and post-treatment species monitoring of project sites
    • Assist private lands biologists in program outreach to potential participants (private landowners)
    • Conduct educational and/or outreach programs to the public, including preparation of outreach materials such as newsletters, flyers, or social media posts

    Preferred skills:

    • Ability to perform physical work for extended hours in rugged terrain and/or heat
    • Ability to lift and carry equipment and/or supplies exceeding 50 lbs
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends
    • Ability to use a wide variety of hand tools
    • Certified in use, or ability to receive training and certification in use, of chainsaws
    • Ability to identify birds native to the Appalachian Mountains region by sight and sound
    • Ability to identify plant and forest communities of the Appalachian Mountains Region
    • Ability to identify non-native and invasive species, and knowledge of control techniques

    Preferred education:

    Bachelor's degree in an wildlife, forestry, natural resources, or environmental field.

    Compensation: $20,000 living allowance per 11.5-month term.

    How to apply:




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