$6050, prorated throughout term of service, $2,887.50 AmeriCorps Education Award available after completion
Last Date to Apply
Position Dates: April 10th through August 31st
Term of Service: 5 months (900-hour AmeriCorps), camping
Compensation: $6050, prorated throughout term of service, $2,887.50 AmeriCorps Education Award available after completion
The scope of work will include trail work and chainsaw work throughout Idaho. You will receive all the training needed to successfully complete all projects.
Training: The primary focus of the ISC program is to prepare members for fulltime employment with a combination of field work activity and industry-recognized trainings. Program participants will receive some or all of the following trainings and certifications depending on their crew’s primary work focus: Wilderness First Aid, Herbicide Application, Chainsaw Operation, Leadership, Trail Construction and Maintenance, Brush Cutter Operation, Resource Management, CPR, Conflict Resolution, and Map and Compass Orienteering.
Schedule: During the five-month program, crews typically work 9 days on followed by 5 days off. A campsite and transportation to the campsite with the crew will be provided for the days on with subsequent transportation back to our Boise headquarters at the end of each “hitch.” Housing is not provided on days off. Members must complete a minimum of 900 hours of service, averaging 80 hours per two-week hitch - including work, training, education, and travel time. A 30 minute lunch and at least two breaks will be provided each day. No vacation time is provided during this program.
Go online to apply: http://www.idahocc.org/ourprograms/isc
Please contact Jay Snowdon at email@example.com with any questions
Position description: http://www.idahocc.org/pdf/ICCISC.pdf
Experience-Applications will be reviewed considering all past work experience, outdoor recreation background, and volunteer experience relevant to this position. Prior experience in environmental studies, outdoor recreation, resource management and familiarity using hand tools is desirable.
Physical Condition-All applicants must be in good physical condition and capable of working long hours on strenuous, labor intensive projects. Work projects often require heavy lifting, constant bending, digging, and extensive backcountry travel. Applicants must be able to backpack 12 miles and lift up to 50 lbs.
Due to the possible remote nature of this program, applicants must be comfortable with extremely limited contact with the outside world. There may be no opportunities for internet access and mail, and cell service may be extremely limited.