Title: Hemlock Specialist
Reports to: Patrick Kelly; Land Manager
Location: Lookout Mountain, TN/GA
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt (450-hour AmeriCorps National Service Term)
Stipend: $450 weekly (paid bi-weekly)
Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible
Other Benefits: Training, uniform shirts, and protective equipment provided. Other development opportunities as available. $1,718.25 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service term.
Position Dates: 12-week position, August 7, 2023, to October 27, 2023 (start and end date flexibility)
Positions Available: 1
Position open until filled.
Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC):
SECC empowers young people to attain compassion, responsibility and grit through community service, hard work and environmental stewardship. SECC is a local, non-profit, AmeriCorps affiliated organization based out of Chattanooga, TN. SECC selects young adults ages 18 – 35, to complete conservation work projects on public, private, and municipal lands throughout the Southeast. SECC fosters the personal development of corpsmembers through environmental stewardship projects and experiential learning. Through community partnerships, SECC provides hands-on job training opportunities to young adults while simultaneously meeting natural resource needs throughout the Southeast. SECC positions focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. SECC also provides an opportunity for interns to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.
Hemlock trees are a keystone species that play a major and unique role in providing habitats and food for about 120 species of vertebrates and more than 90 species birds. Hemlocks also provide protection for watersheds, shade for native plants, cool temperatures for streams and enhance water quality.
Lula Lake Land Trust’s goal is to treat over 12,000 hemlock trees within the Rock Creek and Bear Creek Watershed over the next two years. The Hemlock Specialist will be responsible for assisting in treating the bulk of these hemlocks from its invasive pest known as the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. The intern will help Lula Lake Land Trust fulfill its efforts to help preserve the ecosystem’s natural benefits and the scenic views provided to the public. They will also focus on general maintenance and stewardship of all Lula Lake Land Trust properties.
Treat Hemlock Trees for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
General Property Maintenance
Assist with Public Events
AmeriCorps members will receive an AmeriCorps living stipend of $450/week ($900 dispersed bi-weekly before taxes) via direct deposit. Upon successful completion of their term, interns will receive a $1,718.25. Segal AmeriCorps education award for tuition at Title IV accredited learning institutions, AmeriCorps approved non-traditional continued education or paying off federal student loans.
Participation and Expedition Behavior:
Safety and Judgment:
Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques.
Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate):
In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.
This program is available to all eligible applicants, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or religion.
Please follow the link below and be sure to include a current resume as well as three references.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Lula Lake Land Trust
If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact:
Internship Program Coordinator
Southeast Conservation Corps
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