Challenge yourself as a leader of a 5-person crew while partnering with the US Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mountain City and Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District Office conducting critical maintenance along one of the district's most important motorized routes just west of the Jarbidge Wilderness. The Nevada Conservation Corps is looking for an experienced Crew Leader to tackle day-to-day responsibilities of crew life.
You will coordinate with US Forest Service and NCC Program Staff to lead four fellow AmeriCorps Volunteers in completing assigned maintenance tasks on a 19.47 mile section of Bruneau Rd within the Mountain City Ranger District in Elko County Nevada. Maintenance tasks will include brushing the road corridor back to USFS maintenance standards for a Class 2 road; brushing public campground pull outs located along the road corridor; improving water drainage flow patterns across the road surface to prevent erosion and standing water; cleaning out culverts to improve water flow; minor road tread repair; inventorying locations requiring major tread repair (i.e. mechanical grading) for US Forest Service road crew support; installing route identification markers; and the treatment and mapping of invasive plant species located along the Bruneau road corridor. Your crew will be based in Reno, NV and travel to the project site on 8-day “tours”, requiring camping in primitive and remote locations within the project area.
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.
•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 during the interview process
•Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards)
•Previous leadership experience with youth or young adults
•Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles)
•Current driver’s license
•High School diploma or GED certificate
•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
•Experience working with a Conservation or Youth Corps or other Conservation program
•Experience maintaining recreational trails and using brush cutter
•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