AmeriCorps Forestry Technician (Trails):

Agency
Northwest Youth Corps
Location
Bonner's Ferry, ID
Job Category
Internships
Salary
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. 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.
Last Date to Apply
07/12/2021
Website
https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/pdf/CIP/BonnersFerry_2021.pdf
Description
Position Summary: The Bonners Ferry Ranger District is recruiting one Forestry Technician (YCC Leader and Trails) summer Conservation Steward beginning July 2021. Incumbent will primarily maintain trails and recreation facilities on the district. 9 out of the 12 weeks, the incumbent will be serving as the assistant leader on a 10 person YCC (Youth Conservation Corps) crew (ages 15-18). This placement will typically work four ten-hour days per week Mondays through Thursday. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties will include serving with FS employees maintaining, constructing, and clearing trails, and cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment. The member’s duties will also entail leading a YCC crew. This requires hiking/ working outdoors with a partner and/ or independently. The placement time will be split with 20% of the job consisting of trail maintenance and clearing on national forest trails and 80% as the youth crew leader. Youth crew projects will include trail construction, recreation facility improvements, forestry related tasks, constructing a fishing dock, and other carpentry projects. Duty/Housing Location: Duties are performed out of the Bonners Ferry Ranger District in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Bonners Ferry is a fullservice small town at the far northern tip of 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 walking distance from the housings, as are 2 grocery stores. Terms of Employment: One AmeriCorps member will complete a term of service (length dependent on commitment of hours), starting July 2021. The member must complete a minimum of 480 service hours by the end of their term. Program Benefits: $6,240.00 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $1,638.89 education award upon completion of the 480 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. Application Instructions Application Deadline: Open until filled Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received. Type of position: AmeriCorps Member Service Dates July 2021 – October 2021 Length of Term: 12 Weeks/ 480 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 http://bit.ly/NYCInternApplicationForm. Please select “Idaho Panhandle – Forestry Technician (Trails)” when applying. Additional Information If you have questions about the position, please reach Idaho Conservation Corps/Northwest Youth Corps Internship Coordinator Liv Kelley at livk@nwyouthcorps.org or Idaho Panhandle National Forest Steve Petesch at steven.petesch@usda.gov
Qualifications
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. 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.
Contact Person
Liv Kelley - LivK@nwyouthcorps.org
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