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Louisville Metro Parks AmeriCorps Member

Job ID: 5017498

SalaryApproximate Hours Per Week
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EmployerDate Posted
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation
Louisville, Kentucky United States
Aug 16, 2017
Position TypeApplications Accepted Until
Full-time,Volunteer PositionsNov 16, 2017
Description

AmeriCorps members serve not as employees or volunteers for their service site, but as members of the National Service Program network, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).


The LMPR AmeriCorps Program will place fourteen AmeriCorps members in various divisions within LMPR. Applicants will be asked to apply for one of the following four positions:
- Land Management Technician: will engage in invasive plant species removal,
woodland restoration, and trail restoration and/or creation.
- Education Program Assistant: will provide nature-based, outdoor education
and recreation experiences to a diverse audience.
- Tree Health Technician: will engage in invasive insect infestation abatement,
removal and planting of trees, and pruning, mulching and other general tree
health maintenance activities.
- Volunteer Program Assistant: will assist in the recruitment and coordination of
volunteers with a focus on 1 day group volunteer projects


AmeriCorps members will be expected to:
- Commit to successfully completing a 12 month term of service
- Complete 40 hours weekly for their designated service assignment.
- Build local volunteer capacity to support the four areas of service identified
above.
- Contribute to Kentucky's commonwealth-wide volunteer engagement plan
- Participate in Days of National Service
- Participate in LMPR orientation and training specific to AmeriCorps program
- Submit weekly timesheets
- Attend mandatory trainings and meetings
- Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with site supervisors
- Comply with all LMPR regulations, policies and procedures


Program Benefits
- $13,250 taxable living stipend distributed bi-weekly/bi-monthly over 12
months of service.
- Student loan deferment or forbearance for qualified loans.
- Upon successful completion of term of service (1700 hours), eligible for a
taxable education award in the amount of$ 5,815 which can be used to pay
educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including
many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as
to repay qualified student loans.
- Health insurance available if not on another plan.
- Childcare available if eligible.


Qualifications
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
- Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S.
- High School diploma or its equivalent required. College degree highly
preferred.
- Current valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
- Education in the field of Environmental Studies/Education
- Prior experience in the position of interest (landscaping/forestry, invasive
plant removal/trail maintenance/woodland restoration, leading environmental/outdoor adventure programming, and/or volunteer
coordination)
- Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal, oral and written communication
skills.
- Demonstrated professionalism, flexibility, initiative, and team-oriented.
- Certifications/training specific to area of service preferred.

How to Apply
Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lauren Ryan at: laura.ryan@louisvilleky.gov


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