Americorps: Invasive Species Control Technician

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organization:Johnson Creek Watershed Council / Northwest Service Academy
position summary:

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The Invasive Species Control Technician will assist the JCWC Education and Research Associate on the Johnson Creek Noxious Weed Monitoring and Maintenance Project. The primary objective of the project is to survey and manage noxious weeds along Johnson Creek and its tributaries. The project is designed to focus on the surveying for weed species designated in the Weed Watchers EDRR Identification Guide and the treatment of Japanese knotweed and yellow flag iris. Treatment will primarily be done with the use of herbicide.

Salary / Pay Rate:Monthly living allowance - $1006 before taxes
Required Skills and Abilities:• Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. • Must be able to take and pass herbicide applicator exams (Council will pay associated fees). • Able and willing to use herbicide and related equipment. • Able and willing to use power tools such as brush cutters and string trimmers. • 18 years of age or older, at beginning of service term. • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award. • Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying. • Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check provided through NWSA and/or Project Sponsor Agency. • Regular and reliable attendance. • Have not previously served two terms in an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members may serve up to three terms in a National Service Program, but only two terms may be within an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members are only eligible for an education award for their first two terms of service, regardless of the type of term (full or part-time) and regardless of the successful completion of that term.
Qualifications:• Experience with and/or interest in invasive species issues • Knowledge of and interest in native and invasive plant identification • Ability to communicate with people of different backgrounds and views • Some GPS/GIS experience preferred, but not required • Attention to detail • Self-motivated • Unflagging sense of humor when fighting through blackberries and stinging nettles in hot weather
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer