Fall Forestry 2019 Corpsmember (Southern Front Range)- Chainsaw or Trail Construction Crew – Colorado

Mile High Youth Corps
Colorado Springs, CO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$760 biweekly, and scholarship upon completion of term.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Do you want to be a wildland firefighter someday? Or perhaps a park ranger? Or maybe an outdoor educator? Do you need experience in the field to make your career dreams possible? If you love forests, mountains, trails, hiking, parks, and campfires… If you want to live and work outside and know you’re making a difference every single day… If you want to be part of a team and push yourself to your limits… This is what we do. Join us as a crew member for our 2019 Land Conservation Fall Forestry season. We need adventurous, hard-working individuals to camp at remote sites and complete land conservation projects through team-based field work across the stunning open spaces and mountain parks of the Colorado Front Range. Personal growth, friendship, and endurance thrive here. We provide all the tools, training, and fuel you’ll need to accomplish any project you set your mind to. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to build trails, use chainsaws, remove invasive species, and protect wildlife habitats. Put your personal development at the top of your priority list, next to community service and environmental impact. Get paid biweekly while doing what you love and earn a scholarship at the end of the fall. Not an experienced outdoorsperson? Never built a trail or used a chainsaw? That's okay! Our crews begin the season with a week of in-house orientation and a week of field training either on trail building or chainsaw operation. We have high quality tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads for you to use in the field if you need them. All we ask is that you bring your dedication to hard work, a positive attitude, and a commitment to a term of service you’ll never forget. What we do every day: • Complete physically demanding conservation projects with crews of 9 other Corpsmembers on public lands throughout 15 counties surrounding Colorado Springs • Projects include trail construction and maintenance, fire mitigation, invasive species removal, wildlife habitat improvements, fencing, and public land maintenance • Our usual work week is four 10-hour days, Monday – Thursday, with most Fridays off • Participate in four hours per week of educational activities on environmental stewardship, civic engagement, healthy living, leadership & career development, and social justice • Crews meet at the office in Colorado Springs every Monday morning, then camp at remote project sites through Thursday afternoon each week. All food is provided by Mile High Youth Corps while camping, and camping gear is available to use for the season if needed. Corpsmembers Receive: • Biweekly stipend: Earn a living stipend of $760 every two weeks • AmeriCorps Education Award: Earn a scholarship of $1,566.14 upon successful completion of 450 hour term of service. This scholarship can be used to pay tuition or pay back qualifying student loans. • Trainings: 40 hour Outdoor Stewardship Institute Trail building training or S-212 Chainsaw Equivalency Certification, First Aid/CPR, Pesticide Application, and hands-on technical training related to all projects • Transportation: We provide transportation from our Colorado Springs office to the work site at the beginning of the week and back to the office at the end of the week. • Health Insurance: May be eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after serving at MHYC for sixty days. Corps members will have a monthly share of the health insurance premium. Schedule: This is a full-time temporary position, from August 20th – November 15th, 2019. Crews work four days of 10 hours on a camping hitch, Monday through Thursday, with in-office programming one Friday morning every month. Apply on our website at https://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/apply-now, or visit us in person at 417 E Vermijo Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Questions? Call 719.630.7421 ext. 402.
• Between 18-24 years old and eligible to legally serve in the United States. Documentation will be required on the first day. • Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day. • High School Diploma or equivalency required. • Able to commit to the entire term of service. • This position may have access to vulnerable populations and therefore must complete a pre-service background check which includes fingerprinting. • Pre-service drug screen required (includes marijuana).
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