Great Basin Institute
Susanville, CA
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- Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost. - Housing provided. - Uniform reimbursement. - Crew Members in these AmeriCorps positions will receive a living allowance, the value of which is dependent on the length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon successful completion of AmeriCorps service, members become eligible for an education award (the amount is dependent on the length of service) The award may be used for past, present, or future educational expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans and Title IV accredited college tuition. • Living Allowance: Approx. $ 1,400 biweekly plus a weekly field Per Diem • Education Awards: o 900-hour term – $3,247.50 o 675-hour term – $2,474.27 - Student Loan Forbearance: If you are currently paying on any federal student loans, you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, allowing you to cease payments while in service. - Interest Accrual Repayment: As an AmeriCorps alumnus, you will be eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible for this service, the loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.
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Working cooperatively with the United States Forest Service at Lassen National Forests, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire 3 Entry Level Engineering Interns. The overarching objective of this position is to assist under close supervision the Engineering Department in activities to support road reconstruction for timber and vegetation management programs at Lassen NF. Interns will aid in a variety of engineering support activities including, but not limited to: Assist senior level engineer with design reviews for various road and transportation facility related projects. Assist Contracting Officer Representative with performing field inspections duties for ongoing construction projects. Perform field surveys on forest roads to gather design information. Assist senior level engineers with the development of plans, specifications, and other contract documents for road reconstruction projects. Attend forest-wide project meetings, attend and satisfactorily complete assigned training and instructional tasks. May perform project planning and management tasks such as administrative duties, Schematic and blueprint reading, data cleanup and audits, organize digital and hard copy engineering related files. Utilize Avenza Maps to produce geographical data indicating required road maintenance, construction, and reconstruction tasks. Perform engineering related research such material and equipment research based on project need and obtain quotes from vendors. Simple engineering design such as take-off estimates, cost estimating, product identification, and production of drawing and specifications. Must be able to provide professional engineering input into the interdisciplinary planning process for natural resource development activities involving engineering projects. Must be able to coordinate with other resource area specialists to complete environmental documents (NEPA) and clearances. This position will require coordination and teamwork with RO and Forest staff.
Course work toward a degree or a minimum of two years of progress towards a degree in Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering Or Combination of education and experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. Prior exposure to and knowledge of general field methodologies and data collection techniques. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Word. Experience with the use of Avenza or similarly related field collection programs/devices. A proven ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to a diverse audience including, co-workers and stakeholders. Should be self-motivated with an expressed desire to learn and ability to maintain a positive attitude. Ability to work both within a team setting and independently. Possess a clean, state-issued driver’s license and exhibit prior experience or a willingness to learn how to drive safely in an off-road setting; and Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
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Lauren Krull
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