ALCC Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Botany Technician Individual Placement
Title: ALCC Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Botany Technician Individual Placement
Stipend: $600.00 Weekly Living Stipend (+ Education award)
Dates: 11/01/2021 - 05/13/2022
Term: 28 weeks, Full time, seasonal
Reports To: National Park Service, Glen Canyon Recreational Area
Location: 691 Scenic View Road, Page, AZ 86040
Status: 900 hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $3,097.50 after each successful completion of term. NPS does offer housing (rent fees are to be paid by intern).
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps’ Mission
It is the mission of the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps to lead our Nations back to cultural and ecological well being. The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps is specifically designed to engage Native American youth and young adults with offices in Acoma Pueblo, Albuquerque (Tiwa Territory), Gallup (Navajo Nation), Zuni Pueblo, and Hopi Nation. *Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps also serves local tribal communities in the regions we operate outside of our 5 offices. Native American applicants are preferred .
National Park Service Mission:
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The National Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Overview:
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area preserves and protects 1.2 million acres of the Colorado Plateau, a vast landscape of colorful buttes, mesas, canyons, and cliffs. Arid to semi-arid, the region supports a complex and often fragile ecosystem. Plants and wildlife have developed unique adaptations to the hot, arid conditions of their environment and contribute to the rich diversity of life in the area.
The Individual Placement intern will work with the division of Science and Resource Management to preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of Glen Canyon NRA.
ALCC Glen Canyon Recreational Area Botany Technician Individual Placement (IP) Overview:
The ALCC Glen CRA Botany Technician IP will manage the park's greenhouse for traditional use plants and native plants used for restoration projects. The IP will also assist with site restoration, invasive species treatment (including use of herbicide), seed collection and data collection.
The park's greenhouse is shared with the City of Page, AZ's school district. The plants grown in the greenhouse and field work all help to benefit the park, the City of Page and the native environment the park is working to maintain.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
1). ALCC Glen CRA Botany Technician IP will complete the following:
- Gather information on traditional use and traditional ecological knowledge for Tribes associated with the park
- Assist with greenhouse operations
- Assist with seed collection
- Assist with restoration of disturbed areas (including the use of herbicides)
2). Trainings Provided to the Individual Placement:
- plant identification
- proper restoration techniques
- invasive species control methods
- greenhouse operations
- seed collection
Understanding that the skill sets sought are diverse, candidates with one or more of the skills/experience sought are welcome to apply. The position(s) could be focused or adapted for the right candidate/s. Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's or Associates degree in a natural resource related field, preferably experience with native plants of the Colorado Plateau.
An interest in botany, seed collection, invasive species management and restoration.
● Ages 18-30
● U.S. Citizenship
o Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
o Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
o A passport indicating that the INS has been approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
o A departure record (INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
● Valid driver’s license
● Participate in occasional offsite in person/virtual meetings, trainings, and presentations
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application. Contact Ryan Aguilar at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This position is located at 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, AZ. View the Google Map in full screen.