Forestry or Trail Crew Member – Nevada Conservation Corps

Agency
Great Basin Institute
Location
Reno, NV
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$4,400/$8,800 living allowance depending on term length
Start Date
05/20/2019
Last Date to Apply
05/30/2019
Website
http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=TAM&REQ=2019-NCC-001
Description
The Service Experience: Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside 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. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration. 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. Contract Timeline: 3 and 6 month terms available • 3 month (450 hour) Americorps term from May 20, 2019 - August 16, 2019 • 6 month (900 hour) Americorps term from May 20, 2019 - November 15, 2019 Dates can be flexible so don't hesitate to contact us! Location: Reno, NV You will be based out of our Reno Field Office on 4- or 8-day "tour" schedules. Camping locations are provided during the workweek. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options. Compensation and Benefits: • 3 month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $4,400 living stipend (approximately $700 every two weeks before taxes) • 6 month (900 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $8,800 living stipend (approximately $700 every two weeks before taxes) Education Award: Upon successful completion of your term you will be given access to your Segal Education award which can be used for Title IV university/college tuition or to pay for federal student loans. The education award is only considered taxable income on the day you use the award. • 3 month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $1,566.14 • 6 month (900 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $2,960 Per Diem: For every day you work in the field with us you will receive $7.25. 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) Other Benefits: Insurance Loan Forbearance Interest Accrual Repayment Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility Educational Affiliation Agreements (College Credit)
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. Application Instructions: For more information and to apply, please visit: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=TAM&REQ=2019-NCC-001
Contact Person
Sarah Mendoza
Contact eMail
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