Forestry or Trail Crew Member – Nevada Conservation Corps (Fall)

Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
dependent on term length
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside Americorps volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Fall projects in Northern Nevada may include: Trail maintenance around Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe National Forest Forest thinning in Susanville, California with the Bureau of Land Management Habitat restoration at Great Basin National Park Native species planting around Northern Nevada Invasive species management in Eldorado National Forest Essential Duties: •Building and maintaining trails, restoring and improving wildlife habitat, and reducing hazardous fuels in our forests and public lands; •Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water; •Making a commitment of national service to our landscapes and communities; •Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service; •Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff; •Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC Administration, crew supervisors and project partners; •Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment; •Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members; •Participating in in-field education sessions; •Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%; •Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally. Make sure to check the Nevada Conservation Corps overview page here. Contract Timeline: Three and Six month Americorps terms are available: - 3 Months: August 19, 2019 to November 15, 2019 - 6 Months: August 19, 2019 to February 21, 2020 - We can be flexible with start dates. Please contact Sarah Mendoza, Recruitment Coordinator, at to discuss your options. Location: Reno, NV Compensation and Benefits: This is an AmeriCorps position. • 3 month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $4,400 living stipend (approximately $650 every two weeks before taxes) • 6 month (900 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $8,800 living stipend (approximately $650 every two weeks before taxes) Education Award: • 3 month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $1,566.14 • 6 month (900 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $2,960 Per Diem: $7.25/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $58.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team. Trainings: • First Aid & CPR certification • Leave No Trace training • Trainings will be received depending on what projects your crew is assigned: -trail construction/maintenance -chainsaw training; USFS "A Feller" certification Optional Training & Education we will provide include: • Defensive Driving Certification • Off-Road Driving Class • Resume Building Workshop • Interview Skills Workshop • Native Plant Identification • Invasive Plant Identification • GPS Unit Training • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Job Qualifications: •Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. •Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners. •Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water. •Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally •Be at least 17 years of age •Be a US citizen •Must possess a high school diploma or GED •Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).* •All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
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Sarah Mendoza
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