hallenge yourself as a leader of a 5-person crew while conducting critical conservation work in some of the Southwest’s most beautiful areas. Serve from the mountains of Nevada to the vast landscapes of the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts. The NCC is looking for experienced Crew Leaders to tackle day-to-day responsibilities of crew life.
You will lead four AmeriCorps Crew Members while building trail, running chainsaws, or performing other restoration projects on public lands in some of Nevada’s most beautiful locales. You will coordinate with agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific project you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day “tours” often in primitive and remote locations, and will be responsible for facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew.
Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a Crew Leader with the NCC is a full-time commitment where you will always be a resource to the members, both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Both preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. The successful applicant will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for an individual who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant; and the bonds forged with your peers, and with the outdoors will last a lifetime.
•Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment
•Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects
•Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed
•Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale
•Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members
•Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers
•Work alongside members to complete project goals
•Provide clear and consistent feedback to crew members
•Teach, instruct and support members in trail building, and other project/NCC specific tasks
•Engage members in an active crew life
•Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs
•Transport crew and equipment safely in NCC trucks
•Manage and maintain crew gear, tools and other various NCC/agency equipment
•Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments
•Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality
•Support and manage crew meal planning
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Crew Leaders will serve a 6-month service contract.
•6-month: May 8,2017 - November 16, 2017
Crew leaders may be assigned to serve from the Las Vegas or Reno Field Stations, and will serve and camp in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. The locations of service will depend on which regional office you are assigned to for your term of service and may change throughout the season. Camping locations are provided during the work week. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options.
Compensation and Benefits:
This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend dependent on their length of service. The living stipend is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Members also receive a food per-diem while on project at a rate of $7.25 per day in the field. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
•6-month service contract, or 26 weeks* for a 900 hour service term: $9,000 living stipend + $2,887.50 education award
Crew leaders are also compensated by gaining valuable field work experience, professional development and practical trainings and certifications, and the potential to earn college credit through program participation.
Training & Field Work Experience
-First aid and CPR certification;
-Leave No Trace (LNT) training;
-Trail construction and maintenance training for trail crews;
-S212 equivalent chainsaw training for habitat restoration and fuels reduction crews.
-GBI has successfully collaborated with participating colleges to award program participants college credit for their term of service. For more information, please inquire during the interview process.
•US Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency
•At least 18 years of age?
•Must pass a 3-part background check (Federal, State, and National Sex Offender Public Registry name check);
•ANY past criminal convictions must be disclosed
•Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards)
•Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles)
•Current driver’s license
•High School diploma or GED certificate
•Eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award
•Physical ability to work long days, in adverse conditions, on labor intensive projects
•Effective communication skills
•Ability to adapt to changing project and schedule expectations
•Previous leadership experience with youth or young adults
•Experience working with a Conservation or Youth Corps or other Conservation program
•Experience constructing recreational trails and/or chainsaw operating experience
•Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance
•Receptive to feedback; able to communicate challenges
•Ability to create and facilitate a positive experience for crew