Jekyll Island Authority
The Jekyll Island Authority will be filling two 6-month AmeriCorps positions starting 01 September 2020 and extending until 28 February 2021.These positions require a self-motivated, organized person with a professional interest in building a career in land management and wildlife conservation. The typical service week will be predominantly field-based but also includes necessary data entry and management, as well as some writing assignments, background literature review, and preparation of deliverables in an office setting. Once trained, service will often be conducted independently. The selected members must be comfortable communicating with island residents, visitors, and local authorities. Professional conduct, integrity, and commitment to quality in carrying out all assigned duties are core expectations. The members will be encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities as they become available during the term of service.
- Radio-tracking experience
- Training and professional experience with capture and handling of alligators and/or venomous snakes
- Chainsaw use experience
- Coastal plant identification, and/or ability to key out plants
- Previous experience working with wildlife and/or familiarity with the ecological communities of the coastal southeastern United States
Application Period: 4:00 pm June 26, 2020 Note: This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified