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FLCC AmeriCorps Project T.R.E.C. AmeriCorps Member

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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Requisition No: 453263 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: FLCC AmeriCorps Project T.R.E.C. AmeriCorps Member

Position Number: 37970838 

Salary:  Monthly Living Stipend: $1,500.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2022 

Overview 

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), and Project R.O.A.R (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters).  

Florida Conservation Corps Members serving as Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps) focus on trail assessment, creation, improvement, and maintenance in Florida’s State Parks. Members will be required to live in Gainesville, FL, encouraged to live together, and apartment inquires may be facilitated through FLCC staff. Members will travel often for extended periods of time and serve in many state parks throughout the course of the service term. They will act as advocates for trail user accessibility. These members will use various tools for trail assessment, maintenance, and creation. In addition, members will participate in outreach and interpretation to promote the program and trails in our Florida State Parks. Applicants should be advised that this position will require regular travel, approximately 3 weeks out of each month. While on assignment, the incumbent and members will camp or stay in Florida State Park lodging (camping, cabins, trailers, etc.), and are provided meals through FLCC program purchase.  

Members will also act as an AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT) and must be available for immediate deployment in the event of a disaster for the entirety of their service term (February-December). 

To find out more about AmeriCorps, National Service, and the program you can visit: 

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/what-americorps 

https://www.floridastateparks.org/FLCC 

Program Mission 

The mission of the Florida Conservation Corps is to develop natural and cultural resource leaders by connecting them to areas of critical need in conservation, preservation, interpretation and resource-based recreation. 

Requirements 

  • Must be able to complete an FBI/FDLE background check (free of charge) before the start date 

  • Must be able to attend in-person orientation Monday 3/21/22 – Friday 3/25/22  

  • Must commit to full 1,700 hours of service over 11 months  

  • Must be at least 18 years of age 

  • Must have obtained at least a high school diploma or equivalent 

  • Must have a valid driver’s license 

  • Must be able to tolerate extreme and adverse conditions of Florida 

  • Understand that this is not employment, but national service through an AmeriCorps program 

  • Positive attitude 

Training Available 

  • Interpretation 

  • Leadership 

  • Disaster Response 

  • CPR/First Aid 

  • Effective Communication 

  • Resume/Cover letter workshop 

  • Other training dependent on location and availability  

Monetary Benefits 

  • Loan deferment 

  • $6,195.00 Education award after the completion of service 

  • Monthly Living Stipend: $1,500.00 

  • Free insurance (deductibles still required)  

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program 

  • Child care assistance if applicable 

  • Free access to all 175 state parks 

What you can expect from your service 

  • Professional development 

  • Introduction to federal and state policy and guidelines 

  • Experience entering data and retrieving reports for progress tracking  

  • Organize and/or participate in strike teams and service projects 

  • Network and build relationships with natural resource professionals  

  • Community Outreach 

  • Flyer and graphic design and development 

  • Opportunity to recruit volunteers and lead volunteer projects 

  • Table at community events 

  • Interact and educate park visitors 

  • Participate in disaster response recovery efforts

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville