Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist – Perrot State Park

WisCorps

Perrot State Park’s Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist will perform a variety of conservation work regarding trail construction, habitat restoration, and park maintenance. They will also act as the point person regarding the Buffalo River State Trail which connects Fairchild, WI and Mondovi, WI.

Perrot State Park’s 1,200 acres are nestled among 500-foot bluffs where the Trempealeau and Mississippi rivers meet. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking river views from the hiking trails in this park, known for its natural, archaeological, and historical resources.

The Recreation and Habitat Restoration Specialist will be trained/certified in:

  • Chainsaw certification (S-212)
  • First Aid and CPR
  • ATV/UTV certification
  • Defensive Driving

Responsibilities

  • Assist with trail construction, renovation and maintenance
  • Remove invasive species and do prairie and habitat restoration
  • Assist staff in building and repairing picnic shelters, kiosks and other property facilities
  • Do carpentry, remodeling and other construction projects
  • Assist with sign repairs and replacements including hiking trail maps and motorized trail signage
  • Enhance pollinator and rain gardens
  • Maintain park grounds, picnic areas, campgrounds and facilities
  • Support park staff in educational programming
  • Greet visitors and answer phone calls
  • Manage and supervise volunteers

Tools and Equipment

Placement may operate machinery such as UTV’s, ATV’s, chainsaws, hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors and other light motorized vehicles

Qualifications

  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years old
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and a working personal vehicle
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservation practices
  • Passionate about outdoor recreation

Service Time: June 6, 2022 – August 26, 2022 40 hours/week (450 hours total) (12 weeks)

Benefits: Living stipend total for whole term = $4,026.72 (335.56 per week) Education Award = $1,718.25 upon successful completion of service.

Mileage will be reimbursed.

To apply for this job please visit app.wufoo.com.