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Park Ranger Intern

Company: Student Conservation Association
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Park Ranger Intern

Expected Dates

July 5, 2022 to February 12, 2023

Site

Clarkston Natural Resource Office

Position ID

PO-00732528

Park Ranger InternTask 1: Water Safety OutreachSCA Interns are tasked with promoting water and recreational safety at USACE and partner agency managed parks, swim beaches, day use areas, campgrounds, and boat ramps. This responsibility includes all aspects of recreational safety, including but not limited to water-based recreation such as swimming and boating; bicycling, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. The primary focus is on water and boating safety for all ages with an emphasis on 20-60 year old males. Assignments may include interacting with and educating visitors through face-to-face contact at park facilities, reporting as required by the USACE staff, developing outreach mechanisms, especially for the 20-60 year old male target audience, updating bulletin boards, maintaining life jacket stations, organizing safety-related events, conducting interpretive programs and roving interpretation, writing news releases, conductingmedia interviews to promote the USACE safety campaigns, developing public service announcements, drafting social media announcements, and documenting efforts with quality photographs. Interns may also be used for search and rescue efforts and as a second safety person for boat patrols made by USACE Park Rangers.Task 2: Environmental EducationSCA Interns are tasked with assisting USACE Park Rangers and/or independently leading environmental educational (EE) interpretive programs to the visiting public. Conduct visitor center operations and tours. Additional responsibilities may include preparing EE programs by utilizing existing resources, developing new EE programs, improve existing programs independently and by incorporating suggestions gathered during contact with park visitors, identifying new EE program visual aids, anddeveloping new and/or improving existing park brochures, wildlife checklists, bulletin board posters, and interpretive panels.Task 3: Natural Resource and Recreation ManagementSCA Interns are tasked with making continual efforts to keep USACE and partner agency managed parks and wildlife areas safe for outdoor recreation and for the visiting public, as well as, assisting park rangers, wildlife biologist and other USACE employees by performing routine tasks pertinent to the projects environmental stewardship/recreation management and public safety program.Task 4: ResponsibilityOral instructions for accomplishing and completing work assignments are given by supervisor or higher graded employee. Receives direct supervision for special assignments and specific time frames for accomplishment. Obtains assistance or uses appropriate equipment or safety devices when lifting and moving very heavy objects. The supervisor checks work on a random basis for timeliness, work practices,and compliance with instructions.Benefits included:$300/week living allowanceUp to $650 Reimbursable to/from travel allowance$40/week commuting allowance$1,000/mo housing allowance (8 months total)AmeriCorps Award (valued at $4,441)Internship positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers will receive the travel allowance as a reimbursable amount, re?ecting the actual costs based upon distance (mileage) travelled and current federal per diem rates. Interns are required to submit an expense report to SCA with documented round-trip travel costs for reimbursement. The requested reimbursement amount is capped at $650.All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes**It is SCAs policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the positions start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the positions start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.Conditions of EmploymentBeginning on 1/18/22, all?new?SCA?volunteer program?participants?will be required to be fully vaccinated.?Full vaccination is defined in SCAs COVID Management plan, which can be found here. (https://www.thesca.org/partner/partner-resources)


  • Location Description


    This position is located in Clarkston, Washington.


    • Training Provided


      First Aid/CPROn the job training.


      • Educational/Recreational Opportunities


        During off duty time: bicycling, hiking, fishing and camping are all in close proximity.


        • Handicap Accessible?


          No

          Main Area of Focus

          Visitor Services and Site Operations

          Education, Training & Skills Expected

          Biology

          some coursework or experience

          Communications

          some coursework or experience

          Education

          some coursework or experience

          Recreation Management

          degree minor or extensive experience

          Resource Management

          degree minor or extensive experience

          Customer Service

          competent with supervision

          Data Entry

          competent with supervision

          Money Handling

          competent with supervision

          Photography

          some experience

          Public Speaking

          competent with supervision

          Further Details

          AmeriCorps Eligible

          Eligible

          Driving Logistics

          Valid Drivers License Needed

          Personal Vehicle Required

          Housing or Stipend Provided?

          Yes

          Indoor/Outdoor

          Indoor

          US Citizenship

          Required
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Keywords: Student Conservation Association, Arlington , Park Ranger Intern, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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