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Position Information

Title  Natural Resources Intern
Salary  $10/hour
Description  The Morris County Park Commission is seeking interns to work in its Natural Resources Management Unit. Interns will assist staff with ongoing projects, particularly invasive
plant management activities and GPS inventories in several County parks. Interns will receive training in invasive plant identification, the use of tools and herbicides to
control invasive plants, and the use of a GPS unit. Interns may be asked to assist with other projects as deemed necessary.


These internships are field work based. Primary duties will center on invasive plant eradication activities, including the manual and mechanical removal of plants, and the
application of herbicides. Other anticipated activities include deer browse monitoring surveys, wildlife surveys, maintenance of deer exclosures, installation of fencing,
native plantings, and working with volunteers to achieve management goals. Interns will be required to use GPS units to monitor environmental conditions and conduct
invasive plant inventories. Some administrative work may be required, including data entry, the maintenance of activity logs, research, and assistance with the preparation
of reports.

Work Schedule and Compensation:

The salary for this position is $10.00/hour with a 32-hour work week. Interns would be expected to start on May 20, 2013 and work until a somewhat flexible end date in
August. Some weekend and night hours may be required. Housing is not provided. Personal transportation is required and interns must be willing to use own vehicles to
travel to work sites throughout Morris County on occasion.

•Completion of or enrollment in Bachelor’s degree program in ecology, natural resources management, environmental science, or a related field.
•Ability to conduct physically strenuous work in rugged terrain and in adverse weather conditions.
•Basic knowledge of the flora and fauna of northern New Jersey.
•Knowledge of invasive species identification and management is preferred.
•Knowledge of the use of GPS unit is preferred but not necessary.
•Plant identification skills.
•Ability to perform all tasks and work activities independently and as part of a team.
•Completion of a Morris County Medical Services physical examination.
•Possession of a driver’s license that is valid in the State of New Jersey.

Hiring Organization

Name  Morris County Park Commission
Description  The Morris County Park Commission was established in 1956 and dedicated its first park in March 1958 with only 350 acres. Over the last 56 years, the park system has
grown in size to more than 18,000 acres in 38 facilities establishing the Morris County Park Commission as a leader of land preservation in New Jersey. The Natural
Resources Department provides guidance on the management and conservation of the natural resources within the park system to sustain healthy, productive ecosystems
for the benefit of wildlife and for the use, enjoyment, and education of present and future generations.
Industry  Environment
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Hiring Contact Information

Name  Matt Trump
Title  Natural Resources Program Supervisor
Department  Natural Resources Management
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown NJ 07960
Alumni?  No

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