AmeriCorps Forestry Technician (Developed Recreation): Boise National Forest – Idaho City/Mountain Home Ranger District, Idaho

Northwest Youth Corps
Idaho City/Mountain Home Ranger District, ID
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$6,240.00 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $1,638.43 education award upon completion of the 520 hours of service.
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Position Summary: The Idaho City/Mountain Home Ranger District’s is recruiting two Forestry Technician Developed Recreation) summer Conservation Steward working mid-July through mid-October 2021. Incumbent will primarily maintain recreation facilities on one of two the districts. This placement will typically work four five-eight hour days per week Mondays through Friday. One position will be on the Idaho City Ranger District and the other will be on the Mountain Home Ranger District. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties will include serving with FS employees constructing, cleaning, maintaining recreation facilities, taking water samples, and collecting fees. This requires hiking/ working outdoors with a partner and/ or independently. The placement time will be split with 50% of the job consisting of rental cabin maintenance and 50% campground maintenance. Duty/Housing Location: Duties are performed out of the Idaho City/ Mountain Home Ranger Districts in, Idaho. Both Idaho City and Mountain Home are full-service small towns in western Idaho. Housing is available in a bunkhouse with a common kitchen and shared bedrooms. The candidate may provide their own housing, camp, or use this free forest service housing. Laundry facilities are not available at the bunkhouse, but is within short distance from the housings, as are grocery stores. Terms of Employment: One AmeriCorps member will complete a term of service (length dependent on commitment of hours), mid-July through mid-October 2021. The member must complete a minimum of 520 service hours by the end of their term. Program Benefits: $6,240.00 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $1,638.43 education award upon completion of the 520 hours of service. The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are responsible for providing their own food. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal and driving background check. The member will not engage in any prohibited activities as stated in the Member Service Agreement. Application Instructions Application Deadline: Open until filled Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received. Type of position: AmeriCorps Member Service Dates: July-October 2021 Length of Term: 13 Weeks/ 520 HRS How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at Please select “Boise National Forest – Forestry Technician (Developed Rec)” when applying. Additional Information If you have questions about the position, please reach Idaho Conservation Corps/Northwest Youth Corps Internship Program Coordinator Liv Kelley at or Boise National Forest Everardo Santillan at NYC COVID-19 Protocols: We have developed and facilitated industry leading COVID management protocols that are in place to keep our members and staff healthy, and have maintained an excellent safety record. Read our COVID protocols by visiting
Required Qualifications: • Willingness to work as part of a small team • Good written and verbal communication skills • Being a positive role model for 15-18 year old youth • A positive attitude • Current driver’s license • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs • Ability to work outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground • Ability to hike 5-10 miles in a day in rugged country • Willingness to clean campground facilities Desired Qualifications: • Attention to detail. • Physically fit for long days of hard work. • Experience with hand tools and basic carpentry. • Coursework in recreation management, forestry, natural resources or related field • A strong interest in resource management and working with youth.
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