Forestry Technician (Recreation) AmeriCorps Internship: Idaho Panhandle National Forest – Sandpoint, ID

Northwest Youth Corps/Idaho Conservation Corps
Sandpoint, ID
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$6,240.00 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $1,638.89 education award upon completion of the 480 hours of service.
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Position Title: Forestry Technician (Recreation) - 480HR Position Summary: The Sandpoint Ranger District is recruiting one summer Forestry Technician (Recreation) beginning June 7, 2021 through August 28, 2021. Incumbent will primarily maintain recreation facilities on the district and provide visitor information. This position will typically work four ten-hour days per week (specific schedule to be determined). Duties and Responsibilities: Duties will be to serve with Forest Service employees maintaining and cleaning campgrounds, developed recreation facilities, trailheads, and lake-based campsites on the district 60%. The position will entail site maintenance, frequent visitor contacts, and information sharing 40%. Work will be accomplished via truck and boat. This position will also help with maintenance and repairs to a lookout rental. Duty/Housing Location: Duties are performed out of the Sandpoint Ranger District in Sandpoint, Idaho. Housing is provided in a bunkhouse with a common kitchen, bathroom, and individual bedrooms at the Sandpoint Ranger District. The candidate may provide their own housing, camp, or use this free forest service housing. Terms of Employment: One AmeriCorps member will complete a term of service starting June 7, 2021 through August 28, 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: May 24, 2021 Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received. Type of position: AmeriCorps Member Service Dates June 7, 2021 – August 28, 2021 Length of Term: 12 WKS/ 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 Please select “Idaho Panhandle NF - Forestry Technician (Sandpoint)” when applying. Additional Information If you have questions about the position, please reach Idaho Conservation Corps/Northwest Youth Corps Internship Program Officer Andrew Tagge at, or Idaho Panhandle National Forest – Trails and Recreation Manager Lisa Portune at
Required Qualifications: • Willingness to work as part of a small team • Good written and verbal communication skills • 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 Desired Qualifications: • Experience reading maps • Attention to detail. • Previous experience using GPS units and other mobile devices. • Coursework in recreation management, forestry, natural resources or related field • A strong interest in resource management and visitor services.
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